Monday, 9 July 2012

This Week I...

Can you believe I've been here a month now? In some ways it feels like I've been here forever! 2 more months left in NJ, 3 months left in the States! Here's what I've been doing this week...

- experienced a day so hot the power went out all across Seaside
- and then went out again when we got a huge storm as a result of the heat
- saw The Amazing Spiderman
- went crazy at the toppings bar when we got pre-movie froyo
- had a lot of fun at work when I was working at the bottom of one of the slides and the guests that came down high-fived me
- enjoyed playing the telephone game (or chinese whispers as we call it at home!) at work while we rotated
- found out that our mascot, Slider, has a suit he can wear in the lazy river which has been cracking me up for the last 2 days
- also found out it's his birthday party on Saturday which means he has other mascot friends come visit. SO EXCITED.
- went to work without makeup
- started planning a Summer Bucket List
- started planning a trip to Europe with my parents
- and a trip to Paris at Christmas
- went to Aldi! (okay, you might not know this but I am absolutely obsessed with Aldi back home. I go 3-4 times a week- I love a bargain. This was kind of a big deal)
- began to realise and be proud of how independent I am
- but also got really, really homesick
- got super awkward telling people why I take photos of myself
- experienced my first 4th July
- ate peanut butter cookie dough fudge (aka, lots of words I like put together)
- and pizza
- hit 11000 tweets!
- discovered that cooking broccoli and carrots in orange juice is awesome
was mistaken for being 17 (I'M 22!)
- and asked if I was from New Zealand
- had a guy from Moldova like my accent
- got a little bit excited by the British aisle in the supermarket

- bought some Cadbury's fruit and nut
- finished my first giant bag of Sour Patch Kids (and started my second...)
- made my favourite aubergine and chickpea tagine
- went sliding after work on 4th July (the new slides are so fun!)
- bruised my leg after sliding after work on 4th July
- helped a little boy who was crying and had lost his Mummy (he was about 2!)
- received my new bikini

- wore my new bikini
- went to the mall
- finally bought the Naked palette
- tried to photograph this outfit, but it was too hot to do so
- had two really lazy days off (much needed!)
- found a peanut butter banana smoothie to be disappointing
- watched funny videos with my housemates (KEN LEEE and an The Italian Man who went to Malta were favourites)
- shared jokes about accents with my housemates
- learnt a few words in Slovak and Czech (I can say "I am afraid of blackberries" in Slovak)
- got super excited that there's going to be a Post Secret event in Birmingham. And it's at my uni. I might have to go.
- got a bit sad that I should be graduating this week
- counted my lucky stars that I asked my Mum to order my graduation dress last week, as it's just sold out (my graduation isn't until December because I deferred)
- was asked "where did you acquire your accent?" um, from the accent shop?!
- ate far too many pretzel M&Ms
- bought the most awesome lunchbox ever- look at that dressing compartment!
- developed an addiction to crunchy pretzels
- had my first McDonald's smoothie (so good!)
- skyped my friend Eve for an hour even though it was nearly 2am at home
- finished watching every episode of How I Met Your Mother (what do I watch now?!)

This week has been super busy, but a lot of fun. I think I've done something nearly every night! I am so so ready for two days off now! Tomorrow I think I'm going to the beach and then Tuesday will be my weekly lazy day before I go for dinner and to Target with one of my friends.
I hope you had a fun week too!

Charlotte x

7 comments:

  1. Haha I LOVE the British aisle. I would have stocked up on everything. I'm such a homebody!


    Your bikini is super cute too. Oh, and aren't people in America hilarious for guessing accents? I had one woman say "Are you from England or Australia? Because you never can tell, can you?". Well, yes, actually I can!

    Beckyxx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  2. Every time I'm reading these posts Charlotte I get so jealous! It seems like you're having such an amazing time!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. That bikini looks AMAZING on you, honestly it really suits you!! I'm really going to have to buy one now - I love the red gingham one =D
    Looks like you're having so much fun, can't believe you've already been there a month, wow!!
    xx

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  4. Sounds like a great week girlie! Pretzel m&ms are my favourite! Water park sounds so much fun! :) the bikini is gorgeous too x

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  5. Love the bikini. It really suits you. The lunchbox looks handy. I love a good compartment in a lunchbox. 

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  6. I get Australia all the time and I've had Irish, New Zealand and "the south". Crazy!
    Yeah I really regret not getting some heniz beans!

    Charlotte x

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  7. I love the urban decay naked pallet. It's the next thing on my wish list!

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