I began what’s bound to be an arduous journey today as I started the German edition of the first Harry Potter book. I took five years of German in grade school, and I got a 5 on the German AP test, and I went on a three week exchange to Munich, but still after not reading or speaking the language for a few years, I’m certainly rusty. I remember the last time I tried to write an email to the family who hosted me on my exchange – it was a lot of work with not that much of a result. I used to be so good, and now it’s a struggle to get it back! I think it’ll just come with practice, though. That’s why I decided to finally start reading my German Harry Potter after about two years of it sitting in my room: I found out that I may very well be going back to Munich for a few days this summer! Of course it’s a pretty long time from now, and it’s not certain that it’ll work out, but as of right now I’m planning to accompany my dad on a business trip and stay with one of my friends from the exchange, getting a few days to hang out in Munich and hopefully see a bunch of old acquaintances. Of course, being my very enthusiastic self, I immediately contacted my Munich friend Ines with just the vague idea of my visit, and she was excited as well. It would be rad to see the city again, not to mention being in Europe.
Clearly, I really hope this works out. That would be cool. My anticipation is also a bit inflated because I just found out about this, but the sentiment is still legitimate.
I also shoveled three driveways today after waking up to falling snow (awesome, but I’m glad I skated yesterday), got to play a good amount of Chrono Trigger, and got a little bit of bonding time with my little sister. We did practice SAT questions together, and I gave her some strategies for rocking out on the harder math ones. I like bonding with her, even if she does watch Tyra when we’re home alone. Through Nellie, I’ve gotten a more-than-partial education on the shows of TLC and Tyra Banks. I just get bored once in a while, you know? I mean, my sister’s watching, and I want something to do while I eat my lunch. I’ll own it: I have certainly enjoyed watching the occasional America’s Next Top Model. Tyra is a bit much for me though. I prefer the Aqua Teens and the Sealab 2021s, to be totally honest.