My own family will tell you, I dont deal well with crowds, particularly crowds and heat. This may come as a little bit of a shock as I tend to head to lots of places full of crowds and heat, Tokyo, Rome, Bangkok, etc. BUT, I am not I am expected to talk to talk to these crowds and take their crap. And though I am actually quite social, and I love entertaining, I love to do it on my terms. Therefore hanging out with extended family is rarely entertaining for me, as no other group will so enthusiastically insult you “for your own good” and then get upset when you call them on their crap. (Except that is Germans) Again, when you can live your own life then you can give me advice on mine, having said that, most people who live their own lives successfully are far too happy and secure in life to pass on judgment of others. So yes, every time you tell me to settle down, stop traveling, for f&%ks sake stop driving a motorcycle or blah blah blah, not only am I not listening, but I am wishing you happiness in what has to be a sad life.
Anyway, so I spent this weekend on a mountain top in Chur. Patrick’s nephew was Christened this weekend, and I was really looking forward to it. The kid was literally baptized on a mountain top.
But to say the heat, and the fact that it was an extended family gathering, with lots of people I dont know as friends of friends come, and it was a little overwhelming, and I hate how everyone gets on my case about not speaking German BUT when I give in and start to talk they make fun of my pronunciation. yeah, there is a reason I only speak with Oma, she doesn’t ridicule my accent! And then I think, guh, why am I here when I could be home with my own niece who thinks my German accent is just fine!
This is my German notebook she is so excited about here (yes I tired a word a day and a grammar point a week in an agenda. I gave up after 2 weeks, I just dont have the attention span ):
But then the ride afterwards really brought my spirit up however. And this is why I stay, I love being in Germany. I wish my parents and family lived in Switzerland as well (or Italy, or France, Im not choosy, ) and I wish my friends from were here for dancing, or that I could go home more often, but where else can I take off and drive for 3 months to Turkey and back through Croatia, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, and still have a job to come back to. We looked it up. If we took the highway for 27 hours straight we would be in Istanbul. (no we plan to take 3 – 4 weeks to get to Istanbul, but we COULD if we wanted to make it in 27). Where does that get you in Canada? Somewhere in Quebec? I would go stir crazy at this point in my life in Canada. A Job I am locked into? 350 dollars to fly to the next province?
I HOPE my last ride on back. I have my test July 5th, I will let you know how it goes. Till then check out CAT6 cable links,