I’m sorry for being so behind. I’ve been exhausted, sick, and busy. Also I have to start getting ready for class in five minutes, so hopefully I’ll get to post after I’m done with school and lunch.
A is for alcohol, which everybody but me seems to be bingeing on.
B is for bro, because there are tons of them here.
C is for creepy older dudes. It seems they hit on me wherever I go.
D is for diary. I didn’t bring or buy a notebook, so I’m writing everything in there.
E is for Evelyn, the only other student in my literature class who actually cares. Everyone else is just taking the class for a necessary credit and is highly unenthusiastic. They’re all going to hate me.
F is for fried foods, which are in abundance here.
G is for grilled cheese, meaning that I ate the best grilled cheese of my life the other night.
H is for heat, because it is hot here. Also the dorm has no air conditioning.
I is for ice, or lack thereof.
J is for James. Henry James. I’m reading Daisy Miller right now.
K is for kindness. I’ve tried to have superb manners so the people here won’t think every American is rude and selfish. Plus I’m trying to make up for the next letter…
L is for language barrier. Hardly knowing any German makes me feel pretty stupid.
M is for muesli, a super-healthy European cereal that I now have the pleasure of eating with yogurt every day.
N is for new people and new friends. An obvious one.
O is for outdoor bars. One bar I went to is in the middle of a park and right next to a playground.
P is for pizza, which every other restaurant here is dedicated to.
Q is for questions. “What” and “where” are my most common so far.
R is for rain. It’s been raining a lot, which means everything is about to get colder. I’m glad I packed so many sweaters and pairs of pants now.
S is for sickness, because I’m still not better. Well, I’m almost better. The only issues at the moment are my sore throat and sneezing. It beats pinkeye.
T is for tours and traveling. Tours will take up my weekdays, and traveling will hopefully take up my weekends.
U is for unable, as in, I’m unable to adjust my sleeping schedule to this time zone, and it really sucks.
V is for Vienna, because I really want to go and I’m having trouble finding people who care about Vienna as much as I do.
W is for water. Bottled water, specifically. I have been downing that like crazy.
X is for xenophobe. Okay, the locals aren’t afraid of us, but they don’t really like us. I don’t blame them. We’re loud people.
Y is for yesterday, because that was my first day of classes. I know, I’m running out of ideas.
Z is for… no, fuck z.