Tuesday, August 25, 2009

jetlag stupor

well, i'm officially in that phase of the trip where confusion reigns. as far as i'm concerned, it's still monday because i didn't go to bed last night. i'm so sleepy but i can't sleep right now because it's only 4PM, or 10AM ottawa time, and either way that is not a good time to sleep. i'm supposed to go to school tomorrow but i have no idea how i'm going to get there, although i did accidentally find the train station when i was trying to find the grocery store.

grocery shopping was a bit of a challenge due to my lack of any knowledge of dutch whatsoever. i feel like people here all speak english so you could have a casual conversation with any stranger, but they keep the important stuff in dutch, like street signs, and out of order warnings, and listed ingredient contents. i have no idea what i bought at the grocery store. vollemelk? jilkewsrwjdfnasebs? dutch is not like french or spanish, which are close enough to english that i can guess what i'm about to consume.

okay, time to eat some mueslireep with sdfjkebasdfwbe and try not to sleep for at least another four hours...