Firstly, the office of letters and light is the organization that National November Writing Month is a part of. I'll be writing a 50k word book this month with the program. Any donations go towards my prizes at the end of the month and an awesome organization that helps bring creative writing programs to thousands of schools. Here's a video about exactly what they are and do: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/nanovideo/what-is-the-office-of-letters-and-light Donate? (: http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?is_new=1&fcid=158985
Secondly, I got to carve a pumpkin and my brother did too! Heres some pictures:
I've officially been here for two months and six days.
The past two weekends have been pretty great, the first we went to La Rochelle to see the aquarium and that was the first time Ive eaten in a restaurant here. Then the weekend after we went to Clisson to see the castle and walk down this trail by the river. Its been pretty snazzy, I'm feeling well adjusted and getting used to the language. I wish there was more to do though; I've been sitting in the house on my computer ALL weekend and it actually hasnt been by choice, theres just NOTHING to do. The only time I went anywhere was friday night, I was going to stay at Jimena's. I got there and we decided to go to the store for some food. Right after leaving we realized she forgot her key and no one was home so we got some food, waited outside the house for like an hour to see if her brother came home, and just went back to my house and watched the Human Centipede.
Now I'm blogging with some kind of lethal coughing disease that people have told me could be as bad as pneumonia. C'est la vie! >.<
I'm gonna try to figure out some sort of photo album deal on here so I can put up all the pictures from the aquarium.
Lastly, ill be putting up a word counter for NaNoWriMo so you can keep up with me but I cant until after it starts. I suggest mom volunteer to buy me https://store.lettersandlight.org/merchandise/nanowrimo-ask-questions-later-ceramic-travel-mug if I can finish my book and https://store.lettersandlight.org/merchandise/nanowrimo-merit-badge-patches for my blazer;D
So for starters, i assume youve all seen this scene from harry potter:
Well, i recently realized this is what the tree in my back yard looks like the second the sun goes down every day. I seriously wake up in the morning, turn on the porch light and think about how im never going outside again. Just today, from at least ten feet away, I took this picture. This thing was at least two inches in diameter.
And then on the way home from a birthday party tonight i ran face-first into one... :/
But yeahhh. So, lets see. whats been going on in france...
well, yesterday i had plans to go to nantes with everyone. we were supposed to meet up at 6 but there was some train strike so i had to take a bus at 12:40 to get there on time. When I was 5 minutes from pulling into the train station in nantes, i got a text saying no one was going. the next bus wasnt until 16:35 so i had like 3 hours to run around nantes. That was pretty cool, though in the beginning i was entirely pissed off.
Then last weekend we went to Mont Saint Michel. That was pretty amazing... The first day we walked about an hour to the island behind the castle, and then the second day we got to go through and check out the whole thing. Pictures of that are on facebook(:
then the weekend before that we went to La Baule for the orientation weekend. That was generally pretty rad though there werent many specific events to speak of. It was just like a big convention and we stayed at this campground after.
School has been going well, I dont have to take spanish or PE so my schedule is nice and full of holes. My french is getting pretty good, I realized about Wednesday that I can form coherent full sentences and I understand almost everything. Pretty much everyone in my class likes me so i imagine it couldnt be much better(:
The only part that sucks is that I miss my Peter, but I only have 8.5 months left ;D
I think i can, I think I can!!
Well, I think thats all for now. Ill try to update regularly or if anything special happens but its hard to keep up with people personally, a diary (that is a full time job) AND a blog. I'm working on juggling all three.