back to the USA!
I once again find myself in MacDo, sipping on a coke so I can use their interent. I hate macdonalds, and sadly have eaten here more than I wanted to during my time in France, yet its cheap and now that the internet in my apartment is gone, i have no choice.
But really sitting here makes me remember my first time walking here to use the internet with Paty. I was startled when someone came up to me and started taking my order before I made it to the cash register. I stumbled through ordering and trying to understand that they were asking me what size drink i wanted. I had to really focus on to understand what people around me were saying. That was the first time. This time I walked in and had no problem giving my order for a large coke (which is like a medium coke for us USAers). I knew exactly what they were saying and they had no problem understanding me. And I really don't have to focus that much to understand what the large group of babbling teenagers are saying as they sit next to me. Even with all of the slang and expressions they are using, I understand them when they talk about their classes, and as they mock a random person walking by.
"Ca va, toi?" "Oui! Nickel!"
I do plan on writing a better entry about how I see things now. How things are a bit different, but I do'nt have the time or the battery power at the moment.
Therefore I will just wrap it up quickly and try to write more when I am waiting in the airport.
Tomorrow is my last day in Roanne. My bags are packed (amazing, right?!? i mean tottlay packed!! Ahead of time! NOt like when I left the USA and I was still packing 30mins before we left....) My room is clean and we are having a dinner tomorrow at our place to say goodbye.)
Am I sad? That is a stupid question. Of course i am. I'm saying goodbye to a life i've been living for 8 months. To people who are my friends, colleagues, students, advice givers and traveling buddies.
but i'm excited too! to see all of you at home!!! can't wait to see those smiling faces!
battery dying. i'll update when i can!
P.S no room for French candy. sorry folks!