22.12. – 26.12.2012 … Thanksgiving break/traveling

Hey fellows … I have a lot to tell after my great Thanksgiving break🙂 … I travelled through Tennessee with the German guys and it was a really cool weekend.

On Thursday, Thanksgiving, we went to Gatlinburg, which is a small town in the Smoky Mountains. There we went to the highest mountain in Tennessee. I’m sorry I forgot its name .. haha … but it’s about 2000m high and there was a little bit snow on the roads. We were very lucky, because the weather was just nice🙂 so the view was awesome you could see almost all of Tennessee haha … just kidding but we saw the whole Smoky Mountains I guess. After we enjoyed the view and the hiking we went back to Gatlinburg. It’s a tourists town, everywhere lights and adds. There are a lot of places like a museum of famous cars, haunted houses, minigolf, cartcircuits and and and.

Afterwards we went to Knoxville on our way back home, but unfortunately every bar was closed because of Thanksgiving.😦 .. so we actually just drove through a dead city.

The next day we went to Lynchburg, where the Jack Daniels Distillery is. It was a great experiance to see how the Jack Daniels is produced. Every bottle, which is sold all over the world was and is produced in Lynchburg, this really tiny town. There is only one intersection with lights. Afterwards we went to Nashville to go out. We have been at Tootsies ( I was told that it’s a must to go to this bar when visiting Nashville). It was actually a pretty nice bar, except for the beer prices ( $6 per bottle and we are used to $7 for the whole night beer for free) .. haha. Before we went back home to Cookeville, we wanted to see the crazy blackfriday shopping, but unfortunately it was already over and noone was at Walmart anymore😦 but anyways it was a great day🙂

On Saturday we went again to Opry Mills (a huge shopping mall) and I spent a lot of money there.. haha After we were done with shopping we went back and partied at Rodeo Bobs as usual. hehe😛

The next day we took a break and didn’t go anywhere, but on Monday we went to the “Bend of the River” shooting range in Cookeville and shot some .22 rifle ( Kleinkaliber) and did skeet shooting (Tontauben schießen) and it was really fun🙂 but my cheek was hurting afterwards (I was told that, this is totally normal if you’re not used to it) … and yea just take a look at the pictures😉 … see u soon

Ps.: I guess all girls will love this fucking huge shoe store🙂

21.11.2012 … Exactly one month left in America

Hey guys, my time in America is now near to its end … but I guess 4 months in cookeville are enough, can not tell about other places in America. But anyways I want enjoy my time overseas and get a little bit out of cookeville since the semester is almost over and my grades aren’t that bad. So i rented today to drive with a group of germans to Gatlingburg (Smokey Mountains) and to Lynchburg (Jack Daniels Distillery), fun fact about Lynchburg is, that, if i can trust the rumors I heard, selling alcohol is prohibited even if there is the Jack Daniels Distillery … haha

Looking forward to see you guys back home soon🙂 … enjoy the christmas market time and drink a hotwine for me out there in the cold.🙂

The last 3 weeks … studying

Hey guys sorry for not posting frequently, but the last weeks were pretty busy we had a lot of tests and quizzes and there was not really anything special going on! but here we go again… This week was at least a little bit action with the thanksgiving dinner at the cafeteria, i ate the first time a double bacon burger (uuuuhhhh so special i know😛 ) and there has been a couple of parties. Today we did stuff for our project for Dynamics of Machinery and we have been to a Lowe’s and Ace, which are two different hardware stores, to get the parts we need to build our final design for the project. And to day evening will be a party near campus in a bar. They want everyone to dress up in their finest clothes for going into a club. I just have my regular clothes with me so fuck it, i’ll probably be a little bit underdressed .. hahahaha.

Next week is going to be pretty cool just three days of classes and then thanksgiving break🙂 … I planned to rent a car and drive to several places in tennessee and the states near to tennessee like kentucky … if everythings will go how i want it to be than i’ll see Nashville, Lynchburg (Jack Daniels Distillery), Bowling Green (Corvette factory), Mammoth Caves ( Largest cave system in the world) and probably Gatlinburg (Smokey Mountains)🙂

So I’m really looking forward for the next weekend … I think it’s going to be awesome.

And yea .. I went to a barber to get a new hair-cut but he messed it kinda up … not really bad but a little bit.

I’ll try hard to keep you guys up to date🙂 … ttyl

31.10.2012 … Halloween party at bobs :)

Hey fellows .. this week was a good week!🙂 I had a lot of fun on Wednesday at the Halloweenparty of Rodeo Bobs … We played beerpong, billard and danced a lot .. haha and yea of course we drank 1 or 2 beer ;P … it was beer for free til 11 like usually.
To get in for free Stephan had to bring up an idea for a costume .. he decided to be a ghost😉 .. isn’t it obvious? I think so haha, but the security said to him that he looks like he just crawled out of the dumpster hahaahahaha

We also had some really expensive starbucks coffee … it was good though, but it should better be for 5 dollar😀 … i also tried my first pumpkin coffee … and it was gross O.o … but yea i had to try it.

22.-28.10.2012 … Homecoming, Halloween, and other random stuff

Hey fellows, i know it’s been a while since my last post, but yea how can i explain it… i think i was just too lazy or busy this week .. haha

We had a lot of stuff to do for our project and we also had some quizzes… today is halloween and i should actually go to bobs for the party but it got winter over here too and I just dont want to go outside .. haha so im sitting in my room writing this post with a bottle of beer and just chill out😉 … probably i will get motivated later, but that’s kinda difficult because I almost passed out earlier while we were watching a movie😛

yea what happened this week? … actually a lot there was the homecoming king and queen election (we didnt vote) haha… but they gave a way a lot of stuff🙂 and last friday, i think i told you, there was the shadow of colossus party now i got the pictures .. it was crazy ..😀 haha … especially the saudi arabian guys who danced on their cars .. haha

and yesterday i have been at a free beer party at rodeo bobs and than at a halloween party at a friends house … today i really should go out too ..🙂
so see you guys … i’m gonna find my motivation or wake it up or whatever .. haha

21.10.2012 … 2 months gone – 2 months to go

Hey fellows … Now the first half of my exchange term is over. But i got 2 more months to go🙂 … It’s getting colder but i think it’s going to be a good time over here like the past 2 months.

On friday was a big party at a skatepark/club … we arrived too late there. Someone thought it’s a good idea to smoke a cigarette inside. But yea the fire alarm went off, but the party kept on going outside😉 .. what a picture .haha blinded by the lights .. haha

on saturday we chilled out with colton and grabbed a dozen of donuts from Ralph’s… but Big’o’Donuts are better … then we watched two movies Insidious and Bad Ass but i passed out at the beginning of the second movie .. haha so i watched only the first one .. haha and today we went to Golden Corral for lunch, it’s a big buffet with everything not the best quality probably haha but yea it wasnt that bad for $14.25. Now we’re doing our laundry and later is some work out on our schedule. And of course as good students we have to do some homework too .. haha😛