Friday, May 09, 2008


It's been almost a year since I last wrote a post. I completely forgot to post about San Francisco. Woops. I'm not going to post anything here, only saying that I am going to start a new blog about where I'm at right now. I'll post a link as soon as I create it. I'm pretty sure no one looks at this anymore, so my link will go unnoticed. =) But in the odd case that someone stumbles on here they will know where to find me.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


I wanted to have this whole "reflection" post on the past year, but I have no time. I have to meet my friends for brekkie very soon.

Just wanted to say I love you all! I love all the friends I've met here and everyone back home who supported me through everything this year.

Just quickly, if I were to look back on this year, I would definately say it was great. I'll expand on that when I get the chance.

Love you all!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

It's starting to hit me...

... that I'm actually leaving on Saturday. :'(

I had a chat with Jack this evening about how much I love him and how much he means to me. I'm going to miss him so much, and I know he's going to miss me too. It's really hard.

I've also been packing hardcore tonight. I've had one suitcase packed for about two weeks, but am now packing and repacking to try and have everything fit and make sure it's under 50 pounds each.

Remember one year ago? I was here. It's even worse now, because I wasn't worried about the weight of my luggage back then because I actually had money. I actually have less clothes than when I came here, because I shipped a few things home and also threw out a whole bunch that doesn't fit me any more (damn you, dryer!) and a whole bunch I just don't wear now. I wish I hadn't decided to go to San Francisco now because it's causing all sorts of issues. I'm just going to put my heaviest stuff in my carry-on if it's an issue.

I have so much to do tomorrow as well! ARGH! Why do I always PROCRASTINATE?!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I just realised I've never blogged about this. This has GOT to be my favourite commercial. I have no idea why it cracks me up - maybe it's the last "The world", but I just think it's gold. It's not funny in a slapstick way, but in a, "My GOD, it's snickers!" way. Anyway, I've loved it since I first came here.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Baseball Butts

Damn technology!! Had a post all written and started uploading my pics only to have the computer freeze.

Anyway, John had given me tickets to go see a Cubs game at Wrigley field, something I was so grateful for because I really had wanted to go to a game badly. I took Judith, Natalia and Vera with me, so it was definately a good night out!

The girls on the train.

Me on the train.

Vera, Natalia and I.

The title of this post refers to the arses on the players. We spent the whole game discussing their butts. I don't know if it's the uniforms, or the type of training they have to do, but it really works in their favour. =)

A game goes for 9 innings, but if the scores are tied it goes until someone gets another home run. We stayed until the 12th inning, and realised that we needed to get on the train. The next day we found out that the Pirates beat the Cubbies in the 15th inning 4-3. Damned Pirates!!!!!

It was a good night all round. Some drama getting home, and I was buggered the next day, but it was well worth it.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Second Last Weekend

So, here's a recap of my weekend:

Went out with Vera on Friday night for dinner. We are complete losers, because after dinner we went to Starbucks, had a coffee, and it was still only 9pm. We decided to hire a video so we went to Blockbuster and there was nothing we wanted, so we went to THE LIBRARY to get a DVD from there. Like I said: LOSERS.

Saturday morning I had breafast with Judith because she was working from 12 to 9. We had a mini roadtrip to find the bloody place because this country has the annoying habit of sometimes not putting street signs up and just putting numbers up instead, so if you don't know that Elmhurst Rd is also Route 83, then you might just drive past it, like we did. =) We eventually found it in the usual fashion - you know, just after you've given up on the place.

After that we went to Starbucks and wandered around my suburb a bit. It's just too cute. I'm going to miss this place.

That evening we were having a little going-away dinner for myself, and as usual I had forgotten about it (it was only sprung on me on Thursday) and had to call people to see if they could come. Only 4 people could come on such short notice: Andrea, Vera, Miriam and her visiting friend from Germany, Theresa. It was still a good night though. Frances can kind of go overboard on the whole getting ready and presentation thing, especially since it was so casual, but it was still nice.

Sunday I went downtown with Miriam and Theresa. We had Chicago-style hotdogs from Portillos and went up the John Hancock building.

After that we went to Chinatown, which was pretty sad, as it, "That's IT?"

We ended the day with a trip to Buckingham Fountain, which unfortunately, was still not turned on.

You may recall the opening credits to Married... With Children. Well, this was the fountain that was used.

That night I drove John to the airport. He's going to the Middle East for a couple of weeks. Yes, that's right - I probably won't see him again before I leave. It was so weird. It really doesn't feel real. He said lots of really nice things to me, that I was a good au pair and such, but I'm sure he says that to all the au pairs. Lol.

So that was my weekend. Well, apart from Judith and I trying to find a Starbucks that was open late on a Sunday night, and settling for a vomit-inducing thickshake at a nasty chain-diner instead.

Friday, May 04, 2007


I stayed up late to watch the 11pm repeat of today's Oprah episode............


I'm not joking!! There were only 3 glimpses of people in the audience, and Judith and I had the biggest one. I looked like shit! Judith looked great, as usual, even though she doesn't think so. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!