Tuesday I went for a run along the beach, which quickly turned into “Alana-gets-lost-fest-2011.” I ran 6 miles up the boardwalk/stone path (which is the longest I’ve ever run before! Who am I?) and it was actually really nice. It was crazy windy so people were out kite-boarding in huge numbers. I’d never really seen … More My New Best Friend, Eliyahu
Okay, so the title of this post is a total exaggeration. I probably have the vocabulary of a 2-year-old at this point, but my Hebrew Ulpan classes are definitely helping! We’ve been doing intensive Ulpan for the past week and will continue all the way through next week. Intensive Ulpan is 5 hours a day, … More Hebrew Champion of Kiryat Shalom
Okay- so the final update on these past couple days! From Monday ’til today it has been allllll about walking. Holy crap, I don’t think I’ve walked so much in my entire life. Seriously, my entire life. But first let’s backtrack a little bit. We drove back from the Kibbutz on Saturday and I moved … More These Flip-Flops are Made for Walkin’
I’M IN ISRAEL!! I don’t even have words to describe the last few days. Amazing, exhausting, emotional, hilarious, ridiculous, dirty, confusing, exhilarating. So many things! But most of all, I am so unbelievably amazingly happy to be here. I can’t believe that it’s finally happened, I’m so lucky! Okay, so lets start from the beginning … More Ani Lo M’deberets Ivrit
Okay, I don’t have long to write because JFK is only giving me 20 minutes of free internet (silly airport). But right now I’m in the terminal, 2 hrs away from my flight to London 🙂 Woo woo! After that 7 hour flight I have a 2 hour layover followed by a 5 hour flight … More Leeeeeaving on a Jet Plane!
Superbowl Sunday! Next to the Olympics, this is definitely my favorite major sporting event. (It even beats out the Stanley Cup playoffs–I know, I know..blasphemous!) Superbowl Sunday has cute boys in spandex, a halftime show that usually rocks, the crowd-pleasing puppy bowl, hilarious commercials, and best of all? APPETIZERS GALORE! Now, when I think of … More Who’s Ready for some Football?
I seriously have the most amazing friends ever. They’re freakin’ fantastic. Yesterday’s “going-away” festivities started with Matt, Miles, Mary, Elisa, and Katie Rose. We all went to Shady Glen (of previous post fame) for some diner classics. The 3 M’s got burgers, while Elisabella and I got tuna sami’s. Of course, this is what we … More The World’s Greatest Friends
It’s official people, I’m done with the filing gig. Does anyone else hear angel’s singing softly in the background? I’M SO HAPPY! Don’t get me wrong, I’m insanely grateful for the opportunity to work at the medical office and make a few bucks before Israel, but this job has come close to sucking all the … More Last Day of Work!
This morning I got my first glimpse of the ice-world that surrounds us! After last night’s ice storm a quarter-inch of the glassy stuff encased literally everything in the yard. It was absolutely beautiful (even more beautiful because I didn’t have to go to work! Real world snow day…woohoo!). A Winter Wonderland 🙂 So what … More Ice Ice Baby
For weeks everyone has been asking me if I’m nervous for the big trip. I kept waiting for those feelings of slight panic and fear-of-the-unknown to kick in, but honestly, they just never came! No pre-departure jitters, no feelings of homesickness, no unrest about what’s to come. I think this is probably due to a … More Pre-Departure Jitters!