Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I wish I knew the Turkish equivalent of Ciao... too tired to look it up.

Goodbye Istanbul. Goodbye program. Goodbye all.

(Hi mom.)

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Istanbul has some of the best of it since food was invented. Thought you ought to know. Also: the Grand Bazaar is a creepy place. Cool, lots to look at, interesting... but creepy.

To the left is a picture of the outside of gate 1. Almost all my pictures of the inside are blurry... I sigh. And did I mention the shopkeepers were creepy?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Frutti di Bosco
Cioccolato Bianco
Zenzero e Canella
San Crispino
Cioccolato Fondente
Pesca Bianca

And even the things I can't remember in Italian:

Sage and raspberry
white peach and lavender flowers (I only know half of it)
I can't even remember!

Basically: I'll miss you. I'll miss you all.

...on to Istanbul!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Legit Tuuuuuurrtle

Finally took a picture of the fountain. Am now procrastinating. A lot. Must finish presentation for tomorrow. And the ones for the next day. Uh. Yeah. I'll get it done; it's the doing that's difficult although I don't think that makes any sense anymore. I blame the heat.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Drinkin' and Thinkin'

The flatmates (which sounds cooler than 'apartmentmates.' Syllables don't quite line up right for that one) and I had a wild drinking party last week (hi mom). Wherein there was much rejoicing, much slumping over the table and many embarrassing pictures taken. So, a normal night of shenanigans, right? Right?

Molly displays proper drinking technique. As a side note, the peach, pear and apricot flavors had potential, but were much too syrupy for my tastes. And yes, those are all boxes of juice. It still counts as drinking.

In other news, went to Florence yesterday. It was really hot, and really touristy, but fun. Saw the David (afterwaiting in line for over an hour, we damn well saw the thing). Saw the river, and the Ponte Vecchio. Also saw the last half of the Germany/Argentina game because we got tired and ran out of touristing ideas (Go DEUTSCHLAND!!!). The best part may well have been seeing the view from the top of the Duomo. No matter where you looked was a postcard, I swear.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Saw the turtle fountain again yesterday. Am going to take a picture, one of these days. I feel it's appropriate.

For more pertinent things, today there was much intellectual (ha) discussion, a blackout in the Rome center, and lots of food.

And movie coming up.

And that's about it. In the meantime, to the left are fireworks over the Tiber. Or what of them that we could see.