Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane...

My departure date is official!  Yesterday I bought my plane ticket to Romania!  I leave at 10:00pm on September 27th!  I'll be gone until December 22, when I fly home for Christmas.  I'm super excited!  Now I can fill out the forms to defer my student loans. 

On another note, my wonderful co-workers have been instructing me in Romanian.  I can conjugate a basic verb and have a few more helpful words and phrases in my arsenal.  I also learned all the basic colors.  Of course, I still don't have enough language skills to survive, so I'm chugging along.  Maria has offered to make me a little grammar chart to help me with masculine, feminine, and neutral words and how to use them in the possessive and to pluralize them.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Final Name, I Promise!

I have at long last decided on a permanent name and URL for my blog!  Take note of the URL, particularly the hyphens.  If you think it's too long, I encourage you to bookmark the page. 

New developments in my Romanian journey:
1. I have applied for a renewed passport.  It was very irritating that I had to pay the extra fee since it was my first adult passport.   I had a passport before but was just under 15 when I got it.  I was very sad to part with the extra $25.
2. My Romanian friends with whom I work have been teaching me new words and phrases, as well as correcting my pronunciation and spelling.  By the end of the summer I hope I will have speaking skills good enough to get me through stores, restaurants, and public transportation successfully!
3. I am unofficially leaving the US for Romania on September 27th.  I haven't bought my plane ticket yet, but that's the date I am planning to fly!
4. We will be having a sending off party on September 17th.  Everyone who knows me well enough to be a Facebook friend or have my phone number is welcome to come, as are family members.  Details may be obtained by request via personal correspondence.