Friday, January 3, 2014

My unrealistic expectations for going abroad based on the Lizzie McGuire Movie



Finding love. Sort of.
So since my name is Lizzy (and the spelling is just slightly off) that totally means I am going to relive the Lizzie McGuire movie and find an Italian popstar who will sweep me off my feet. Hopefully my Paolo won't turn out to be a lying lipsinger, but I mean love is blind, (to all those flaws), right?

During my study abroad meeting, my dreams were temporarily crushed when we were forced to write down NO MOPEDs (in caps) in our travel notes. But, as my friend pointed out, they actually said NO RENTING MOPEDs. So that means that I will still be able to ride one if an Italian boy got one for me.


Not gaining weight.
So I am hoping that all this touristy walking is going to prevent me from gaining the study abroad seventy. Oh man, I can't even imagine what I'd look like if I gained seventy pounds. Probably like this.


In this case I will probably eats carbs, even if an Italian boy doesn't buy them for me. Sorry, Kate, I don't have your discipline. I mean how could I resist fresh, homemade pasta...

or tiramisu...

or...

I told myself I was going to eat healthier during Christmas break to compensate for the overeating that is going to occur for the next 5 months, but it's the holidays and I'm not going to say no to mom's mac and cheese or an extra slice of grandma's pie because that's just rude!


Not being an outfit repeater. Well, since we are only allowed to check one bag, to avoid the $10924932490 extra baggage fee, I guess I am going to have to repeat a lot of outfits. I've also done some research on WikiHow and other websites that popped up on Google on how to dress while I'm in Italy. Looks like sweatpants and sneakers aren't socially acceptable, but seeing how they aren't at my school either and I wear them anyway...we'll see how that goes.


According to this website I also need to make sure I don't have "dirty bra straps" since apparently tourists are known for having such things. Who knew.