Archive for February, 2011


So as you can see I deleted my old blog… Not a huge deal I guess because it’s not like I was keeping up with it anyways. Just didn’t want creepy stalker ‘dad’ to continue to watch my every move, even if I’m not living in his house anymore.

I’m actually in the midst of a pitty party…care to join me?

It’s just that, everything seems to not work out for me. Why did I get the creepy family? Why me? Why didn’t I acquire the visa I was supposed to? Why am I currently an illegal alien. WHY do they make it so bloody difficult to go home as an illegal alien? And why am I so hungry all the time! :)

Here is plan Z. Are you ready?

I’m hopping on a train to London.

Wednesday actually and that’s it. That is as far as I’ve come. Pathetic really.

Let me explain the slight theory behind this plan:

((no idea why I numbered these, they still aren’t in order and they make entirely no sense))

1. Traveling by train in europe is typically pretty simple. You board, you sit down and relax basically until you arrive. Once during your trip someone will ask to see your ticket, and that’s all there is to it. Which should leave me home free for London. Only problem that may occur: They ask to see my passport on the train, then I’m in trouble because they will see that I’ve over stayed my tourist visa by 30 days. This could result in a fine, or being sent home to America, or being banned from Europe for practically forever, or jail? No just kidding I hope not jail. Seriously doubtful…but I’d have a heck of a lot more to blog about then wouldn’t I?

2. Let’s say I make it to London. I’m going to rely on the courtesy of fellow travelers to let me stay with them. Has anyone every heard of Couch surfing? Yeaaaaaaaah. Kind of worried, but oh well.

3. Ideally I’d have a temporary Nanny/aupair position set up before I arrived. But apparently the UK hates Americans, as we’re literally the only nation NOT allowed to be au pairs there.┬áSomething to do with America throwing away all ties with the Queen…yadayadayada. But I didn’t do that!!! Why am I paying for the misgivings of my ancestors. :(

4. If I can hold out in London until April 26th then I can legally come back to Germany and start over with the Aupair thing. I’ll get a new 3 month tourist visa. New start. OR I’ll need to scrounge up about $200 more so that I can afford a plane ticket home. Either way, Wednesday will bring something completely new to my list of experiences.

I am so bad with procrastination. I can’t stop daydreaming about things that are a lifetime (maybe more) away. Instead of packing and doing things that are actually productive, I’m planning out my homestead. I’m serious. I am planning out which state I’d like to live, be married, have babies, plant, and farm in. I like Ohio so far. The soil is rich, the land is fairly cheap, I have family there, AND there are loads of Mennonite and Amish communities there. I would be so happy it’s ridiculous. I’m just siting here grinning as I do research.

OK off the try and be productive


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