My birthday

Hey guys,

my birthday was better than expected. A friend of mine came by surprisingly (she drove 10 km by bike just to visit me (one way)) That’s so cute! She even brought me a present: a book. It is a thriller about a family whose nanny isn’t what they expected… I’ll tell you how it is then. 

Like I planned I got up at 9am and found an envelope which my sis stuffed through under my door. It was a coupon and a handwritten letter. My mum just hugged me and wished me all the best. We had breakfast then. After it I wanted to go running but first my grandma came and have me her gift: a card with money: American money. My first US Dollars! and second my grandpa phoned congratulated me and asked if I have got his letter. In fact, it has already arrived and contained the only Euros I would get this birthday.  When she left because my mum had to drive her to the doctor I went running. In the meantime a few people wrote me birthday wishes, two acquaintances and my uncle. After my mum came back with my grandma and I had showered she gave me my birthday present: a bouquet of flowers (which she has bought when she waited for my grandma) and a card with money, again American. She said she couldn’t wait until my dad comes back. 

My mum and I cleaned up the house until my sister came back from school because my sister’s math teacher was supposed to come later to teach her some extra math lessons. My sister did not mention my birthday or acknowledged my thank-you. 

At 3pm the doorbell rang. I did not expected visitors and the math teacher would not come before 5pm so I was very surprised when my friend (I call her like that now that she came by only for me and although I did not visit her on her birthday (what makes me a guilty conscience). Fortunately I have baked a cake the day before and after I have showed her my bedroom we ate cake (she ate even 3 which made me very happy because this shows me she liked it). Bit by bit my mum and grandma joined us and we all talked. When my father came home he joined us too and was disappointed that my mum has given me their gift already. I was even able to convince my friend to drink a glass of Amarula although she doesn’t like alcohol. Later it started raining heavily and we had to go inside. Then it was time for my friend to leave to but because of the rain my father was so kind to drive her and her bike. Because of the later I wasn’t able to accompany them unfortunately. 

Dinner was one of my favorite foods: salmon and spinach. Yummy! Just minutes before it was ready my uncle, aunt and cousin came by to give me my present: US dollars! 

The test of the day I watched TV with my parents but had to go to bed early because the next day I had to get up eearly because I had to work. But that’s a different story.

XOXO Becca

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Visa

So people, I got the date for my Visa appointment in the General consulate in Frankfurt. Next Wednesday I will go there. The possible dates were all very early and I have to take at least two trains before my appointment so I will not miss it! I am so excited. It is getting more and more real and although I can barely think about something else, I still can’t realise it! Only 86 days until I fly to New York! I am so happy!

Super Bowl 51

Good morning, I did the impossible. I stayed awake and watched the whole Super Bowl and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Originally I wanted to watch the PreShow on ProSiebenMaxx from 20:15pm – 22:55pm but my mum sat alone on the couch and watched Kitchen Impossible, which I like to watch, too, and I felt bad for her being so alone so I watched it with her until 22:55 pm but then I went to my room because I was “sooooo tired”. I grabbed a Coke, some strawberries, some potato bread, chocolate and cookies and turned on my fairly lights and started watching the Super Bowl. I went to my room to watch the PreShow while Kitchen Impossible was interrupted because of advertisements. Later I was glad that I hadn’t watched it because some videos were repeated while they waited for the super Bowl so it was not bad but rather good that I have not seen the show. One of my favorite commentators was in Houston for the Super Bowl, the coach of the French National American Football Team, Patrick Esume. He is pretty cool and funny and almost all the time very euphoric. Commentating the game were Frank Buschmann, who I cannot stand anymore, he shouts the whole time and tries to be funny very hard, so I am not soooo sad that this was his last Super Bowl as commentator although the chemistry between him and Esume was great. Icke Domisch and the German NFL player Markus Kuhn were there as well although they both were quiet and almost said nothing.

It was very hard to not eat all the snacks before the game started at 00:30 am on Monday morning. Well like you know I rooted for the Patriots #GoPats and was almost 100% certain they are going to win. The first quarter was a bit disappointing because they made both no points, well, it was excited at least. When the Falcons made 21 points in the second quarter while the Pats only scored 3, I was not so convinced that New England will win anymore. 

During the second quarter my parents went to bed. Their bedroom is next to mine and the bathroom is opposite to my room. In addition to that, they always look after my sis and me, probably to check if we really are asleep. That was a dangerous situation. I had to turn off the TV for almost 20 minutes and had to follow the game through Social media. (For all my German speaking followers the link to my Twitter profile where I was busy with tweeting throughout the game) But there I had to be careful as well because they are able to see light shining under my door. Somehow I managed to not get caught (or at least I think so but I am not sure because my mum asked how Lady Gaga’s halftime show was at breakfast the next morning).

I cannot understand why everyone thinks Lady Gaga’s half-time show performance was unbelievable. Okay the jump from the roof was awesome and she sings good live but her performance was not that special. I have seen the one from Coldplay last year (yes, although I fell asleep some time during the second quarter) and their performance was amazing. #Sorrynotsorry I refilled my snacks and drinks, too, to be ready for the second half. 

The second half was spectacular and I could not believe that the Pats were able to come back after being down. I already thought about going to bed because I was almost totally sure that they couldn’t make it but gladly other than some others I did not quit watching because I still had the spectacular game Cowboys vs Packers in my mind and I thought the Super Bowl is something special I have to watch it until it is officially over. I am so glad that I watched it to the end although the next day, scratch that, the whole week was terrible because I was so unbelievably tired! 😉