Hey Everyone, I’m sitting here in the library of Rennes 1 University apparently trying to study. Well actually I am studying but I need a tiny break. Tomorrow is the last day of school here in Rennes, I have three exams and then I am done! Really looking forward to this and also looking forward to being able to live my last few days here in Rennes to the fullest. I don’t really have anything to talk about that I haven’t mentioned before but I felt like writing a post….I hope you don’t mind. I guess I could take time to actually talk about different things I will miss about the CITY of Rennes.
The city of Rennes, according to me is really beautiful, but according to all the Europeans, it is normal. I think it is beautiful because of the style of the old buildings , the cobblestone streets, the canal running through the middle with countless bridges passing over it, the huge number of flowers still found all around the city and adorning every possible public surface, the blue sky, the (still) green lawns, la rue de la soif, all the rabbits frolicking about, parc de Gayeulle where I do my running, la rue de Bastard lined with all manners of the best shopping ever (we even have an Hermès!), the metro system and the REALLY good bus system (le Star de Nuit runs all night- every 15mins on Thursday, Friday, Saturday! Awesome eh!), musicians in the street, the slow, restful lifestyle, having coffee a gazillion times a day because we are ”working to hard”, the #4 and the #1, Batiment A (oh and Celine and Joke in Bat B – loners!), having wine with almost every supper, having coffee and desert after every meal, taking two hours to eat……Every time, having men care as much as women about fashion, going out till 7am (rarely – NO WORRIES! lol) and then having McDo (Wieteke’s and Vera’s meatless BigMacs), getting pizza from the guy in the van every Sunday night, comparing European and North-American customs, accidentally being spoken too in a foreign language, the speaker forgetting that I don’t also speak it (oh German…Secret Language!! -Joke), Vera’s come-backs (”Izzie! Why do you even have a phone?”, ”Don’t you check facebook?”, ”No! YOUR stupid/ugly/ridiculous/smelly/etc!!”), Wieteke’s come-backs (”You don’t think I know that?”), running with Tini, debating random shit with Chris (Evolution as a religion, the existence of love, etc), Lunch at RU l’étoile, Macarons, the InterMarché, power failures which lead to candle-lit hang-out sessions, the French complaining about the ”cold”, the French thinking they speak better English than I do french – as soon as the hear me say anything in french, they assume I am a moron and start trying to piece together ever shred of English they possess in order to ”help” me understand them (at the beginning I was nice but now I quickly point out the flaw in there logic – I AM FRANCOPHONE!), ERASMUS parties, studying in the public library (I don’t think I will actually miss this but I though I would mention it after ERASMUS parties :-P……..also , the public library is beautiful!), French fashion, and many many other things that I can’t think of right now. Wow, that is the longuest run-on sentence ever! haha
But I shall talk some more later, I am know going to Lunch with Vera and co.
Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I’ll miss you
Until we meet again!