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02 September 2011 @ 02:51 pm
You Wouldn't Like Me  
I bought a bike today, it's not the worst bike ever but it was way over-priced. Still, you need one to get around here and cheap ones that aren't crap are hard to find. Plus the bike-shop is just next door to where I live and if something brakes within the month I can take it there and get it fixed - free of charge.

Amsterdam is great, really easy to fall in love with. My courses doesn't start until next week, I've already been here for two. Last week was introduction week for all the international students. Getting to know each other, the city and drinking. Quite a lot of drinking, though I think I managed to hold back much better than some.
We were divided in to groups and I'm pretty sure mine was one of the best. Two great coaches, both dutch, who are so much fun and friendly. I actually met up with Bonnie yesterday for coffee and some vintage shopping.
I've gotten to know two American girls who know pretty much every other American here (there are quite a few and they all seem to be from California), a really nice Australian girl and a few other Europeans - I love the mix of people.

I've always considered myself an introvert and during the weeks here I've actively forced myself to come across as social and outgoing. It's not that hard - I do want to get to know new people - but it's something that I have to think about. There was a "Borrel" (party, beer drinking) at a pub on Wednesday that I skipped, but I have a stupid cold and my period, so I'm gonna blame that. Still, it was nice to just stay in, read fic and watch some tv-shows.

I recently re-watched Generation Kill and I had honestly forgotten how great that series is. When I went in to the big Waterstones on Wednesday I actually bought the book by Evan Wright, just to see how different it is. It's not that much, HBO seem to have added some scenes and a bit of drama, but the basics and the narrative feels genuine.
With the lull in the Star Trek XI fandom I've been reading huge amounts of Brad/Nate fic instead, the GK fandom is full of amazing writers.

I finished watching Sirens and I'm already sick of Suits, not sure if I'll even watch the rest of the season. I'm excited for the start of the TV season, I especially miss Community a great amount. It's going to be weird without Smallville on Saturday mornings (or, you know, around noon when I wake up), what I've heard about Supernaturals new season sounds strange. 
I feel like I need to write down a list on the new shows I want to check out, at first I thought there would be quite a few, but now a lot of them seem to start mid-season instead of Sept./Oct. so maybe not.

I don't even know what I'm writing anymore. I'll just stop
Current Mood: sicksick
Leonieleetje on September 2nd, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
Yaaay for being in my city and having fun! :D
Lisa: think greensailorandme on September 2nd, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
it's an amazing city, so much to explore!
svgurlsvgurl on September 3rd, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you're having a good time so far!

It's going to be weird without Smallville on Saturday mornings
Right? I think it's going to hit me when all the other TV shows start up in a few weeks and SV is not there. :(