Being a Bolognesi
So my title is basically directed at the copious amounts of bread eaten here. I have bread all of the time, but the good thing is it is usually smothered in Nutella. I counted, and at one point I had nutella six meals in a row, no joke.
So today was the IAU scavenger hunt. I woke up at the crack of noon after another night on the town in Aix, actually let me start there.
So last night, which is essentially my Friday night (I have no class Friday morning so Thursday night is party night.) The housemate and I met a friend from IAU at IAU around 845 to do our french version of a pregame which consisted of us drinking heineken while walking around Aix. A little later we met up with a legion of IAU students ready to party.
It was someone's birthday, which probably drew out a few extra people, but there were around 40-50 of us, so we were rolling deep. We got to the Sunset Cafe, which looked shady. We had to ring a doorbell to get in and they only let us in four at a time. Six euro cover but one euro pints, so it was a good deal. It was almost time to hop to another bar when I decided to grab another pint. I was greeted by a pierced frenchman who gave me euro without saying a word. I said "merci" and he said "tu parle francais" instead of wasting time explaining that my french is limited i just said no, because I could tell he spoke english and he was kind of creepy. In return he told me to buy him a beer with the euro, idk why he couldn't get it himself but whatever.
He continued to ask me where I am from, I said Chicago. He replied with "AHHHHHH CHICAGO BULLS, LUA DENG, JOAKIM NOAH, D-ROSE. In the interest of getting away from this guy I was like yeah they are cool as I moved my wallet from my back pocket to my front. I bought this kid a pint and left.
This time we were given plastic pints so my friend Sean and I took it for the road nearly finishing before we made it to Wohoo. Not much happened at Wohoo and I left not too long after I got there.
To the Scavenger hunt. I arrived this afternoon which felt like morning to IAU to start the scavenger hunt. I already knew I wasn't going to take it seriously and I was probably going to roam around Aix with my bros. We explored the city, found a bookstore with books in English, a cool church with gargoyles, the french military academy (one of them at least) a cool park with a duck pond, and a football field, an american football field with goalposts and everything. It was a big sports complex, there was an indoor pool, outdoor track, tennis court and a football field.
We proceeded to Cours Mirabeau, the main street in Aix, where I got a slice of Pizza because my bread with my side of bread wasn't holding me over as well as I thought it might (I didn't just eat bread but you get the idea.) Then back to IAU to hear about a few clubs. The clubs were not quite my style and the sports club rep couldn't make it which is basically the only thing I wanted to join but it is ok.
I am also hoping to hear more about my conversation partner soon. I signed up to partner up with a French college student who will help me learn good.
Anyway, this post has probably bored you to no end because today wasn't incredibly exciting. Well, it was for me because I could take in the sights and sounds but that is harder to experience through a blog.
Tomorrow IAU goes to Nice and Monaco, which will be the sixth country that I have been to, oh yes I am counting Monaco.
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