Friday, December 31, 2010

La fin d'une décennie...

Salut, mes amis! Aujourd'hui, c'est le dernier jour de 2010 et la fin d'une décennie. Je pense que je vais réfléchir les dix dernières années...

2000-
Seriously, I remember NOTHING about this year, other than being in Paris and waiting for the new millennium. Sandrine threw a fit because she was exhausted; she fell asleep in Mère's lap on the way back to the hotel. I learned how to properly spell my name...no, nobody needs to know about my horrid misspelling...

2001-
There was a lot of talk about the World Trade Center in NYC and the Pentagon in Washington DC. Since I was only almost five at the time, I had no idea what was going on, though from what I saw on TF1, it looked horrifying. Oh, Dale Earnhardt also died in a crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500. Ava told me that; I wouldn't have known that without her- I swear!

2002-
I turned six and I did not get what I wanted for Christmas. Also, Sandrine got in huge trouble for doing poorly at school.

2003-
No significant memories.

2004-
I went to Rome during the summer. :)

2005-
I'm pretty sure this is the year when we went to Germany and Sandrine got lost...

2006-
HANNAH MONTANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do I need to say anything more? I also got my hair cut/styled to resemble the wig.

2007-
Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus CD set was released. :)

2008-
Wow...this year was my most memorable...where do I begin?
First off, I started collège (French equivalence to middle school), and numerous eventful things happened- mostly things that I have buried deep inside of me, things I don't necessarily want to repeat. It was a rough time. Ask Sandrine. She'd know.
Later in the year, I decided I wanted to study in America (salut, les américains!), so in December, I came here. Ava wants me to mention that I met her because that should be memorable enough for me. Definitely.
Oh, I also started my blog, which was originally titled Une Fille Comme Moi. 

2009-
I spent a lot of time adjusting to American life, experiencing new things, meeting new people, and recording my life in this blog. Oh, and I met Chrissa. She DID NOT force it upon me to say that meeting her was memorable, but she really introduced me to the definition of "annoying".

2010-
More adjusting to American life...and vous savez, I can't say that I'm used to it yet. I also discovered that Hannah Montana would end in 2011, but Miley is going to star in a remake of LOL (a French film- yay!). That somewhat makes up for the ending of my favorite show. Oh, I also really started emphasizing my style and sharing my clothes with the world. Hmm...what else? Well, I definitely discovered more about Jess...

For a second, I thought we weren't going to get any new girls this year. It turns out I was wrong. Look who I had the pleasure to meet a few days ago:
The girl on the left is named Melanie Holland; she is from Boston and she loves music. Lilly and I have been hanging out with her; she's cool. The girl on the right is Micki Fleming, who happens to be cousins with Nicki and Vicki. Originally, she is from Denver, but she has lived in Bruxelles, Belgium for ten years. She's fluent in French and Flemish, too. I'm happy that she actually has mastered foreign languages. Yay for the open-minded Americans!!! She is very obnoxious and narcissistic, like Nicki and Vicki- plus she also considers herself to be a Sun Queen. However, there is a tiny rational side to her; YOU CAN HAVE A NORMAL CONVERSATION WITH HER!!!! I love Bruxelles, so I can't wait to talk with her about her life there!
 Lilly insisted that we play a "getting to know you" game with a few people. In this game, you had to say your age, name, hometown, and something unique about yourself. It turns out that Lilly's "something unique" was that she has three days of detention after Christmas break because her French teacher hates her. Hating Lilly is wrong, but completely easy to do, especially if outgoing, fun people don't meet your criteria.
I just want to know what Lilly did...
After the game, I wanted to show Melanie my Miley Cyrus CD collection. I pulled out my two newest ones, which were Christmas/birthday (my birthday is Dec. 19) presents from Mère and Père. I was thrilled to get things I actually wanted for a change. And oh, if you haven't figured this out by now, my jacket and glasses were gifts, too. To be honest, I wouldn't call my glasses a gift; I needed them. Sandrine wears green contacts for a reason, and I guess being a twin, I inherited bad eyesight...
I also got a pretty sweater as a gift...pictures later. I'm wearing it to the party tonight. 
It turns out that Melanie ISN'T a Miley fan and is far from it! Thankfully, she respects everybody's interests and hobbies, so she didn't ridicule me. I LOVE MATURE AMERICANS!!!! Just thought I'd share. ;) Seriously, though, mature Americans seem to be handed out on a very limited basis...
Lilly dragged me aside, obviously not understanding Melanie when Melanie said she respects people. Lilly thought Melanie would stop hanging out with us if I liked something as "embarrassing" as Miley Cyrus...
 Maybe I was being mean/harsh when I told Lilly this, but I told her that her outfit was quite embarrassing and unfashionable. I didn't like it; the sweater and skirt weren't my thing, but they were totally Lilly's style. I guess I just have a hard time accepting that because I am so used to dressing like a trendy French city girl...
Lilly forgave me and blamed my rudeness and bluntness on obvious cultural differences. I'm going to have to agree with her- that probably was the case. Americans just tend to dress less casual than what I'm used to seeing...
Some strange things have been occurring, too. For example, my passport was nowhere in sight! I know I didn't take it out of my purse...maybe somebody stole it? Ugh, I don't even want to think about that being the case. I especially didn't want to tell my parents that I lost it. Maybe I just misplaced it and didn't remember taking it out of my purse?
Sandrine received a mysterious note, talking about her Secret and a past event. Since I am the only one who knows about these things, she assumed it was me who wrote the letter, so she dragged me by my feet in order to get me to a safe place where she could discuss this with me in private.
I read the note, and wow...that was strange. I tried to tell her that I never wrote it, but she didn't believe me. I mean, I obviously know that I didn't write it, but who could have? Sandrine and I never even discussed the Secret or the Incident in America!

On top of both these mysteries, Nicki, Chrissa, Christelle, and Ava have gone missing. Not to sound rude or anything, but I kind of hope those four remain missing, especially Chrissa. Really, all these things are just weird. It's also strange to note that all this happened on Christmas...

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So that, mes amis, was my decade, 2010, and Christmas. I'm highly anticipating 2011 and HOPING THAT AURIELLE COMES TO AMERICA!!! :)

Hope all goes well for everyone else in 2011, too.

-Sabine

4 comments:

Claire said...

We got some new girls here, too: Mia St. Clair and Ginny Weasley (who surprisingly looks just like your Micki Fleming. And another Fleming relative for you - good luck, Sabine.

Claire said...

Well...now that I think about it...Micki and Ginny could be fraternal twins (not identical ones). And Melanie sounds just like Lanie over here - she respects everyone's interests, regardless of whether she's interested in them as well or not.

Emily said...

You have a lot of drama going on, Sabine! I hope you survive another Fleming relative. Long-lost relatives keep popping up here as well. It's kind of annoying. Happy New Year!

Emily

Miranda said...

I absolutely LOVE the photo story!!! I was cracking up when I read it! Of course, I read it a while ago, but I forgot to post a comment! Melanie sounds a LOT like our Lanie, and Micki sounds EXACTLY like our Sonali! Chrissa, I admit, is quite similar to ours, but my Chrissa is less... annoying.

Oh gosh, ANOTHER FLEMING?!?! I SERIOUSLY hope that you make it out alive! Well, it IS a good thing that Micki is going to find Nicki, or was it Vicki? :/

~Miranda