Ab August werde ich 10 Monate im Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten leben!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Finals and other things

Day 50 -3. October 2012 Wednesday

In school nothing real interesting happened.  At home I sat downstairs and listened to the conversations talked and laughed. Also once Mom told Dad that she has to go to the kids room real quick  and he shouldn't sit on her place. Guess what happened? The exact opposite happened and then both of them started wrestling about that place it was hilarious! I laughed so much ,it was so funny!
Also Dad said  to one boy because he was crying: "It's no shame to cry. I'll cry when a special German has to fly back to Germany, too"
Yes also we went to church and after church Rost, Austin and I played a little bit Basketball.

Day 53 -6. October 2012

That was the day I skyped the first time with my family at home. I had time because nobody was home at that time. My family was at the volleyball game from Nikki. As I finally came downstairs everybody was home again. We ate lunch and soon after they had to leave again, to Karidens volleyball game. I stayed at home with Rost, Jersy and the little kids and watched TV.
As Nikki came back home she told me that the two of us would go eating, soon. I was excited because of that :D We went to Subway, it was the first time I was in a Subway here in America so Nikki explained everything to me. The people looked at me as if we were crazy because Nikki explained everything to me, but we told them that I'm an exchange student from Germany and the salesperson asked me whether I'm speaking German, in German! That was so funny. I answerd him in German, haha I guess he didn't understand that. xD Yeah as we ate Nikki talked about 2 1/2 hours, I was so great! Afterwards we went to some people Nikki knew, they had a very cute and happy baby. That baby was on of the most happiest babyies I've ever met, she smiled all the time! Then as we drove home we wanted to rent some movies but we couldn't find a good one which intersted us so we just went home.

Day 57- 10. October 2012 

That day we went through  Study guides in History and Sociology for the 9 week finals which started on Thursday, the day after  this one. It's an exam about the things we learned the last 9 weeks. In Yearbook we had a guest speaker again, he told us more about the ladder we have  to create.
In English we had a quizz again and our teacher danced his quizz dance again, it's just so amazing! 
The rest of the day I mostly spent with studing for Earth Science and Sociology.

Day 58- 11. October 2012

 Start of the 9 week exams.
And exactly that day I started not feeling that well.  In History we continued watching a movie and in Sociology we wrote an exam, I did very well in it! We got it back at the end of the period and I have 100 % yeah!  In Yearbook we had to write an exam aswell but just about what we've acconplished in that time. Then in Earth Science we wrote another exam, this had 100 questions on it!  But I did quiet well on it.
The rest of the day I studied for 3 exams on Friday.

Day 59 -12. October 2012

The day didn't start well either, my head and throat hurt. Before the classes Gabriel told me about an e-mail from our Coordinator about a trip, I became so curious!  In History, Spanish and English we had 9 week exams. I did ok. And in all the other classes I had mostly Study Hall, meant studing for  the exams.
As I got home Nikki told me that she has to leave for a football game, she's the manager, so I was left alone at home for a while. At about 7 pm I went to Wasilia's house. I should spent the night at her house. There I knocked at the door but mobody opened, I was afraid that nobody would be home, but luckly Wasilia was. We went upstairs and most of the time we listened to music, German, English and African music, it was a lot of fun and we laughed a lot.

Day 60- 13. October 2012

Even though it was a Saturday I woke up really early, at 9 am! Wasilia and I listened to music and  played a little bit Flow. Then I went with Wasilia, her Hostdad and hostsister to Walmart. It was fun, we walked through Walmart a long time because we never could find what we were searching for because it is so huge!
As we went back I told Wasilia that I want to go back to our house again. There I didn't do very much, I was at the laptop the rest of the day.

Day 61- 14. October 2012

2 months. I couldn't believe I was /am in America now 2 months.. :)
That day nothing real interesting happened. The day started like always with church. This time we didn't do very much, we mostly talked. Back home I just sat around and waited until 6, again church.

Monday, October 15, 2012

2 months!


I can't believe it! I'm in America for 2 months now! Time passes so freaking fast! Two months ago my  adventure started and it keeps going! In those two months I've seen and learned a lot of things. I've been through times I could screem of joy and happines and also through times I was very sad and homesick. Those times are very tough but thanks to my wonderfull hostfamily who cheered me always up when I felt bad they passed by very fast!  I can't tell how happy I am being here and how thankful, not just to my hostfamily also to my family at home and my  wonderful friends! I love you guys and  miss you!

I love America!!

xoxo Clarissa

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Day 46- 29. September 2012 Saturday

I sleep very long that day until 11:30 am!  Sometime later I went to the park with Kariden and the three little kids. It was great just to walk a little bit and watch them  playing.After we got back  Mom, Kariden and I went to the gas station and at 7 pm  we went to friend of my hostfamily who are also the youth leaders.  they have 7 kids and two boys of them had birthday and in the house there were so much people!! Cousins, all the kids, my hostfamily, aunts, uncles...  But I  liked it and didn't feel uncomfortable. Well I took a picture of Jordan and her cousin and in that picture her cousin has bright red eyes! And we were making fun of that the whole night!  Then once we went to buy something and drove to a store. As we came back we got our of the car and Jordan,Jersy and Kariden said " Get to the other car!" and ran to another car, I was so confused I didn't know what was going on.  Also they asked me wether I wanted to stay over night.  As we got to the other car we went to get some ice cream and they had Reese ice cream!! Wow that was super delicious! I love Reeses!  As we got back I said bye to Mom and Dad because Kariden and I stayed there. Almost the whole  time Jordan and I were joking around because of the one picture! It was hilarious!

Day 47- 30. September 2012

That morning we had to wake up early because of church. After church we ate lunch in church which was very good. After we got home I became so tired. Also I went  to the gas station with Jersy and Jordan and got some Reeses, I love them so very much! Until 6 I looked through some pictures with Mom until we went to church. After church I didn't do much, just watched a movie and soon after went to bed.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Shot- Not! and the Shakespear play

Day 42- 25. September 2012

School was ok. In English asked us our teacher whether Wasilia and I want to go to a Shakespear play on the next day, we say yes. I had to go early out of  English class because it should be the day I'd get a shot. Dad picked me up from school and we drove to Monticello. As we arrived the nurse looked at my shot record and said that I don't need any shot because I alread have all of them! Lucky me.  I was really happy because of that!! Afterwards we just went to Walmart and bought some grocery. After we got home I quickly ate dinner and then Dad, Marylin, Karianna and I drove to Nikkis volleball game.

Day 43 - 26. September 2012

That day I had to wake up at 5:50 am. That was real early! But I wasn't as tired as I thought I would be. We woke up so early because we had to be at school at 7 for "See you at the pole". There we prayed, for the students, school, teacher and other people, all together. Afterwards we ate breakfast in school. It was fun.
Then I had an US History test, it was ok.
In Spanish we got started with our Ipads, seriously the students are crazy about their Ipads... In Earth Science we had study hall because the nest day we should write a test. As I went to English our teacher sent me out of his class and told me to go to the office, I just knew that I had a test for phyiscal something but nothing more. So I  arrived at the office and was really lost! Because first nobody seemed to know why I had been sent there. Finally I found out that Mom wanted me to walk home. As I got home I picked up all the papers I needed and then we went to the building I had to go to.
There I had to do several test like hearing or visual test, they measured my wheight and height, asked me some questions, tested my reflextions and such. I needed to do that because I want to start Basketball and I can't participate without those tests. 
As the test was finally over Mom and I walked back home. There I studied 30 minutes for my Earth Science test and then I already had to leave again. I went to the school were I met the other students who also were going to see the Shakespear play.
Before we went to the play we went to Laffayette to eat  supper, I was so hungry!  But we runned late so we could just pick up our food and hurried back to the bus. I bought some  burger with onion ring and Dr. Pepper. It was real delicious! But Wasilia and I kind of hurried to eat because we just had about 20 minutes to eat until the play began. It was funny. The play was great even though I didn't unterstand everything because it was in a old english, Shakespear english so sometimes I had troubles to understand what they were saying. The play was about a dream within a dream within a dream, it was twisted, confusing and really amusing!
As we were back home it was alread 11 pm. I studied about 1 hour until I finally could go to bed, I like the day very much even though it had been very exhausting and long.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Spirit Week and Homecoming!

Ok first of all:
What if Spirit/ Homecoming week?!

For those who don't know that, Spirit week is a week where all high school students dress up to a motto each day  to show their school spirit and motivate their football team to be very good and win at the game on Friday. That game is called Homecoming. Because it is at home, at the school.  It is really fun.

Day 35. - 17. September 2012 Monday

Pajama Day ( No I didn't spell that wrong, that's the way they write it here!! I also was very confused as I say it written with 'aj' first. )

Yep the Monday was Pajama Day, and everybody came to school in a Pajama. I felt so funny wearing a Pajama during school the whole day but it was also very much fun because everybody wore their pajama. It was just like  unit, so amazing, I really like that!
Well after I came from school I just slept, I was so tired! For dinner we had Chili dogs, soo good!!  Yeah that was mostly my day.

Day 36. -18. September 2012 Tuesday 

Cowgirl/Cowboy Day

That day was Cowgirl and Cowboy day. During Vikes I wandered around with some students from my yearbook class and took pictures of  the students who were dressed up. It was fun!  Also I got my apple ID for the Ipad during Study Hall  means I could finally use the Ipad fully.
At home I simply did my homework and in the afternoon we went to the volleyball game from Kariden..

Day 37. -19.September 2012 Wednesday

Twin Day 

On Twinday I was the twin of Wasilia. She and I wore both our school Shirts and black pants.
During Vike I and the other exchange students had a meeting with our local coordinator in the library. We were suprised seeing her. She asked us what athletics or clubs we have joined. Also she told us some upcoming things in the next months.  It was a lot of fun talking with her!
The rest of the day nothing real interesting happened.
After our classes Wasilia and I went to Quizzbowl. That's something like "Who wants to be a millionaire?"
And you are in a team and can discuss the question together. That was until 5 pm. I didn't like it that much. Whenever the teacher read a question I just understood the half of it, I just didn't like it.
At home  at 6pm almost everybody went to church, I stayed at home and read in my book I havee to reaad for the AR test.

Day 38 -20.September 2012 Thursday

College Day

On College Day I wore Katies college sweatshirt and I was so great warm! Until Spanish nothing real interesting happened. In Earth Science we had like a Study Hall because the teacher had nothing to do for us, that was so great! In English we had a guest speaker and we also talked about pronouns. After school I went to Quizz bowl again and I decited to not go to Quizz bowl anymore, I prefer to do Basketball, I got some paper from the office and showed it to Mom.
As I first came home Mom called me to the kitchen and showed me our dinner, Mexican soup, very spicy and hot!  It was so good!

Day 39- 21. September 2012 Friday

Viking Day

Friday meant Homecoming Day or Viking Day. In school we had short periods, means the classes were just 45 minutes long. That was really confusing to me. We just had Lunch after Spanish, that was strange.
After the classes we had Pep Ralley Session. I also participated in it, it was fun!!
The Pep Sesion is to show pride of the school and school spirit. And during that the students do some "games" to show that. Also the cheerleaders danced which was really amazing, I loved it!  And 3 teachers got pied. Means a student throws a pie into the teachers face. That  was so hilarious!  The pie splashed everywhere!
After Prep Session  Nikki drove us home because it rained. After we got home, Mom,Dad, Kariden the little kids and I went to the homecoming parade. I liked it even though I thought it would be bigger. Then soon after that we went to the homecoming football game. It rained and I was real freezing! My feet were numb as the game was finally over. In the break  the homecoming gueen and king got their crowns. They were dressed in a  dress  or suit. But they also froze! I was so sorry for them, I mean I was frozen and I had a jacket and pants on.
After the football game there was a dance. But I didn't go to it, it was to frozen and just wanted to go home.
At home I simply tried to get warm again and went to bed, I was so tired!

Day 40 -22. September 2012 Saturday

On Saturday I slept in, that was so great! After breakfast I watched a little bit TV and waited for Nikki, we wanted to drive to  Buffallo to Grandma and Grandpas house. At 2 pm we drove to Buffallo. There were my hostfamily, the sister of my hostmom with their family and exchange student Rost.
Nikki and I went to a gasstation and she showed me the places were she grew up and told me some stories about it. After dinner Nikki, Kariden and I went home to pcik up Jordan. We four drove to Pizza Hut and wow I really like that Pizza ans the breadsticks! Funny ti me was that I was the only one who really ate much, haha usually I'm the one who doesn't eat that much, that was kind of funny.
Afterwards we went to a red box, where we can rent movies from. We rent 3 movies, but after we rent them we couldn't remember what one was about so we drove to walmart and returned it and got another one instead.
 At home we watched the movies on a PS3 because we have no DVD player, which is stupid!  It took us forever to prepare for it, we first had to figure out how to make it work and then we were interrupted about 4 times and had to restart the movie 4 times. But we just watched 1 1/2. "Lovely Molly" wasn't interesting and stupid  so we stopped at the half of it and watched "Case 39" instead. That movie was more interesting, it was confusing,twisted and crazy.

Day 41 -23.September 2012 Sunday

I couldn't sleep well that night and woke up all the time so it came that I was awake at 7:40 am and already prepared myself for church. After church we went back to our house and ate lunch and I helped a little bit with the dishes and cleaned our room´. At 6pm we went back to church, we watched Octoberbaby but didn't finish it, yet. As we went home it was real cold outside. As I was finally inside I watched the end of Rush Hour 2 and soon afterwards started Karate Kid which I watched with Dad but we didn't finish that movie either, because Nikki and Evan wanted to watch the last movie we rent the day before. So after eating very good pancakes which were made by Nikki and Evan we watched the movie. I can't remember the name anymore but I know that it wasn't that good.

Pajama Day

Cowgirl Day

Twin Day

College Day

Viking Day/ Me in Spanish class

In my next post I'll maybe write something about Sundays and church.

xoxo Clarissa

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September 15. + 16.Weekend

Day 33 -15. September 2012 Saturday

That day was again a saturday, means sleeping longer! As I woke up, nobody was home. It was so silent, I'm not used to that anymore, haha! Well the time I was alone I simply ate some breakfast and ironed my clothes. at 3 p.m. they came back home again, and brought me some burger, apple slices and sweet tea. Yummy.  Then we watched some movies, like Happy Feet 2, the beginng of Speed 2 and another movie I can't remember. In the afternoon we went to Buffallo. There Rost,Kariden and I played Basrball!  They tried to teach me how to throw and catch a ball, that was so funny!!  Then I tried to hit the ball with the bat, I hit it!! I was so proud of that, even Dad said I was good, and everybody cheered, that so amazing and funny!!
After eating I spent time with Kariden and the kids, we ate Marshmallows and sat around the fire.

Day 34 -16. September 2012 Sunday

That Sunday, after church Nikki  sorted and cleaned her clothes and I got some of hers. At 1 p.m. we went to school  and helped to decorate the hallway for Homecoming. I drew Batman, that was really fun! 
After we got back home we soon went to church again and this time I really liked it. We had to make a song about cornflakes, it should be like a jingle, that was fun! At home I had to eat Cornflakes, guess why?!
Also I seached for clothes I wanted to wear on Monday, because on that Monday Homecoming week should start. Also I watched "Lair Lair" with Dad, that movie's hilarious! I laughed so much!

Pictures of Hall Decoration should come soon.

xoxo Clarissa

P.S.: I LOVE AMERICA!!  But I also miss you guys!

First Football game, school, 9/11 and Ipad

Oh wow can you believe it?!? It's already October!!! 

Day 25 -7. September 2012

In Sociology we watched a movie called "The Namesake" it was basiclly about an Indian family which came to America and you see how they first didn't feel good and didn't like it and slowly got used to eveything and the kids which were born in America have to fit in, not just America also their own culture and such.
I really like that movie!
In Lunch they had Bretzeln!!!!! Haha I freaked out as I saw that. But the american Bretzeln, which are called Pretzeln here, have cheese in them!  It was real good, but still I prefer the ones without cheese in them, haha.
In English I got my essay, I re-did back.  I  got a A+ ! That and the Bretzeln really made my day.
At 7 p.m. I went with Kariden, Katie, Rost and his hostbrother to a football game.
Unfortunately I rained, that was really stupid, we even though about going back home, but luckily it stopped raining after a little time.  The game was ok, I just didn't understand everything, Rost tried to explain it to me.

 Day 26- 8. September 2012

That day I once again could sleep longer. As I woke up almost everybody of my family was at a funeral, just Rost and my little host sisters were at home. I played with them and talked to Rost. Then my family came back home.  Then I went with Nikki and Kariden to Walmart in Monticello, where we bought some food and I got some candy. Kariden had to help me and explain the differen candy to me, in just one shelf where so many!!  Afterwards we went to McDonalds and bought some food, too. Back home we ate something quick and then Nikki and I drove to Lafayette to get to the Mall. In the Mall Katie waited for us and Nikki and Katie got their nails done.

Day 27. - 9. September 2012   Sunday
That day didn't happen very much. Like every Sunday it was mostly "Church day"
I'm going to write a post about church soon.

Day 28. -10. September 2012

That day  I had a history test, I went out quiet good. In Sociology we watched the Namesake again. I really like that movie!  In Yearbook we had a guest speaker and our new and final teacher!! The guest speaker told us very much we need to know about Yearbook and where to start.  That was really interesting.
The next class was great,too. Spanish! I really love that class, too. We leared something about formal and informal speech.  Yes after I got through Earth Science, we had another guest speaker in English. He talked about some collage here in Indiana. That guy was so funny! He made tons of joke while his presentation. 

Day 29.- 11. September 2012

In History we watched a dokumentation about 9/11 it was called "The Day The Towers Fell" or something like that, it was real good, I actually almost cried during that, its just touching.
Spanish and Yearbook class was again real fun. In Yearbook we organized us a little bit more and talked about who takes pictures of which athletic.
In Earth Science we did nothing! We just sat around and were bored, yaaay... An one boy cut another boy's hair, during class!  That was so weird. And in English we simply talked about upcoming tests and quizzes.
I don't know anymore what I did the rest of the day... I really don't know, but since it was Tuesday, I guess we were at a volleyball game.

Day 30.+ 31 - 12.+13 September 2012
On Wednesday  nothing real intersting happened.

At Thursday  we were almost late for school because we just woke up at 7 a.m.  but we made it in time :D
Until Yearbook class nothing very intersting happend. In Yearbook class  I found out that there will be a Hallway decoration for Homecoming week. In Spanish I pritty much just talked about that and a spanish festival which was about Mexico and South America.
In English we wrote a test and right before we got it, our teacher jumped around, danced and sang a song  that everybody shall get an A in that test, haha that was just so crazy but funny!
As I got home I tried to iron my clothes and I worked out!! I was so proud of myself.
And 30 Days in America at that day, I was in America for 1 Month!! I couldn't believe it, time passes so very fast! And actually I'm here for even more time!!

Day 32 - 14. September Friday

On that Friday Wasilia and I finally got our IPads. Yep every student in our school has an Ipad. And everybody is crazy about it! Its like their Ipad is their life, sometimes that it really weird.  Anyway, on that Friday Wasilia and I got ours. We were the first exchange students from our school, in this school year, who got it.  Oh wow it took us FOREVER to get home. I guess we walked almost 30-40 minutes home. And we both were on our Ipads,taking pictures and laughing like some crazy kids. Dad even searched us because we were so very late. After I finally got home  I went to a bank with dad. On the way home we stopped at Walmart, and I got a bookbag.  The rest of the day I watched movies with Marylin and talked with her.