I will miss my dear friends Chi, Brennah and Lexi. <3 Here we are at a cosy lunch restaurant in Culver town.
Every Sunday the boys have parade, since they are military. At parents weekend and alumni weekend though, the new girls get to join the parade and carry the flags from all the countries and states Culver represents. The bottom picture is Chi and I, Chi is the other assist scholar at Culver from Vietnam.
Yesterday my host family took me to the Indy 500 race, which is a huge racing event in Indianapolis. 200 000 people come every year, which makes it the worlds largest sport event. It was an incredible experience, and the cars were racing in approximately 220 miles per hour. (Not quite sure if that's the right number heh). I feel like this was the climax of my American experience, like everything Fred and Nancy and my friends have thought me about American culture, food, tale gating etc, lead to this specific moment. Indy 500 is all about 'Murica'. I even had to buy a Indy 500 t-shirt due to the hot weather. (FYI it's 25 degrees Celsius here, be jealous). When I was walking back to my dorm wearing shorts, a t-shirt and carrying a pizza box, I felt extremely American. It felt good. I fit in here. I'm not coming home. Jk. I'll be back in 13 days. See you soon. <3
Track season is now over which is really sad. I have school Monday through Thursday, Friday is a free day, Saturday is final ball (kind of like prom) and Sunday is graduation. I'll be back in Sweden the sixth of June. Even though I reaally miss everyone and am looking forward to go home, I don't want to say goodbye to everyone here and leave Culver. :( Why do all good things have to come to an end?
New personal bests wehoo:
Pole vault: 8 feet (2.44 meters)
1600 meters: 5 min 47 sec
3200 meters: 12 min 54 sec
300 m hurdles: 54 seconds
I might look carefree and happy in the pictures, but trust me it is far from pleasurable to run the 1600 meters in less than six minutes. :)
I broke my personal record this Tuesday, 7 feet! :) (2.14 meter)
I promised Nancy to blog in English this time so here we go. I thought I'd present for ya'll a typical busy Culverweekend, full of activities.
This weekend was parents weekend, the weekend when almost everyone's parents come and visit. They go to their children's classes, attends athlete events, watch the parade, go to church and have the wonderful opportunity to try our delicious dining hall food (hrmhrm sarcasm). Jk it's actually pretty alright.
Poor little me had no parents whom represented me - they were far of in Sweden - and that's why my lovely host mom Nancy (who is awesome) jumped in and did an amazing job as my mom. She went to my classes Friday, and watched my polo game Saturday. That polo game might have been the most fun and fastest seven minutes of my life. Covered in horse-smell we went to town after the game and ate superb oatmeal pancakes and kale salad at Cafe Max (the heart of Culver). Happy and full we went on to an art exhibition where the sculpture I made in art-class was shown (wehoo). Love u Nancy.
Back at Culver I had track workout, no rest on Saturdays no no. Later at night my roommate and her family took me out for dinner in town, they are so so nice. Additionally, now I know that if one order enchiladas in the us one have to be prepared for a lot of cheese.
Sunday started as usual at 8:30 with deep cleaning and preparing for Sunday inspection, after that mandatory church for Protestants. Like every Sunday the boys had parade after church (military school you know) and since it was parents weekend the new girls got to carry the flag representing 28 countries and 45 states or something like that. I carried the Honduran flag, because apparently they had lost the Swedish flag I personally gave them.
Later that day I watched the dance vision show with friends, and after that dinner and studying in the library with a dear friend.
I have officially decided to start a polo team in Sweden, cuz as far as I know there are none. Kind of need another team to have someone to play against tho. Signe are you interested?
Harald: Ena halvan av våra tennis-faciliteter. Prövade dem två gånger ett par veckor sedan, rätt så bra tycker jag. :)
Pretty photo of our beautiful campus. Lake Max in the background.