Pelican Update: not a pelican.

What are you????

What are you????

(I still don’t know what I saw)

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Highlights of the week

Since I’m still adjusting to things and classes, I don’t have much to tell, so instead of making a super short post everyday I thought I could just wait a little bit and show/tell you all the interestingish things that happened to me or I saw instead. Tell me what you think.

I went to the park some days ago and decided to stay there for a while, but unfortunately put my backpack on what seems to be dog pee, so, naturally, went home and cleaned that up. I popped one of those detergent pillow-y things that you put in the washing machine and used a toothbrush. I noticed the mixture of the pillow’s contents that I put on a tiny dish looked wicked, so I started taking pictures with filters of that. Now I know where hipster pictures are born.

detergent on a plate

detergent on a plate

pretty detergent on a plate (+ filter)

pretty detergent on a plate (+ filter)

Roommate update: she exists and is very real. She has a name and a face and everything, and will be maybe featured later, once we talk more and it’s not awkward for me to ask her to show her face to a very tiny community that cares about my daily shenanigans through a series of tubes.

There was a Study Abroad stand with croissants at the Student Union, and everybody was very excited about them and saying they were great, so I went and took one. They were decent, they lacked some butter.

No, they were actually good, I just miss La Mie Câline too much.

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I also saw this cool car parked down the road. It made me think of Endara Crow‘s paintings (one of my favourites!)

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Went shopping for art supplies, will post pictures of what gets made with it. Maybe.

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I also saw a pelican at school (????????)

hello tiny friend come make weird noises so people believe me

hello tiny friend come make weird noises so people believe me

And that’s all that happened this week. My classes started moving forward so hopefully there will be some actual content related to the culture of this place (and not only pictures of animals) on this blog. I also realized that I haven’t posted anything about the campus and how it looks. Will get on that shortly.

Until then,

AJ

First Impressions

Please keep in mind that the first impressions I have are only bits of a bigger picture that I’m not yet able to see because I haven’t been here for that long. With that being said, here is a list that I will probably keep updating.

  • People are nice –  and I think it is because they’re genuinely happy.

As somebody who has been living in France for 5 years now, I’m used to a different kind of happy, so it took me by surprise when people were just nice to me for no reason at all. When I first got to Atlanta, the people in the airport were so nice to me (you know, saying hello and smiling) that I thought I had something on my face.

Then, after a few days of observation I realized that it goes deeper. People aren’t just happy because they are. Or, they are, but there are more than one reasons. Life seems to be very different around here, starting with what you see through your window (which brings me to the next point)

  • The landscapes are very different, and there is a lottt of oak trees.

I’m used to what you could see through a window on a 4th floor on campus. So other tall buildings, buses, cars, people, etc. So imagine my surprise when I see this kind of landscapes.

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Oh, and inspirational quotes here and there. (Seriously. I feel like my life is a movie. )

Oh thank you! I really am.

Oh thank you! I really am.

  • Everything is BIG

From glasses to cars, everything is big (and I feel like an 8-year-old most of the time because I need both hands to hold stuff)

Huge glass

Huge glass

Huge truck

Huge truck

Huge burrito

Huge burrito

  • Labels. Just labels

I thought this kind of thing only happened on the internet.

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aww

aww

First Days

Hey! I’m so sorry I haven’t had time to post anything lately! Things were happening too fast. But here I’m here now. So like the butcher said, let’s go piece by piece.

I don’t have a dorm room yet, so I’m staying at a friend’s place for now. The house is lovely and her parents are great. They have 4 cats out of which one loves me, one kind of likes me, one doesn’t care, and one that likes to bite my face when I’m asleep. Yes.

my BFF

my BFF

the one that likes me

the one that likes me

the one that doesn't care

the one that doesn’t care

the one that bites my face

the one that bites my face

 There is also a pizza night every now and then, and I LOVE IT

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