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Monday, December 24, 2012

Blogging from Barajas

I was beginning to think America didn't want me back.

It's been a wild ride just trying to get home for Christmas. We started by buying plane tickets, then train tickets, more plane tickets... To get from BCN to MAD to Chi-town to Indy (and then from Indy to Chi-town to Madrid to Ciudad Real and back to

There was supposed to be a strike for the airline to take us from Madrid to Chicago. Thankfully it was cancelled. There may or may not be bad storms in Chicago when we fly in. Let's hope not.

Sunday, I was settled in to work on my final paper for Phonology when we received a message about needing to be in Madrid three hours before our flight. This just was not possible with our connecting flight. I called the airline, and they said it was for security and couldn't really be sure how long it would take for us to get through lines.

So, instead of flying out Monday morning, we took a train Sunday night and arrived in Madrid bright and early this morning.

Then, the metro here was on strike with only minimal service. Super.

When we finally arrived at the airport, it looked like some wild ERASMUS students had a party there. Who knows...

Anyway, we are on a jet plane, but we'll be back again!

See you soon, Indy friends and family!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Playing Catch Up...Again!

I know, I know...I am way behind on writing my posts!

Life has been a whirlwind here for the past...well, more than a month! We went to Italy, and I worked like a crazy person to do a study that required me to be awake at 3am Barcelona time in order to interview people in the States. Now, I have finals, papers, projects...

It's craziness.

Anyway, I haven't forgotten about the blog! There are tons of wonderful things heading your way if you have some patience with me, including: great finds for clothing stores in BCN that won't break your bank, finding the best burger in Barca, a photo review of the highly acclaimed restaurant Tickets (our neighbor), and adventures from Italy!

Yes, that's really it! The Leaning Tower of Pisa!
For those of you who live in the States, I'll be home on Christmas Eve (late) and will be taking a gastronomic tour of my old haunts such as Ichiban, Tomo, BDubs, Qdoba, Chipotle, Skyline, Dairy Queen...the sky is the limit. Well, actually...the kindness of friends and family with vehicles is the limit as I know longer have a car there. :-/

So, I will get the blog caught up very, very soon! In the meantime, I have to write a paper attacking a theoretical account of hybrid agreement in Serbo-Croatian.

Wish me luck.

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