Friday, January 21, 2005

Universitat de Barcelona

The guys ended up going and grabbing something to eat and then we trekked over to the girls’ place to watch a movie. We watched Super Troopers. I love that movie...definately quotable.


“Normal day” so far. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been here barely a week. It feels much longer. I’ve learned SO much in such a short amount of time...it’s crazy.

Today I had Spanish for like 4 hours. What we’re learning is pretty much what I learned in high school, but it applies a lot better over here, of course (por supuesto). Our Spanish prof is cool. After we spent some time in the classroom, he took us out and showed us the Universitat de Barcelona. The school that I am going to is a branch off of that main campus and it’s only about a 5 minute’s walk from where we are. It is a really nice University. It’s around 500 years old and the architecture is beautiful in the classical style. I really wish that in the states, we didn’t just tear stuff down and build over it. Here, it’s really interesting because there are a lot of old buildings, not always nice looking ones, but what they do is use the shell and change the inside. In the US, we either tear down the old and build new, or just start from scratch. Like here I was wondering where the schools where younger kids go because I didn’t see anything like what I’m used to seeing back home. Here there school could have been an old church or office building, etc. It’s really interesting. Seeing something from the street is very deceiving sometimes...

Tonight we are having a social at Michael Newman’s place. He’s an A&M prof on sabatical and he seems pretty cool. I mean, he’s having all of us over, so that’s definately nice in my book. We’ll see how it turns out...

2 Comments:

At January 22, 2005 at 5:15 AM, Blogger Susan said...

You are asleep right now...how wierd. Upload some pictures!!!! Sounds like you are having a great time, your blog caused me to be late to class today...I got busy reading and then "OH NO!" and I was late. Oh well. hahaha

 
At January 22, 2005 at 4:26 PM, Blogger Susan said...

This is the "next" blog after yours...check it out. Its pretty weird!

http://-stardreamer-angel.blogspot.com/

(yes, I am bored)

 

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