I had a dream

Publicerad 2012-09-28 16:02:03 i I USA,

Tonight I had a dream. I was really homesick and even decided to go home. When I was home, I just wanted to go back. I don't know, but when I woke up, I was like: I'm never gonna go home. It was just kind of an eye opener even if it was a dream.

haha, juzz kiddin

Publicerad 2012-09-28 04:52:33 i I USA,

haha, bloggpaus my butt! Just wanted to make you more surprised today. Cause emma has gone blondiiiie! Oh yeah matha fackas. I decided to do it yesterday and I did it after school today. Spontaneous decisions are the best decisions. Yep. I've been thinking about it the latest weeks and I even gave you a clue! You know the bucket list post? I posted a picture about changing my hair color. Yeah. Gonna post a pic, but it's not a really good pic, but at least you'll get a clue of how it looks!

//blonde emma


Publicerad 2012-09-27 04:53:37 i I USA,

Tror jag ska ta en bloggpaus. Känns inte som att jag har så mycket inspiration längre. Händer inte så mycket speciellt längre, inte som är speciellt för mig iaf. Vill ni att jag ska skriva, så säg vad jag ska skriva om för jag har ingen aning om vad jag ska skriva längre. Men allt är bra här iaf!


Two months

Publicerad 2012-09-26 02:27:43 i I USA,

Yesterday I had been away from Sweden for two months, and I must say, I'm proud of myself. The longest time I had been away from my family before, was only two weeks, and that was this summer. So yeah, I'm really proud of myself that I've been on my own for two months now.

I got 29 of 29 today on my biology test. I got two wrong answers on my US history test. And today in my algebra class I figured that I wouldn't be able to get a C on every test. So I changed that class to algebra 1, which I will have with freshmen, haha. But seriously. This year doesn't count for me in Sweden, so why would I make myself take a class where I struggle and have problems in? So let's hope that the freshmen are on the same level as nine graders back in Sweden.

Now I'm watching The Girl Who Played With Fire. It's so nice to hear swedish. I have to start working on my homework soon though... Urgh.

But life's still really good. I hope it stays like this for a while. Or maybe even until I go back to Sweden. That would be the absolute best.

New design

Publicerad 2012-09-24 03:52:35 i I USA,

Yep, I think I managed to make myself a new design. Or actually, I chose one of blogg.se's and changed the "stilmall". But I think it turned out good. Click around and tell me if something needs to be fixed!

Nice swenglish.


Publicerad 2012-09-23 19:02:53 i I USA,

Today it's Sunday, and I think I'll do homework all day. I hate US History right now. We're gonna write about the first eight presidents. And then we're doing a book about one of them, and I have Thomas Jefferson. I'm almost done with the book but still. And we have to have pictures on every page. Gaaaash!
Have I told you how easy it is to get good grades here? Homework is like 70% of your grade, 70!!!! And you don't even have to get everything right, you just have to hand it in on time! Tests and quizzes are like 20%! So if you have an A, you don't really need to do any quizzes or tests, because you'll still get a C.
And you know that I'm struggling a lot with my algebra? I GOT A C ON MY TEST!!!!!!! AND EVEN 3% OVER C!!!! I was kinda sure that I was going to fail even if I said that it went kinda good.
I'm thinking about joining the Pep Club too. The things you do in that club is that you go to every game and you cheer all the time! FUN!! AMERICAN!! YAY!! And it's my US History teacher, Mrs. Dover that is the advisor so that's good.
DISNEYLAND NEXT WEEKEND!!!! SO FRIGGIN EXCITED!!!! And whoa, I found a picture from Stockholm in my student handbook/calendar!!!
Now I really have to continue with my homework! Byye!

It's always a good time!

Publicerad 2012-09-23 03:16:54 i I USA,

I just gotta say, that this week has been really good for me. Everything has just been feeling great! Sure, I don't have any best friends yet, but I have friends. I have people to sit with at lunch, I have people to talk to in almost every class, school's going pretty good, and yeah. No homesickness, and that feels good! And the week has been going really fast, and that means you're having a good time right? I'm living my dream and it feels great!

Another one!!

Publicerad 2012-09-22 22:03:42 i I USA,

I had another dream in English last night! It was wonderful! I was home with mom, Sandra and someone else and she asked me what I wanted to eat now that I was home. And I said: "I've been in America for so long, I need Marabou". HAHA. So good.

Movie night!

Publicerad 2012-09-22 16:04:43 i I USA,

So yesterday after school me and my host family went to Town Square, which is like an outside mall. I bought three rings from H&M (it's so nice to see what you guys are wearing, haha). And I was gonna buy a pair of jeans from A&F but the ATM charged $5 so nope. Then we went to Walmart to buy some candy (Reese's, Gatorade and WheatThins) and then Yvonne dropped me off at Kata's house. It was me, Kata, Ida and Amanda there and we ate tacos-looking things and then we watched Pocahontas and Anastasia. And gooosh! I loooove Pocahontas! Especially now when I can really understand what it's about.

Yeah, and I got a guy's number in my video prod yesterday. He literally took my phone, put his number in and named himself Ryan Is Sexy. Haha.



Publicerad 2012-09-21 05:21:28 i I USA,


9/19 2012

Publicerad 2012-09-20 04:13:39 i I USA,

Had had a pretty good day! Today in my biology class I heard a guy with an accent (!!!) so after the class I asked if he was an exchange student, and he was! From Brazil!! He's cute!!! And then we had US history together too so we worked together and he was really nice. He got my number!!!!!!! Haha. Then I had lunch with my friends from yesterday. And they are soo nice and so funny!

The rest of the day went smooth. I seriously have the hottest guy in my video prod! Tia and I (a girl that also got changed from my last video prod class) were taking photos of him all class, haha. And Tia is sooo much fun! So happy that they changed us together!

Now I'm doing homework and I'm so bored. I have algebra, biology and Spanish. I have a test in biology on Friday -.- , yay. I really hate doing homework. But I'm doing my laundry too so I get brakes!



Publicerad 2012-09-19 06:14:57 i I USA,

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Bad day

Publicerad 2012-09-18 05:08:26 i I USA,

The day started off pretty good. Then, between 3rd and 4th period it all went down. I was on my way to my fourth period (Spanish) and I'm on my phone reading about the bomb in Lund (!!). And there was like two teachers or something in the hallway and one of them tells me to give her my phone. And I just say: why? And she's like: don't you understand English?? Give me your phone! Me: I'm actually Swedish but yeah. And then I gave her my phone. Why did I do that? I should've just started to speak Swedish and just like: va? Jag har ingen telefon, vad snackar du om? Fattar inte ens vad du säger. Haaajdoou! I really should've done that!!!

So yeah. Then in biology class I was so depressed and everything I said was: I can't be here. I need to go home. I hate it here. I was soo mad. I just wanted to punch someone. But no, I don't wanna go home. I was just so mad.

I just showered and I also weighed myself (I really shouldn't have done that). I'VE GAINED 8 POUNDS!!! 4 KILOS!!!!! Not okay. Especially not in 3 weeks... What if I continue gaining 4 kilos every 3 weeks?!?! I will become so fat. I need to start running again.

The day is better now but still, MY WEIGHT WILL STILL BE WITH ME!! FML.

lazy day

Publicerad 2012-09-17 00:07:55 i I USA,

Today has been a lazy day, and it'll probably be a lazy day the rest of the day too.

I woke up at 8 something and watched tv while laying in bed. Then I skyped with Madeleine for 1 hour and a half. And I miss her so much! But we had some necessary girl talk and that felt good.

Since then I've just been laying on the couch watching tv. Talked a bit to my sister before too and now I'm just chilling watching Keeping up with the Kardashians with Yvonne.

Think we're gonna go and buy groceries soon and then go eat pancakes at Denny's.


Fashion Show Mall

Publicerad 2012-09-16 03:51:28 i I USA,

Just got home from Fashion Show Mall. Got a shirt from Forever21 and some goodies from VS! And I also bought a yoghurt at Jamba Juice.

Now I'm gonna take a powernap and then eat some dinner! Byye!

Froyo at Yogurtland

Publicerad 2012-09-15 18:55:04 i I USA,

Yesterday evening I went with Ida (Norway), Katariina (Finland) and their friend Amanda to Yoghurtland for some froyo. And it was Kata's birthday the day before yesterday so we celebrated her. And we got to design our own froyo's! There was like 20 different ice cream flavors and then like 50 different toppings. And it was so cheap too! Loved it!

Then we went to Amanda's house and watched YouTube videos, played dance central. It was really fun!

At 9:30 something, Amanda drove me home and when I got home, me and Marissa watched Adventureland on Netflix (NETFLIX IN MY HEART!!). Then we got bored and had a little dance party.

And hey! Yesterday after school, me and Yvonne went to Target so buy some thins for school. Ended up buying a binder, section dividers and Ninja Turtles men's underwear! And they are so awesome!!! They're just like shorts and I have to go back to buy the Angry Birds ones too!

Today me and Marissa are going to Fashion Show Mall, wiie! I really need to buy new clothes (and maybe a dress for homecoming? Haha!). Homecoming is on October 13th. I was so worried that homecoming was gonna be when I'm in Utah but luckily, it was one week after!

Now I need to eat some breakfast and watch some Keeping Up With The Kardashians!


Publicerad 2012-09-15 02:44:20 i I USA,

So, I actually had four tests today. In english, video production, Spanish and US history. Think they all went okay, at least I hope so.

Now I'm watching a movie, Adventureland with Kristen Stewart and Ryan Reynolds. And gosh, Ryan Reynolds. SOOO HAWWWT!!

In about an hour I'm going to get froyo with Ida, Kata and Amanda! Wiie!

Three tests

Publicerad 2012-09-14 16:05:31 i I USA,

So, today in school I have test in half of my classes, English, Spanish and US history. I'm only worried about the US history test but still.

Yesterday I did homework for 5 hours. Yaaaay. Started at 3 and was done by 8. Still not really done.

Today I'll try to sign up for a club in the cafeteria during lunch and then I'll go and get help with my math. I really don't like math anymore. But after this year I'll probably be so good in algebra that the math in Sweden will be no problem.

Now I need to finish my lucky charms, byyye!


Publicerad 2012-09-14 01:59:13 i I USA,

I'm failing video production. I don't know how I can do that because the teacher said I wouldn't have to do the things they did before I came. Well, I have like 21,7 % and that's far below the C that I need to have.

The other class that I'm struggling with is algebra. Got help after school and I'm going back tomorrow at lunchtime so I won't have any lunch tomorrow. But I need the help so.

Gotta continue with my homework now.
The photo: all my homework for the week -.- see how much I have for tomorrow (Friday)???!


Publicerad 2012-09-13 16:08:50 i I USA,

Off to school in about 30 minutes. I'm already so tired of school. I think it's mostly because of the homework. I really hate homework. And when it's so much homework that you don't have time to do anything else after school, it's even worse.

But well, had a great Skype date with mom last night. I don't understand people that become more homesick after talking to people back home, cause I just feel better. It's like I know that they're okay. I miss my family a lot though.

Now I need to get ready for school!


Publicerad 2012-09-13 01:49:01 i I USA,

I have sooo much homework! We get homework everyday that's due the next day! And the homework we get for one day, is as much as I got for one week back in Sweden! It's sick! I really miss the Swedish school system. And my algebra is sooo difficult! It's stuff that I saw my sister do last year when she was in andra ring in gymnasiet. And I don't understand anything. I was almost about to cry in class cause I was so confused.

Now I'm laying on the floor. I did some algebra before, then I went to sleep (on the floor) and I just woke up. I still have algebra, biology and Spanish to do. Arrrgh. I'm getting homesick as heeeelll!! I miss everything in Sweden so much. But this time, I'm not crying. Last time I was homesick I was crying so bad. Now it's more that I wish everything was like in Sweden. I appreciate Sweden so much more now.

Tonight I'm having a Skype date with mom! Yay! I just hope I get done with my homework before that!


2nd day of school

Publicerad 2012-09-11 01:01:19 i I USA,

Today was so much better than last Friday! I changed two of my classes (make-up design and physics) into Spanish 2 H and biology 1. And a girl from the office came and got me when it was my turn to meet my counselor when I was in make-up design, haha. I missed Spanish because I went to the counselor but I went to biology. And it's so much better than physics! The teacher is super good and we're doing the metric system so I didn't really have to pay attention. But it was something he did wrong. He said that one liter was equal to one centimeter square. So I corrected him and he was impressed, haha! And two of my teachers presented me to the other students! So finally I've gotten some attention from the students!

And a girl in my biology class asked me to eat lunch with her and her friends! Wiiiiie! So today was kind of a good day! Took two photos of the school too (it's so embarrassing to take photos at school so it'll come pictures in waves). So I'll post the pictures that I took, a photo of my new schedule and the note I got from the office! Talk to you later!

A dream in English

Publicerad 2012-09-10 16:02:18 i I USA,

TONIGHT I HAD MY FIRST DREAM IN ENGLISH!!!! And it was awesome. It was only about me changing classes in school but still, IT WAS IN ENGLISH!!!


Publicerad 2012-09-10 06:42:21 i I USA,

Aprox. 6,97 weeks have gone by since I left my family, friends, home and Sweden behind me for a year here in USA. It's sick how fast time really flies by. On Tuesday it's exactly 7 weeks. So soon it's 2 months. Like where the heck did the time go?


Publicerad 2012-09-09 20:47:24 i I USA,

Gosh, I'm so bored! It's 11:45 am and I don't know what we're gonna do today. And I need to do something cause I'm so freaking bored. AAAARGH. Going crazy.


Publicerad 2012-09-08 16:29:50 i I USA,

First day at Palo Verde High School today. It was terrible. Almost nobody talked to me. It was some people in my physics class that I talked to though. And there was two other exchange students from Denmark and Finland in my US history class so that's good. Here's my new schedule:

1st period: English 11
2nd period: Algebra 2
3rd period: Video Production 1
4th period: Make-Up Design 1
5th period: Physics
6th period: US History

I think I'm gonna change my Make-Up Design though, cause I need to pay $40 just for the class, and I have to get a lot of new things for the class also that cost a lot of money. Think I'm gonna change it to theatre. This is not a block schedule so I have all classes everyday and the classes are only 45-55 min long, NICE! I hated having 1,5 h classes. But also, I hate that I had to change school. I had settled at Clark and I had friends there. Now, I can't even do sports. And how am I gonna get friends then? AAARGH! I won't have any friends until the winter sports start, and that sucks!

Well, after school, Yvonne (my new host mom) picked me and Marissa up (my new host sister) and we went to the store and then we went to T-Mobile. So now I have a new American number and unlimited text, talk and data! WOHO! And then we went to a global market store and I found KNÄCKEBRÖD!!! I also bought Leibniz cookies.

I miss everything that you can buy in Sweden so much! And I miss freedom and friends. I miss having friends to hang out with after school and at night! And now that I won't be able to do any sports until the winter sports, it'll be like this until November. AAAARGH. I get so frustrated!

New room!

Publicerad 2012-09-07 04:57:50 i I USA,

So, I just wanted to post some pictures of my new bedroom. If someone has questions, don't be afraid to ask them!

And look at the picture of my closet! I have no clothes! I'm gonna try to upload a picture of my closet once a month or something so you guys can see how much it'll grow!

Lots of love to you all! <3

New family + new school

Publicerad 2012-09-05 04:29:50 i I USA,

So today it was school again. A-day which means I had health, theatre, spanish and us history. And now I'm realizing how easy these classes are gonna be. In us history we're gonna talk about things that we read about from 6-9 grade in Sweden. Wiho! But school isn't the fun part of the day.
Today when I got home from school and practice, Julie (my host mom atm) yelled Emma! Emma! You've got a host family! So yeah, tomorrow's my last day at Clark and in this family and after school I'll go to my new host family and on Thursday I start a new school called Palo Verde High Shool! The family is African American and it's a single mom and a sister (my age I hope)! And I'm so excited! The only downside is that I have to change school. Because now I'm kinda settled at Clark. I have people to talk with, people say hi to me in the hallway, the teachers know me, I'm in a great team. So yeah, to change school sucks.
And a funny thing from school today. More people found out that I'm from Sweden today, and they were like: but do you speak English in Sweden? Me: No, we speak Swedish. Them: but you don't have an accent! So yeah, haha, I thought that was funny because I think that I still have an accent and I can like here my own accent when I'm talking with someone.
Now I'm gonna do the rest of my algebra homework that is due tomorrow. The things that are due on Thursday I'm not going to do, haha.

Labor Day

Publicerad 2012-09-03 20:00:47 i I USA,

So today it's labor day! I have no idea what is it but the thing I know about it: NO SCHOOL OR WORK! I don't have to go to school but I still have to do homework so it's almost the same thing.

Just finished skyping with my mom. And EF says that you should talk to your family back home a lot, but it actually makes me feel better. They make me strong. I miss them, but at the same time, they make me want to stay here to show them that I can do it.

Now I need to finish my math homework.

Mormon church!

Publicerad 2012-09-03 00:43:08 i I USA,

So now I've been to a Mormon church too. And all I can say, it was interesting. Maybe not for me, but interesting.

And I forgot to tell you that we went to the movies yesterday and saw Men in Black 3. Really good and funny movie!

Tonight we're going to someone to eat dinner and swim! Yay!

September 2nd 2012

Publicerad 2012-09-02 17:17:36 i I USA,

Woke up at 5:30 and couldn't go back to sleep so I went out for a jog instead. And the weather was soooo nice! It was just like Sweden so it was actually nice to run. In the beginning, my hip was literally KILLING ME. But I just ran through it and after a while it was gone. It hurts now though, when I'm home again.

I don't really know what we're gonna do today. I think that we'll go to church at like 11.30 or something like that. And it's only 8.15 right now so I don't really know what to do right now. So if someone has a question/questions, either write it/them in a comment down below, or email them to me; emmaaalg@hotmail.com.

Bye <3

Assembly & XC meet

Publicerad 2012-09-01 23:04:21 i I USA,

Yesterday it was assembly in school. And it was soooo cool! It was just like high school musical. And they even sang We're all in this together and did the dance from the movie! If you wanna see a movie from the assembly, check out my Facebook! It'll be up soon.

Today I woke up kinda early because it was XC meet on the other side of the town, at Palo Verde High School. But I didn't run though. But Freddie finished second in Boys Juniors & Seniors race! And Chelsey finished like 8 or something like that and everyone ran great!

Now I'm home again, the clock is 1:00 pm. Don't really know what we're gonna do the rest of the day.

And I'm not going to the family I though I was going to, which sucks. But it was some kind of problem so yeah. I'm still here in my transition family.


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TJARRÅÅ! Jag är Emma, 19 år, från fina Lund! Är f.d utbytesstudent som spenderade mitt år i Las Vegas, NV, USA. Kolla bakåt i arkivet om ni vill se hur jag hade det. Har ni frågor? Maila till emmaaalg@hotmail.com!

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