One “Hail” of a Week!

Laying down on the couch writing while watching the Liverpool Chelsea game, I realize I don’t have any grand idea for my next blog post. What should I write about? What do people want to know? Like a game of soccer, maybe people watch the game not just for the highlight real but to enjoy time together with friends. I guess that’s what this week has been like, sharing memories and good times. Or maybe I suck at soccer and would never make a highlight real. This blog post is about some of the stuff I did this week and some of the people I hung out with! Simple, but satisfying. Just like a goal or home run.

I guess to start I should say that due to unfortunate circumstances I’m no longer with my previous homestay, however I’m now living with a new homestay! I now live with Thor and Mia with their son Toke. Their daughter Mille is currently studying in the United States for a whole year. I guess you could say we switched places. They have been absolutely fantastic and amazing in every way possible. We even had a group dinner this past Saturday with a couple of my friends! Thor and Mia made us homemade pizza that had potatoes, prosciutto, grilled chicken and arugula on them. Oh, and don’t even get me started on how good Toge’s homemade chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake was.

Another exciting thing that happened this week was during one of my field studies. For my Biology of Marine Mammals class, we had the opportunity to go north to Helsingør and go porpoise watching on a boat. We were told that the weather was perfect for that day. There wasn’t much waves, it was slightly cold, and just a bit cloudy with some light rain. After getting on the boat, we realized that the weather was in fact perfect, only after getting hit with hail the size of golf balls for about 10 minutes straight. It was the craziest thing ever and came out of nowhere. It was one of the weirdest moments I’ve ever experienced, and something I will never forget. Luckily after enduring the crazy hail we were able to spot a porpoise female with her calf after about an hour. Life is crazy.

Some other small things I did this week include going on a canal tour with Toge and Mei, planning my long study tour in late October, and studying for a test. Balancing life in a homestay and school work has not been as hard as I thought. What has been hard is not playing baseball. No one here really plays the game, so it has been really hard to find people to play catch with. This blog has been really helpful in filling that gap, and I’m so glad to have such fantastic people around me

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