Sorry that I haven't really posted anything new lately, I've been sick and nothing really that cool has happened lately. On Tuesday night I wasn't feeling the greatest but I went out to a club anyways until 3:00 in the morning, even though my first class of the year was the next morning at 8:45. Needless to say, that didn't help me feeling better and made me feel a lot worse. Keep in mind though that coming home at 3:00 am is considered early here, most people stay out until around 5:00. The club was a lot of fun though, it was €10 to get in and that included 2 drinks. I ended up getting 2 vodka Red Bulls, which were served in 12 oz glasses with ice and were about half Red Bull and half vodka. You do the math, it was a pretty good time. Going back to my 8:45 class though, it was a lot like the first day of class in the US (syllabus day!) Last night I ended up taking it easy and ended up feeling worse today. Today I had a healthy diet of Dayquil, Zyrtec, and Mucinex, and am finally starting to feel better tonight.
Hopefully all this rest pays off though because I've got a big weekend ahead of me. On Saturday, we're waking up early to catch a 7:00 am train to Cinque Terre, a city on the western coast of Italy that has 5 small villages that you hike between. It ends up being about a 6 hour hike and it's supposed to be beautiful. Then, on Sunday I'm leaving again to catch a 7:00 am train to go to a Formula 1 race that is like a half hour away. Everyone here is crazy about Formula 1 racing, so I figured that I better check it out to see what all the buzz is about. Hopefully I'll be able to catch some of the OSU vs. USC game a couple of hours before the train though, as it doesn't start until 2:00 am on Sunday here!