I didn't want to get too ahead of myself with the last entry, but saturday night Chelsea and I accompanied Rog (friend from work) and his mates at our first Australian rules football game aka footy. It is a fantastic game to watch (and play I'm sure)! Just imagine the intensity of hockey - fast paced, physical, and put it on a grass field with no pads or protective gear. Yup. Amazing. I absolutely love it. It trumps American football by far, though granted I never really enjoyed that anyway. It's just so quick and physical. Fantastic! Check out clips on youtube or something, you won't regret it!
I started my serious soccer training yesterday with a 35 minutes run. I was really tired and didn't think I'd be going that far, but instead of doing my usual loop in the park I kept going straight and found myself along the tram tracks and then the zoo! I ran around the perimeter of the zoo and headed back. It was getting dark and I wasn't 100% certain where I was. I mean, I had a general idea of the direction I wanted to go in so I kept my pace up the entire way as to beat the darkness and unfamiliarity. This worked out to my advantage since it was a great workout. Had I been in the same, all too familiar territory I normally endure, then my run probably would not have been as successful.
Here I am the night before my French midterm, and oh yeah, PRESENTATION, thinking to myself, wait, I actually have to do some studying?! So of course one of the main reasons I'm posting is to further procrastinate. I capitalized presentation because I knew I had a presentation week 7. Notice how there is no date attached to that. Such an annoying system!! My tutorial instructor, this awkward graduate student, was supposed to get back to an email I had sent him a week before I left. I had asked when I was presenting so that I could, you know, be prepared!? He said he would let me know when he got to his office tuesday. Hmmm. He never responded! I found out last night when I stumbled upon the subject schedule online that apparently, THIS IS WEEK 7!!! Great, so I need to study for French and prepare a presentation. Hooray! Yippee! Imagine my excitement at this news...I had been thinking this entire time that this is week 6, which it in fact is because the rest of the university community does not count Easter holiday into their schedules. Argh. So annoying!
Anywho, you'll be glad to know that it's starting to get a bit cooler here in around the 50's. I'm not prepared for this! I feel so spoiled from the heat. Also, if I can't handle 50's how I am going to return to the brutality of a Rochester winter! Eek! I'm still loving it here and having a good time, but definitely missing all my friends and family at home. Quick! Someone invent a teleporter!