Thursday, October 8, 2009

You never have one pierogi.

Before I dive into the past week of my life, let me explain the title of this blog. For those of you who may or may not know the Polish language is a great big grammar party. What you say and how you say it depends entirely on who you are talking to, what you are talking about, and what the weather is like outside. Ok.. so the last one is not true, but you get the picture. So, my friend Paige was in her Polish class and they were talking about numbers and counting. For example, Jeden bilety is one ticket. Well, someone asked how you say one Pierogi... and the teacher became so flustered and said "we do not say this.... you never have one pierogi... we have no way of saying this because we never experience this." Ahhh Poland... i heart you. While you may lack in many things, you never lack in quality cuisine.

Ok. So my classes started this week and so far they have been pretty damn awesome. Difficult but awesome. Polish is impossible haha but I'm having fun trying to learn. My schedule is nice because I only have to wake up early twice a week. And as we all know, I am not a morning person so this schedule is perfect! :-)

I love it here. Point blank. The people I've met are all nice and out going. My nights here have consisted of playing pool, drinking beer or staying in for girls night with my roommate... and yes, we watch Gossip girl. There are several Americans, however, I have met people from Romania, China, South Korea, Turkey, Holland and Switzerland. My roommate Paige and I are getting along fantastically. My suite mate Josephine (from China) is hilarious and so sweet. She cracks me up on a daily basis. She is still without a roommate so currently it is just the three of us! Our room is ridiculously small yet we somehow manage to make it work!! Yay!

So during the week I stay with the same group of people for my Polish language class. While I love all the people in my class... it is slightly a hilarious situation. Six people from my class are from South Korea, three are from Turkey and two are from China. Basically you look around and its dark hair, dark, hair, dark hair, dark hair... BLONDE!!! I can't help but sing "One of these things is not like the other" everyday! hahaha. I feel bad for my professors because they are having a difficult time pronouncing the names of my classmates. Obviously they have no problem remembering mine... this sometimes however serves as a disadvantage. Also, in light of recent grammar teachings, I've taken on the name Laura Mikulska. Because in fact, Mikulski.... well, makes me a man. Thoughts on permanently changing it for good?

Other than my Polish language class I am taking two other Polish studies courses. One is history and the other is literature. I am so excited for my literature class. I recognize the names of the authors, poets etc. etc. which is great. I've read some of their work, but everything laid out in our syllabus is new. History should be interesting as well. The class will focus primarily on the 19th and 20th century but we are skimming through everything. Props to my Dad because the history books he sent me to Poland with are suggested texts for both my literature and history class!!! Go Ojciec!!!!

Sorry this entry is long, I hope to update it regularly from now on since my roommate has just informed me we do have internet in our room!! Yay!

Until then.

much love.


  1. Don't change your name! Us ski's got to stitch together!! Plus you are in my phone as Laura M-ski and that would fuck up my life to change your contact info in my phone.

    I miss you! I am jealous of Poland. If I had money I would visit you in a heartbeat.

  2. Haha, that is so true. You never just have one pierogi! I am so glad you are learning and loving it there in Poland. I totally wish I could afford to go and visit. It all sounds awesome!!