day seventy here folks! final exam this morning in language class..one word: easy. or at least i think it was. i noticed i was the first one done so i just sat there an extra half an hour bored..then i was done at like 11 but i didn't want to go to school so i got some hot chocolate with a person from my class. then i went to school at like 11:30 and sat in the library for a while. then we had two hours of music, wherei got taken out of class by the principal! for good reasoning, of course. he just asked me and the other annoying kid what classes we wanted to take for sure. luckily for me (and everyone else in the class) he chose almost ALL different classes and i stuck with the same ones except for an hour of jazz theory. he also took me out of like 1 class a day so i could just go to the library and "do language class homework", hahahah. reallynice guy, the principle. anyways then i had an hour of math and i was done for the day. needless to say, i have about one chapter left in my book. so far i've decided i really like reading..and i really like writing. hmmm. anyways then i went to the post office after school to get a box to mail my mom and dad a box! then i went and got some ____ to put in the box..and i also got a chocolate saint nicolas dude and he is LEKKER. (tasty, this has become a common word in my limited-dutch vocabulary.) but do not be confused, THIS IS NOT A CHOCOLATE SANTA!!!!! santa is fat, has elves, rudolph, and lives in the north pole. this is some skinny dude that slightly resembles the pope..he has a horse, comes on december 6th, and has a lot of speculaas cookies shaped after him. its something i will probably blog about at a later date..almost sounds like a dissertation "the differences between santa and st nicolas" hahah
anyways then i came home and had an apple while talking to my host mom. haha, and you wonder if i ever stop eating, right? so then i packed up my box for home and some point after that we had spaghetti. then you'll never guess what we did tonight! PUMPKIN CARVING! so fun! i made a cat, while the host brother vincent stuck with a more traditional route. we were so hard at work! does it even look like a cat? it's nothing compared to my award winning pumpkin featured on the front of the Brookings Register a couple years ago but nobody mailed me a pumpkin knife, but luckily i have a spooky sounds cd from hartz instead!
anyways, i leave you now bloggers with a quote by my good ol "brave new world" writing buddy... it doesn't particularly pertain to anything about today, but quotes are always nice and cliche, so what the hell. happy day.
“Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxley
ps: here is a recipe i created (damn i'm good) for some roasted pumpkin seeds! i made them tonight and i find them pretty tasty.
lekker pumpkin seeds by jamie
2 cups fresh pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons garlic salt (i actually don't know for sure, i used dried garlic and sea salt...)
mix it all together, put on a cookie sheet, and roast for an hour or till brown in a 350 degree oven...SMAKELIJK!