July 24, 2006 at 10:54 AMThe time has come when I must depart the dear German city of Heidelberg. The community opened up their arms and welcomed my family and me in. I will miss:
- Seeing pretty, old buidlings.
- Walks in the Odenwald.
- Going to basketball practice.
- Speaking German.
- Play pick-up games of Fussball (soccer; football is the real word).
- Good bread/chocolate/cake/food in general.
- Having hours to practice.
- My violin teacher, Mrs. Nielsson.
- My new German friends.
- The attic room.
- Döner imbiss.
- Those mega-words like Volkshochschule or Lebensmittlegeschäft or siebzehntausendvierhundertfünf...
I am also looking forward to many things:
- Seeing my friends in Kansas.
- Meeting Karin and Colleen.
- Seeing Pippin!!
- California (family, beach, etc.).
- Our house.
- Seeing my violin teacher I have had since I was eight, Mrs. Lewis.
- E-mailing Oprah...from the US.
- Air conditioning
I’ve also learned several things:
- I am going to miss Germany.
- My friends are very important.
- My dog is very special to me.
- Joshua Bell is really nice.
- It is possible to create a new, happy life even if you completely abandon your previous one.
- Public transportation is great.
- Janine Jansen is a super violinist.
- Bolero is boring.
- The second movement of the Bruch is gorgeous.
- Tokio Hotel is...er...not my style.
- I love Fussgängerzones.
- Nothing beats German meadows.
- Switzerland is probably one of the prettiest places in the world.
- I have a secret ability to communicate with cows.
- Desdemonda is a computer prodigy.
- If you are in Europe, there is a chance Bram will show up on your doorstep.
Goodbye, Germany. I’ll miss you, but I’ll be sure to return.
I am looking foward to these things most....
~being able to talk on cell phones, instead of Aim, skype and email
~me coming to Kansas in september 06 hopefully
~us going to chicago in november 06 for ASM
~you coming to Iowa city in Jan 07 for Josh bell!
~me coming to kansas in jan 08 for josh bell!
wow...yay... itll be amazing!!!
:D :D :D
Seriously though, what a great experience. It was fun for us too, to see the Blinde Kuh & c.
That kuechen looks zer gut. Kanne Ich habe ein slice, bitte?
Yeah, it does seem like just yesterday you were announcing your big move, Sydney! Ah, how time flies. And I'm looking forward to meeting you too!
Oh, and my highschool German apparently taught me something as I actually know what Fussgangerzones are. :)!
Would someone please tell me what fussg... means? I haven't learned how to spell Zigeuner.. yet.
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