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Trip Over.... :(

Boo-hoo. My Germany trip is over.... *staggers sleepily into corner and cries*
I spent the last 3 days of my trip having parties in other people's rooms. Our last night, for instance, I had no sleep. The night before, I managed to doze off for an hour. The night before that, I only had 4 hours of sleep. Strangely enough, I kept blacking out for a few seconds on the way to the airport. I wonder why that was.

My last day was excellently cool, despite the black cloud hanging over my mood (it was the last night, after all...) I finally got up the courage in the morning to ask Arthur if he needed to use my camera's battery. Turns out he did, and I pretty much spent the rest of the day kicking myself for not offering him the damn battery a week ago, when I overheard him say that his camera shut down. So he got his camera, I inserted my battery, pocketed his, and the camera magically worked again. You know, he's Asian. You'd think he'd have thought of bringing along a battery charger for his camera, but no.

We had one last tour of Venice that day, then free-time, where I bought a pair of really beautiful butterfly earrings for my sis, and I wore them because I didn't feel like losing them. Everyone was telling me how I had to keep those earrings, and get my sis something else. I also bought myself a black-and-gold touristy cap, that had a mixture of tiger stripes and jaguar spots. It is so cool-looking, and cheesy at the same time. It's just plain awesome. The black spot/stripes are fuzzy, and the gold is so shiny, that it blinded everyone when the sunset hit it. I bought the hat, because it went so very well with my gold-rimmed glasses, and the goldeny-brown earrings that I had bought for my sis. And I needed something to keep the sun out of my eyes.

When we got back from the tour, I went upstairs and charged Arthur's battery. As we left the hotel to go to dinner, I told Arthur that I was charging his battery. He put his arm around my shoulder, and told me how cool I was. At this point, I would like to mention that I accidentally fell pretty hard for Arthur during the course of the trip. And by accidentally, I mean that he's graduated already, and will be heading off to college next year, and not coming back to York. He's short, Asian, sexy and hot, and I developed a thrice-cursed crush on him during the trip.
After dinner, we had a Gondola ride through the city, which was pretty cool and relaxing. But it was after the Gondola ride, that the most interesting part of the trip occurred. Since it was the last night, we said a lot of good-byes, since there were some people that we weren't gonna be seeing in the morning. And then everyone wandered off. No one showed us the way back to the hotel. Basically, people split into groups and left. Hardly anyone knew where to actually go. I ended up running after Grace and Corey (who are going out), Arthur, Paul, Nina and Brendan (or Brandon. I know not which). After a few minutes of being lost, and nothing looking familiar to anyone, Nina and Brendan REALLY, REALLY started to panic. I was fine, because I had about 6 hours until I needed to actually BE at the hotel, I was with friends and not alone, and best of all, Arthur was with me. Besides, you all know how mellow I am. I mean, I didn't even shed a tear when I learned that my mom and sis had been hospitalized after a car crash. You've got to admit, being lost in Venice with friends at 12:00 in the morning is no where NEAR as bad as something like a car crash. Grace and Corey were fine as well, although they did have to use the bathroom. After all, they had each other, I guess. Arthur and Paul were starting to get mad at Nina and Brendan for freaking out so badly. They were threatening to leave Nina and Brendan behind if the two of them didn't shape up. The two of them congratulated me on keeping my cool.

We eventually got help, and as soon as we arrived back at the hotel, the seniors (by which I mean Arthur, Paul and Nina) all went to get themselves a beer. I went upstairs, got Arthur's battery, sat outside the hotel, and waited for them to show up again. I didn't have to wait long. Arthur and Paul walked up from the opposite direction I was expecting them from, and were all like, " Oh wow, you waited for us?" Surprisingly enough (sure Mel. Keep telling yourself that...) Arthur joined me and the people I was having a party with in someone else's room. The party was in Whitney and Grace's room. Corey was at the party (no surprises there), and so were Tom, Michael, Sam, and Morgan and AJ joined us later. At first, it seemed like Arthur was kinda' uncomfortable at our little party. I mean, he kept wandering around our tiny little room (there was only a foot of space around the double bed) and even stood on the balcony and looked in at one point. I was lying on the bed twixt Corey's legs (don't worry. He was under the blanket with Grace) Whitney was lying on the far side of the bed. Sam was on the floor, listening to music. Tom was sitting in the one chair in the room. Arthur eventually got over his shyness, and was at one point lying on the bed next to me. He kept leaning over me to tickle Grace's and Corey's feet. At one point after he did that, Corey suddenly sat upright and surprise tickled me in the sides. I don't handle being tickled very well. Corey had tried to tickle me a couple of hours earlier, and I had accidentally fallen onto my knee, of all reactions. Silly me. I got him back for that on the plane back home, but my revenge was also an accident. I seem to be very accident-prone.

My 4th of July was the best as well. Since we had no opportunity to wear the fancy clothing we had dragged with us for the past couple of weeks, some of us decided to wear our fancy clothes for America's Birthday. I wore a sexy black skirt, and a frilly shirt that had a plunging neckline. And shiny heels as well. I was the the most dressed up. People were very, very shocked at how I looked. A bunch of people kept walking up and complimenting me. My teacher even told me that she had never seen me this pretty. Arthur got an American flag, and was wearing it as a cape through the streets of Venice.

I also had the best birthday that I've ever had in a LONG LONG time. My 17th B-day. I'm so old now. We were in Innsbruck on my B-day. There, I met up with my Austrian grandparents, both my aunts, and my little cousin. My cousin is so cute! My family was so surprised at how good my German was. And I've got to admit, that my German has improved dramatically. I'm probably one of the few people on the trip whose German really, really improved.

All in all, I had a fantastic time. My summer has NEVER been this great. I have never gotten this close to a guy I liked before. I've made a whole bunch of new friends, that has the potential to make my experience at York tons better. The people on my trip told me that they had thought I was some nerdy, reclusive kid. Now, a lot of people on my trip keep telling me how hot I am, and some even call me sexy and cool. I really opened up to the people on my trip. But I suppose it was unavoidable. I mean, we did have to lug our suitcases around together, go through boring tours early in the morning together, sit through 5 hour-long bus rides together, and eat ice cream together for 2 and a half weeks.

I hope the rest of my summer will be this great!

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 9th, 2007 07:13 am (UTC)
you do iz besz
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schnookumsness
Jul. 11th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
MELANIE. I tried calling you on your birthday and since you NEVER answered I left a message. BUT. You STILL didn't call back or ANYTHING. D: That hurts. D: Well anyways, Germany sounds like it was a giant funfest. And Arthur, huh? Well you'll have to tell me more about him, lol. :P
mfcorrigan
Jul. 12th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
Phone
Hello, Monse!
On the contrary, my phone was definitely on, on my birthday. Unfortunately, I had no service whatsoever, because my phone apparantly does not like Europe, and refused to let me do anything except play games on it. I couldn't call, I couldn't send text messages, and I couldn't recieve anything, either. My phone would be charging right now, except that my dad confiscated my phone charger as soon as I got back, so I've got no phone at the moment. Sorry? I appreciate the effort, though!

Incidentally, my hard-drive crashed, which means that I've lost Monse's, Alanna's, and Beaney's e-mail addresses. If you guys want me to write or send you send you stuff ever again, I'll kind of need you to send me an e-mail, so I can write it down somewhere and never lose it again. Sound good?
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Apr. 14th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
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naplesagula
Nov. 3rd, 2011 06:04 am (UTC)
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