Sunday, January 18, 2009


HELLO!!!!!! I've missed you all so much. I've been having some technical difficulties...but now i should be good.
Oh man.
This is such a surreal experience. At least once a day, I or one of my friends will say, "We're in Jerusalem. Walking down the street/going to class/shopping/etc" and we're all like WOAH. Every morning walking to school we have the most amazing views. From my friend's room, you can see the Dome of the Rock; it's like a postcard.
My room is fine. It was pretty shitty to begin with, but me and my amazing amazing amazing roommate Emily have really made it our own, with flowers, pictures, a desk lamp, etc. We have beds with lame israeli mattresses, one big desk with two chairs, a window and windowsill, a fridge, two big closets, and get this--a SINK. in our ROOM. it's wonderful. The bathroom is down the hall. The dorm is pretty shoddy overall, but not TOO bad. we'll live. plus it's closer to school than everyone else's dorms :-p
I start class tomorrow; Emily and a few of our friends start today cuz they're in the first level and i'm in the second.
Um. I have a whole list of things to blog my room. oops. i'm in the library, btw. no internet in the room yet, but hopefully today...
We did a lot of shopping this week. spend lots of money on sheets, food, lamps, a space heater/fan, towels, etc. but it was fun, except for the first day when we were jet lagged and we went to this HUGE mall and there were no shopping carts and it was SO busy and SO confusing and yeah. bad.
The weather has been pretty great. it rained last night, but otherwise has been warm enough to not need a jacket except at night. LOVE.
Um....yeah. i think that's ok for now. i have a million and one things to do online so yeah. love you all! Will update with my mailing address as soon as i figure out where the hell my mailbox is...


  1. Yey! It's awesome that you're doing well. :D

  2. So good to hear from you!!

  3. /jealous! I want warm weather so much right now. I'm hating this snow >< Good to hear everything is going well for you!

  4. Glad to hear you're alive! Not that I was worried or anything obviously, but glad to hear everything is going well. Will you be able to watch the inauguration at all?


  5. Shainele, I tried calling you a couple of times, it says I'm connected but I don't hear anything. I used the number on your Fbook page... has anyone been able to reach you?
    Your Biffle

  6. :) glad you're having fun.