October 22nd, 2010
My roommate Sheila and I are getting involved in the student life at Hellenic American University. We are meeting Greek students and beginning to get more involved in the activities taking place on campus. We were both appointed as members of the Student Council at HAU. As new members we were assigned to work on the Halloween Party! Sheila and I took the initiative and planned the night! We went to meet with the owner of the cafe we were having the party at. He only spoke Greek, so we brought our Greek friend with us to translate :)
Today we also had the opportunity to apply for a press pass for the MTV European music awards. We submitted our resumes and crossed our fingers. Our advisor for Student Council told us not to get our hopes up because MTV is a huge network in Athens and throughout Greece. We are really hoping we will be able to get press passes.
On Friday, Oct. 23rd Sheila and I had the opportunity to go to our first Greek house party! We took a taxi to the apartment about 20 minutes away. Our friend played Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, and Aerosmith. It was really weird to hear such old music at a party. They had oregano flavored chips and doritos. It was so cool to drink with the Greeks. In the clubs usually people only have one drink, and before tonight, I had never seen a Greek person drunk. At this party everyone was soooo intoxicated! It was cool to meet a lot of new people and try to speak my basic Greek phrases with them :)
On Tuesday, October 26th, I had to go back to reality- well sort of. Classes resumed after fall break at Hellenic American University. It was weird going back to school after having a week off. We definitely got the homework to make up for a week of no classes.