Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pants for 4!

Here in the wonderful country of Greece, the Greeks, being the natural philosophers and educators they are, decided it would be a fantastic idea to better understand American movies by changing the titles to what makes the most sense to them! For example, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is more widely known as "Pants for Four!" I agree, this is the best thing I've ever heard in my life. When explaining this to us, our accountant at school (we don't understand either, don't worry..) reassured us Inception is still just known as Inception.

On the plus side, my roommates and I have become more Greek. We sat at a souvlaki cafe for around five hours, outlasting just about everyone. We did have a legit reason for the first 3 hours because Athens was playing Barcelona in soccer, or football. We've also noticed, when you stay somewhere for long periods of time, you can accumulate free items, such as beer, french fries, and more beer. It's key for saving money!

Our classes have been good, I'm taking Nature and Conservation, Contemporary Greek Society, The Archeology of Alexander, Greek Language, and this joke class called the Greek Key. These two ladies who teach the Greek Key are most likely dating, and very very odd. We meet either Mondays or Wednesdays and it's very sporatic. Obviously, this is not real life... My Greek language class met in a cafe this morning called Lucky Charms (like the cereal with the leprachaun...) and practiced useful greek skills, such as ordering coffee in Greek. We were sitting in the top part of the cafe when we hear an obnoxious honking sound. Turns out, a Mercedes was parked in the middle of the street, so two busses were stuck behind it. One old lady in particular was furious she was going to be late for work, so she took the most obvious solution to this situation: she got out of the bus, walked over to the Mercedes, kicked the side mirror off, and then stole the Mercedes logo off the front of the car. The police came, but according to Apostolos, our Greek teacher, she most likely won't get in any trouble because she's so old. I am soooo coming here and wreacking havoc when I'm 85. New life goal!

I booked my flight to Istanbul for one of our fall breaks, so I'll be traveling Turkey with some girls from school Oct 1-5, and am really excited.

I'm even more excited to see my best friends in Munich for Octoberfest!!!!!!!! Germany better get ready real fast...!



  1. Apparently, I need to move to Greece in a few years!

  2. This sounds incredible, count me jealous.
    <3 Fern