Tuesday, September 29, 2009



Today was rainy in the morning, but then it got sunny!  Hoorah!

Monday was gloomy all day, but it never rained.

Today I had a bigband rehearsal- we played I Wish, Thieves in the Temple, Bluesy Basie, and Misty.

Yesterday I played badminton.

Badminton is always really fun.

Tomorrow I have a full school day.

Today I had just sport, and we played Volleyball.

Germans call Volleyball "wallyball"

My band director called Stevie Wonder "Stevie Vonda"

I think that's funny.


  1. Wallyball! Excuse the broad generalization, but the majority of them seem to be really good and intense at it, too. Then again, that seems to be how most Germans are with most sports.

    ANSWER: I didn't. I got in touch with a family quite by chance, through an acquaintance of my mother's, and just went and stayed with them for a month.

    QUESTION: It turns out that I'll have enough credits to graduate at the end of this year...do you know if CBYX accepts just-graduated people for a gap-year-type thing?

  2. CBYX accepts post-graduates as long as they are under 18 at the time of departure, which is early September for AFS. Will you be under 18?

  3. oh, and another question- do you know anything about hosting in America, privately?

  4. Yes, I will. Thanks!

    And I'm not sure what you mean. Are you talking about hosting someone you met there? My German friend will be staying with me for a month this winter, and since it's not a very long visit it wasn't hard to work out with my school. Also, about half the people I met there asked me to find them exchange partners from my school, which I keep forgetting to ask the German teacher about.

  5. Ja, genau. I'm not so concerned with working it out with the school, moreso with the gorvernment. What do you know about that?

  6. For a month, it really doesn't matter. Actually, according to the US Department of State website, visitors from Germany may stay without a visa for 90 days. Finding anything on that website is a bit nightmarish, but this page might help.

  7. Aw, thank you- and you're right, the US State Dept website is absolutely terrible. Thanks for the link, that's good.