Okay so a lot has been happening since Halloween. Pretty much everyone in Israel knows everyone else, and it is a scarily small world, especially after being on Year Course and meeting so many people. Either people that I met at different Shabbatons are meeting friends in the army, or have mutual friends with people at IDC and I'm just bumping into people all the time, at parties or even just on the street.
The airport on shabbat is a very empty place. Not only are things not open but its really hard to get there without a car. Talya, Keenan and I took Guy to the airport to go back to South Africa. It was really sad saying buy to him and hopefully he will be back sooner than the next school year.
Jenni's birthday was yesterday. We pregamed at their/mine apartment and then tried to go to a club, but it was 25+, so none of us could get in so we went to Carmelle's, amazing house in Kfar Shmulyahu. It was more laid back than the club would have been, so more my scene. We were all sitting on the patio when the sprinklers came on. I was going on for a while about how I wanted to go through the sprinklers but no one wanted to come with me. then Talya came out and she brought up the sprinklers and then we ran through them!!! everyone thought we were just doing it because we were drunk, but there is something about us Californians, that we would do this anytime of day.
I had a Bio quiz this past sunday. Looking at the quiz it looks really easy, ten questions, fill in the blank. But we have learned sooooo much about the cell, neurons, DNA, and more that anything could have been on the quiz. So after studying a lot during the week and going out friday night after the Hillel dinner, Talya and I needed a relaxing shabbat/study session. So we walked to Joseph's for shabbat lunch, followed by a studying session. Hopefully I did well on the quiz!
We, Talya and I, had another Shabbat dinner at her place a couple of weeks ago. It was a very hectic day leading up to dinner, but dinner was very nice and then we went to a bar in Ramat HaSharon that we had heard about, and after a very interesting cab ride we found it. It was a pleasant evening with the girls and then we decided to walk back to Herzliyah. It was probably about a hour walk but didn't feel like it. and of course instead of going straight home, we went to Theodore's, the student bar, there was like no one in the bar, (2:30 am fri night), so we were going crazy...then we left the bar and danced our way home.
[That week in Communications we watched a movie about hypereality called Rising. Its a documentary about the crumping scene in L.A. oh and tali, lil C from SYTYCD is in it. So our dance repertoire increased a lot]
Classes have been good. I'm really enjoying Bio. I hate, hate, hate our applied psychology workshop (3.5 hrs after 3 hrs of Stats), its a bad time of the day after an already long day. And it just isn't that interesting. I always behave in all of my classes, I'm a good student. But I swear this teacher hates me.
Going to an international school in Israel, makes you forget that you are in Israel. Everyone is from everywhere else, and they are now more interesting to get to know than Israelis. And I am just studying in English and almost never speak in Hebrew, except for Ulpan and occasionally with friends.
and can i just say how exciting it is taht the Beatles are now on iTunes. I said this in class, and someone was like wait, you pay for your music? hahah no, but they are now there.
oh! and Olivia crashed with me on her way up to Tsfat. It was really nice seeing her, once she finally got to me, another crazy bus story for her to tell. And a friend from Efrat that I had met exactly a year ago also crashed with me. Thank G-d for the three couches in the living room. Everyone left bright and early Friday Morning and then I had lunch with Rebbeciah and Talya at the Mall (I FINALLY ATE AT AROMA) and then we did some errands. Rebbeciah bought me a new sweat shirt since she had lost mine. It was becoming colder so I needed a jacket, but now its back up to the high 70s/low 80s. Its crazy! Mid November and I'm still wearing shorts. Not to say the other students are trying to bring out the boots, and sweaters. But I wont do it until it is actually cold out!
Till next time,