Monday, December 29, 2008

2 weeks since my last post

Well December is almost over and a new year is about to begin. It's been a while since my last post so I guess I'll fill you in. In the past 2 weeks I have got completely addicted to "Lost". A friend at school let me borrow the first season sometime last week and I just completed the 3rd about 5 minutes ago and am going to try to get the fourth as soon as possible.

A few days ago, as most of you should know, Christmas came along and that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. If fact I often forgot that it was Christmas day. Heck I even went to school on Christmas.

This past weekend I had turkish lessons like every Saturday and on Sunday there was a "Christmas" party. Or at least thats what they called it but there wasn't really anything Christmas oriented about it. Everyone had to make a meal from there home country and bring it in. So naturally I made chocolate chip cookies. We also had to give a presentation on our home country...in turkish. Surprisingly though that went fairly well.

Today proceeded like a typical school day. I've definitely settled into thing. When I got home I decorated the new year tree because my parents asked me to. They figured I had the most experience in decorating trees. Also in these past few days Ekin and I have finally begun speaking, not in any conversational way but I'm not being ignored anymore and today I was even graced with a friend request on facebook.

I probably wont post again in the again this year so I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and will have a happy new year.

İyi yeni yıl
-eric

Monday, December 15, 2008

Annoyed

I'm going to see how well I can write this right now. It may be difficult because I am thoroughly annoyed with my brother. Everyday when I'm on the computer, completely in the middle of something like talking to a good friend, writing an email, or posting a blog, he comes down and sits next to me and tell me to get off. Now this didn't bother me at first to much, but it kinda bothered me that as soon as I told my friend that I had to go because my brother has to do something, he gets on and plays PES. for hours. I figured this was because its a new game but its still going on. I was eventually able to get him to ask me to get off in a few minutes instead of insisting I get off immediately. But now he's stopped doing that and when I don't get off as timely as he would like, he sits next to me, tries to force me off, or just in general reads whatever I'm typing to my friend getting mad every time what I write isn't "goodbye". I don't have anything to hide, i just don't like people watching what I do on the computer. Even now he is telling me to get off and insisting I write this tomorrow. ugh. I swear I feel like hitting him. If it was kyle I would have by now. I guess that just shows I'm not quite comfortable here yet.

I wanted to write about what I did last week, because I've got a few funny stories but I really just can't focus on writing anything besides this vent.

I'm getting so annoyed recently.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Another short post

I've decided to write a blog entry cause I'm bored so this will probably be short. I'm doing a lot better than I was the last time I wrote. I'm much happier and such.

Recently I found out that my I can transfer purchases made on my itunes account to 5 different computers so I now have all of my new music on my computer here and am in the process of downloading all of my other music so I can finally sync my iPod to the computer here and be able to adjust my memory and such. So Kyle if your looking for a bunch of new songs ask me and I'll give you the password to my itunes account so that it transfers my recent purchases to your comp too.

Yesterday I went to the mall with an exchange student who was visiting İstanbul for the holiday. (I'm on a 10 day holiday right now) She bought an english book and a movie and I bought a cheap videogame (don't worry mom its not on my list) and the new J. K. Rowling book, "Tales of Beetle the Bard" which is a really interesting read.

Right now I'm killing time because my brother is tired of losing to me in PES. hehe.

well thats it for me, hope everything is going dandy o'er there in the states

iyi bayramlar!
eric

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Three months down already...wow

So this should be a fairly short post. (especially compared to my previous) There's just something about those month markers that make me feel compelled to blog.

Things are going well in Turkey, I can tell that I am soooo close to being able to understand most of the things that are being said. I listen and I recognize the words but I just can't gather the meaning quick enough. But I am sooo close. Speaking on the other hand is still very difficult.

Today I called my friends and that was nice. Unfortunately my phone cut me off because I ran out of minutes.
stupid international calling fees.

Even though things are going well I don't feel nearly as comfortable as I once did. Days are getting redundant and I can't help but miss my home often. I've made myself a promise that I am not going home early so I hope this gets better.

I feel I should write more and not end this post on such a negative note...but I dont know what else to write. uhhh yo-yo-ing hippo snorkeling smurf. There that's not negative. =D (or that)

-eric