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September 29, 2004

murphy's law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

sticking to that motto me and my fellow combatants came to study at the University of Warwick in West Midlandish town of Coventry.

I have been here for ten days now and didn't think that getting started here would be that difficult.

last week there was a thing going on called Orientation week for international students. they showed us around the campus (which is really nice) and tried to introduce us to some aspects of Warwick University.
What did I learn during that week?
Parties are not as good as in Germany, prices are f#/* high and God they like to queue here (deut.: in einer Schlange anstehen!).
I think I stood longer in queues in one week than in my whole life before! And there are still some queues to come I'm afraid.

arranging my timetable is still a bit of a problem.
but hopefully it will be done by the end of this week. I'll post it as soon as it's available so you know at what times I am feeding my superior intellect.

I've been fiddeling with my laptop since the day I arrived.
it just doesn't work with the wireless networks here.
it's really been a pain in the ass for the last 10 days.
so now I have to send it in to IBM to get it fixed hopefully within the next two weeks. lets see how the English will do on that. i don't expect miracles!

there are some good news as well:
I signed up with rowing team and the football team.
tell about it next week when I know more.

so in conclusion it have been busy 10 days walking around campus, queueing and trying to get things arranged. but I'm looking forward to my studies here since the infrastructure and academic support here are superb (so different from Germany, here they actually work FOR the students).

ok, so this is it for now
future entries will be shorter but I had to brief you up to date.
so take care and write lots of emails from whereever you are and whatever you are doing. email is florian.schnappauf@gmx.net
wanna call me? even better! write an email to find out about my new mobile number here in England.

Cheers
Flo


Welcome to my English life!

hey guys,

good to have you here.
While I'm here at Warwick University you'll be able to check on me on a more or less regular basis.

Tune in once in a while and see how I'm coping with sloppy bacon, bad weather and sausages that don't deserve that name.

write lots of emails, let me know what you are doing!
Cheers
Flo


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