Monday, October 27, 2008

Chocolate Heaven

The Wizard!?!....I have no other explination.



I didnt know what to do with myself

Solid Chocolate...I wanted to eat it

White Chocolate!



Roasted Chestnuts...surprisingly good
Showing off the cow hats
A Solid Chocolate Cow
So much chocolate I couldnt believe it

Would you like some chocolate frys with that?




Last Friday I went to the European Chocolate festival in Perugia. It was amazing! I was in chocolate heaven. I had so much chocolate...Hot chocolate, chocolate pudding, chocolate apple, and just milk chocolate. I even bought chocolate pasta. I felt like I was 5, the whole day I walked around with a big smile on my face with eyes bigger then my stomach. Such a fun day!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Assisi












Assisi is such a cute little town. It is very peaceful and relaxing. The church here is one of my favorites. I really like the stories of Saint Frances. His writings make it seem like he really was a good person who has done some nice things. I wish that they would let you take pictures inside the church so I could explain why I like it so much. You will just have to ask me when I get home. Speaking of getting home, I only have about 3 more weeks. CRAZY! I cant believe how long I have been here. There is a bitter sweet feeling I get when I think about the end of my study here. I love Italy so much and I have had an amazing time here but I am ready to come home. I miss Nathan so much. Plus I am tired of not understanding anything being said to me by my land lady. Italian is so hard who deiced that there should be feminine words and masculine words was crazy.I am just not good with languages. I hope I get better. Well I havent posted a lot of my pictures so I will try to do that more. I found free internet so there might be more blog posts within the next few weeks.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halfway Point


Well I am happy to say that the official half way point of Chelsea being gone has come and passed.  Now I bet a lot of you are wondering how I have been doing the last 6 weeks without Chelsea.  I think the picture below best describes it:
Thats what I feel like doing sometimes.  At least I have La Jolla to try and take my mind off the pain.  I finally moved in and I must say that my new apartment is amazing.  Its like a hotel resort, there is a health club, gym, raquetball court, spa, two pools, in house washer and dryer, washing machine, tanning salon, movie theater, clubhouse with pool and ping pong, and its only 2 miles from the beach.  Its also 2 miles from UCSD which means that I ride my bike to school everyday turning into a 5 mile bike ride.  It does save me gas but I get to school all sweaty and gross smelling I'm sure.  Good thing I'm not trying to impress any girls anymore cause I'm sure nobody ever wants to sit next to me in class.  There is a pool of sweat in my chair when I stand up after class, its pretty attractive.   Grad school has been a lot harder than I expected, a lot of theory and a lot of homework.  Fortunately I have plenty of free time with Chelsea being gone to do homework and study, although, I haven't really put in any long hours yet.  This last summer definitely took me out of school mode, I need to get back into it.  I did find some free time to look through all my old mission pictures and stuff and I found this video:
video

Well only 5 more weeks and then my suffering will be over.  We are not definite yet but we will probably be living in La Jolla as well after we are married.  And wedding invitations should be going out in the next week or two so be prepared for some amazingness.   I miss Chelsea to death but we will soon never have to leave each other again.  I even made a Chelsea shrine at work: 

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cinque Terra


This one is for Nathan



Love






I couldnt help myself the wall was covered with other couple





In the bathroom at the train station






Last week I went to Cinque Terra. Its five beach towns that are super cute and made me miss Nathan especially on the walk of love. I had an amazing honey gelato and some pesto pasta...pesto sauce came from this area so the sauce was extra good compared to other places. Well internet is hard to find so this post is mostly pictures. If you ever come to Italy go to cinque terra...just make sure you have your significant other or you will miss them so much like I did. It was still fun.