IN LOVE WITH 'MERICA

Publicerad 2013-04-26 00:57:32 i I USA,

The fact that I've been here for 9 months now and going home in like 1.5 makes me wanna cry or something. This is by far the best year of my life. All the people I've met, the places I've seen, the things I've done. I'm gonna miss this place so damn much. It's unbelievable that I won't be able to graduate here with all my friends. I feel more American than Swedish. I love this place.
 
So, what has been going on? A lot of stuff! Last friday, like a week ago, Jena, Amanda and I went over to Alex's house and me up with Jacoby, Holden and Alec. Were there until like 12 and then we went to In-n-out for some late night dinner and we had a lot of fun! On Saturday we went and hung out with different people.
 
The this week it's been a lot of school, friends and shooting a trailer for video prod. It has all been a lot of fun! I love it here and I'm super sad that I'm going home soon.
 
Tomorrow morning, we're off to L.A. At 5:30 in the morning, Jena, Amanda, Kata and I need to be at the school to get picked up. It's with EF. And then next weekend, on the 4th: PROM! Super excited about that! Kata is gonna fix my dress which I'm so thankful for because going to a tailor and get it done was like $50-60. So thankful for my great friends here!
 
Here's pictures from the week!
My bestie Micko.
Irene and I just chillen
I have the best friends. Ida, Irene, Kata and Amanda. And then me.
Amanda and I at Alex's house
Trailer for VP
I'm so badass.
A scene from our trailer. Alyssa, me and Tia.
Taking a break from shooting.
Me and Ignacio. My bestie in algebra. The teacher moved him today tho cuz we where having too much fun.
And Arthur my brazilian.
 
 
 

50-something days

Publicerad 2013-04-18 02:58:31 i I USA,

Less than 2 months left. Poop. That's why I won't blog as much as I did before. I'm gonna try to do as much as I possibly can these last 2 months.
 
On Monday after school, at like 7:30pm, we went down to Crossings for a Paint fight. It was crazy fun! My face, hair, clothes, shoes and everything were full of paint. Had to use shampoo twice after that haha. But it was a lot of fun.
 
Don't really know what to say. School's great, friends are great, family's great and life's great! Bye.
.
 
 

Ready for prom!

Publicerad 2013-04-14 04:27:36 i I USA,

Soooo happy! Today Amanda, Jena and I went down to David's Bridal and Meadows Mall to find prom dresses. The first one I tried one was perfect! Aaaaaand I bought it! Don't wanna post a picture of it yet though. I want it to be a surprise on May 4th. OMG, I'm so excited for prom. And yes, I now have a date.

:')

Publicerad 2013-04-12 06:15:00 i I USA,

Approx 2 months left until I go home. Am I sad or excited? SAD! I wanna finish high school here. School here is so much more fun and I love the people here and I love my American life. So what the heck. I WANNA STAY! Especially now that I live with this family. It's so much better! I'm busy all the time and I have plans for almost every day! Dude, I need to go to college here. 3 years in Sweden, then I wanna come back. USA has grown on me, a lot! Even though some things here are kinda jacked up, I love it. Why is it only 2 months left?!
 
This week has gone by fast. Tomorrow's already Friday! And for the first time ever in my life, it's not good that the time is going by fast. It's only good if the time goes by fast 1st and 2nd period haha. I really don't like my second period, algebra. Or, it's mostly mrs Campbell that's the problem. She insulted me this week. I hate her.
 
The LA-trip and Prom is almost here!!! The LA-trip is in two weeks I think and then prom is the weekend after that! Jena is coming with me on the LA-trip, yay! And I pretty much have a date for prom as well. Or, like, it's hard to explain. Whatever. You'll find out more soon.
 
 
 
 

Week 2

Publicerad 2013-04-09 16:05:54 i I USA,

Week 2 in my new family and I really couldn't be more happy! School's going great (even if I'm not doing anything), my family's great and everything's great!

On Saturday, I'm gonna go dress shopping with Jena and one of her friends! So excited for prom!

Fugitive Friday!

Publicerad 2013-04-06 21:02:02 i I USA,

Yesterday was sooo crazy but a lot of fun! I met so many new people! I met all of Jena's friends, my own friends from school and it was all fun! Jena's friends calls me the foreigner.

During the game I had to jump into bushes and stuff so I have A BUNCH of scratches all over my body! Drew, one of Jena's friends, got a small tree stuck in her leg.

We got home around 11:30-12 and I went straight to bed. I'm really not used to being out late anymore haha.

Plans for tonight!

Publicerad 2013-04-06 00:22:55 i I USA,

Got home from school about 20-30 min ago. Had a great day! Jena (my host sister) didn't have dance practice after school today so I went home with her and we also took Kata home since she lives in the next neighborhood.

Tonight, Jena and I are first going to Kata's house with Amanda, Ida and Irene, and then Jena and I are going to this thing called fugitive. Basically, we need to go to a place without being seen by any of the others. It's hard to explain haha. It's so nice to have plans!!!!

This family is so great! I'm so happy!

Picture: Irene and I yesterday at the Palo girls' lacrosse game! Go panthers!

Luxor's Titanic exhibit

Publicerad 2013-04-05 01:54:56 i I USA,

DUDE! Forgot to tell you guys about the Titanic exhibition I went to with my mom on Spring break! It was at Luxor, the hotel next to ours and when we were on our way in we got our tickets which had the names of a real passenger. I was Mrs. Boulton Earnshaw, 23 yrs old from Mt Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I had been in Europe in an effort to take my mind of my impending divorce. My mom was a clothing designer! Then we went through the exhibition. It was soooooooo cool! They had stuff there from real passengers that they had found at the bottom of the ocean, a piece of the Titanic (!!!!) and several other stuff! The last room of the exhibition had a wall with all the passengers, the ones that had died and the ones that had survived. My character was a 1st class passenger and I was one of the few that survived. My mom's character survived too. And her character was displayed inside the exhibit with some information and some of her stuff! So cool!!!

I just remembered that I hadn't posted anything about it now that I found my ticket, haha. Later today I'm going to Kata's lacrosse game with Irene! Woho, my first lacrosse game! And I probably got a date for prom as well, yay!

SPRING BREAK 2013 - PICTURES

Publicerad 2013-04-03 02:15:05 i I USA,

 
 
 
The pictures are a little bit in order (Las Vegas, LA, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas), but it's still a bit weird.
Best week of my life so far! So much fun!

SPRING BREAK 2013

Publicerad 2013-04-02 00:17:12 i I USA,

This was probably the best springbreak (pasklov) I've ever had! Last friday, on the 22nd, my mom and sister came and they went back home yesterday. The two first days we stayed here in Vegas and I showed them my school and some other places. On monday-wednesday we were in LA. We went everywhere! Santa Monica pier, venice beach, hollywood blvd, hollywood sign, miley's house (i saw her brother). When we were in West Hollywood at a restaurant for dinner, we also saw McLovin from Superbad! I freaked out!
 
On thursday we went down to Grand Canyon, AZ. IT WAS SO COOL!!! One of the coolest places i've ever been to. Friday and Saturday we spent in Vegas. We were down by the pool at our hotel, Excalibur, we went shopping and we just took it easy. It was a bit hard yesterday at the airport. Cried. A lot. Even after they were gone.
 
After an hour or so at the airport, my IEC picked me up and took me to my new family. Still getting settled but it feels really good! School also started today. My 4th and last quarter at Palo Verde high school. Kinda sick. Ths year has gone by so fast! And now it's only about 2.5 months left! 9 weeks left of school! Daaaang!
 
I'll post pictures of my spring break later. So happy I got to spend my spring break with my family! 
 

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