Being a Bolognesi
actually all champagne is french, it's named after the region- otherwise it's a sparkling white wine
So today I had classes starting at 14:00 -- that is 2:00 pm for those not on military time. So I slept til around 11, yeah ik it is late but i am still fighting jet lag. When I woke up I had three pieces of bread with nutella and banana. Then I went to 'casino' a local grocery store to pick up shampoo, soap, toothpaste etc, don't worry I have been using travel sized ever since I got here. I havent been going without soap and toothpaste! Then I came back home to drop that stuff off and drag myself to class in the terrible Aix blizzard.
It really is nothing. We got a light dusting of snow, but it apparently was enough snow to keep the busses from working, thus giving my host brother a snowday! I found it hilarious because there was less than an inch of snow, and none of it stuck, but my host mom said when it snows in Aix life stops, because it apparently never snows here.
My first class was global marketing. The class itself only has nine people, which reminds me of some class at Schlarman, not because of the material but because of the size of the class and because of the room we are in. The rooms in the building remind me of the Mansion at Schlarman, very old but adapted to function in the 21st century. It was just syllabus day so nothing interesting happened, but we did pick case study countries so I picked Chile and Argentina.
The next class that I had happened to be in the same room and that class is Geopolitics of the Mediterranean Basin, very interesting. My teacher is an American, as opposed to my marketing teacher who is french. My polisci teacher was in the Marine Corps, and has a master's degree from the poli sci school in Aix. He seems like a very interesting dude.
We went around the class and asked us about our poli sci backgrounds and I told him about my GLBL 499 class, and he was very impressed. The reason he was impressed is because the class that I was in allowed us to negotiate with other schools from across the world and things of that nature. I was almost embarrassed because he made me feel like I was showing everyone else up, but it was really just the program, not any sort of expertise on my part.
That class was short. So afterwards I went to get my passport from the lady that made copies of them for IAU records, then it was off to get my phone. I went to Orange, and found a cheap phone, only 24 euro, and then i bought 5 euro worth of credits, which gets me 55 texts and like 13 minutes, so not much but it will do the job for now and I can always get more credits.
Now I am home, ready to eat and I need to get organized with everything here being that I have books and papers and school supplies and blah blah blah blah blah blah
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