Saturday, January 30, 2010



trying the grape nut oatmealy cereal today- it's all right- would be better with more raisins, doesn't have much flavor. The teas smelt like a green tea and it's not bad when you add some sugar to it.

waiting for class to start- watching The 39 Steps today- it'll be super impressive if both classes [fit in here...apparently I got side tracked and did not finish this] – talking about finding fish and chips for lunch today

went down to the fish and chips shop with people and got a steak and kidney pie as take away- it was pretty good actually- and tried eating it by hand but it kept trying to leak everywhere yay for stealing airport silverware- although I got 1 big chunk of kidney and that was kinda nasty- lol

at the Criterion Theatre waiting for The 39 Steps to start,

it's so cute in here, very small guild-ed old theatre

intermission, the show is really funny. This entire theatre is like underground though, we are like 3 flights of stairs down from ground level... back to the show- they have been making fun of Hitchcock films- even threw in a silhouette of Hitchcock during the moor scene (which was all done in shadow puppets) saw platform 9 ¾ today :D and picked up an oyster card for the underground.

We've got really good seats though- although maybe too close- 3rd row in, the lime lights are at eye level. Talking with people and I think we're going on a pub crawl tonight- going to see if I can't sell my free drinks off lol- but no cover charge on the clubs so...funs. Groups been organizing a trip to Amsterdam during our free travel, apparently like 22 out of the 27 RF people are going. We're looking for discounts- they're selling ice cream during intermission – so cute. I think the group is enjoying the play a lot more then the movie [no one seemed to like the movie...aha well though] intermission seems super long though

play was really well done. Tube was super busy though- ick. Decided not to go on the pub crawl- too much of a hassle [ and it doesn't seem like people are going any more...I don't want to pay a cover charge for a pub just to socialize] going to see if I can get some homework done.

well homework didn't go as planed, I fell asleep next to my comp -lol- but maybe I can work on it now. My pencils seem to keep vanishing in my bag though- hopefully I wont wake up on top of one tonight. Plan for tom is to see Buckingham Palace and west minster- one before the film tour at 11 and one after. Greg and Rachel saw Chicago last night I think I might see if any one wants to go see Lion King with me. We've also talked about trekking out to the tower of London (London Bridge) and the Eye. Much planning going on. Oh and when we go to the globe we want to go down to the Thames because our tour guide [from the Shakespeare walk] was telling us that during Shakespeare's time you could buy a pipe of tobacco at the theater and people would throw their pipes in the river after the shows and to this day during low tides you can still find clay pipes all up and down the shore line. [ facebook seems to hate me right now which is unfortunate...must wait to find more reliable internet before I can properly download the new uploader thingy...le sigh]

Friday, January 29, 2010

London jan-27th-29th

~time 9:20 (us)

Waiting in the plane-chewing my gum and feeling kinda Should be fine though just need to think of that, probably going to read to take my mind off of it.

take off went smoothly, bit of stomach lurch at the beginning though- very much so like a roller coaster- it's weird though- it feels like we're not really moving forward at all just side to side occasionally. Got an aisle seat though, that's nice, and currently a row all to myself- but that's because our tv's are on the fritz. We'll see if I feel up to a movie later- then I might move... and they're serving us a meal so that's good- well back to my book while I wait for food

dinner was good- had BBQ chicken- saved my salt and pepper and my utensils for later- never know when I'll need them and they're quite small. Feeling kinda tired though- think I'll spread out on my row of seats lol x _ x _ _ _ x
(girl taking pics out of the window) (me) (guy, vegetarian)
x x x (soon to be me)

(fairly certain girl taking pictures out the window was Kelly...stole these off her facebook)

(I believe this is Minneapolis)


woke up earlier to pins and needles stabbing pains in the top of my feet- really weird- have taken shoes off and seems to be better. Shortly before 1:00 the seat belt light went off- I already had mine on but it was a cacophony of clicking-wonder if I should wake up the boy next to me- but the plane doesn't seem to be jostling all that much...1st meal slightly out of the country and I already have acid reflex, don't know why though- it's weird. Debating whether or not to get my tums from the overhead compartment or just try sleeping again. Picked up a water bottle at the airport though and already had to fill it up before we boarded. Almost half gone now.

~4:50am (us)
woke up to announcement- making decent and got breakfast-win om nom nom – I am totally jacking the flight blanket though- it's really thin but very soft.

mmmm breakfast, there are a lot of clouds outside from what I can see and I think 20 mins till we land-time to dig out a new piece of gum

now that it's day light I can see the wing out of the window all I can think of is the twilight zone now- lol- wow is just got really foggy I'd like to point out that I slept like a rock. There were like flight attendants everywhere when I woke up yammering about coffee and tea -lol- only annoying thing id I think these 3 seats are like 5' and as I am 5'3” if left my knees at a weird half bent angle- ooo I can see city out the window


it's so green here- landing is defiantly not as bad a take off- just rumblely. Local time is 11:15(uk)

saw my first London pigeon-strutting around the runway :)

on the shuttle bus to the hostel- so weird to see a farm with horses right across from the airport... all of the cars are so tiny here XD wow- I don't know if it's because I'm used to seeing snow but the grass looks so much greener here, it's almost a dark lime- it's so warm here though- we probably look ridiculous running around without coats on... lol

going past all the little town houses, it looks so quaint, ok that was cool...just passed a white building with a blue tower like the Tashmahal...way cool. Every thing seems to be made of brick truck with tagging “LIVERPOOL” - the buildings are all so ornate- saw a temp reading 9 C- seen a couple double decker buses too. Pretty much any time we hit a red light I'm taking pics- there really are a lot of pigeons here- whoa- passed a “trailer park” seems to be full of modern art sculptors- too bad we didn't stop

someone in the front of bus us listening to Bad Romance lol- all of the natives are bundled up... most of our group threw their coats in their luggage cause it was ungodly warm in the airport loby- almost all the young men here have scruffy bed headed hair- reminds me of Neil lol

ok waiting outside the Generator with the pigeons is a little cold.

Pulled my hat out and got a paper cut...ow..trying not to bleed in my notebook- although I did prick myself sewing and bled on the one white patch I have...le sigh

(luckily you can't see the blood anymore win!)

sitting in the lobby after wandering around with my roommates, had a delicious chocolate croissant at the grocery now were trying to kill time before the scavenger hunt at 5:00...sigh

went down to the bar and hung out with everyone else, was a blast... the clubbing here is much better...a lot less crass, met some nice boys from Canada, an English boy who told me both my dancing and my acent was [we actually had a nice conversation about accents...he telling me that he had heard that most American girls like British accents...and I do have to say British is one of my favorite for accents....followed by Irish and Scottish...he sang a duet with one of the girls from our school (summer night's) it was great] and a boy from Australia who had the coolest jacket [wool kinda sailory looking thing with lots of buttons]...side story during karaoke some girls were singing “Don't Cry for Me Argentina” and I was singing along and the guy behind me asked me if I was Argentinian- because I was singing with so much emotion . I told him I was American and knew the musical, it was funny. Well everyone else is trying to sleep and I'm using my camera as a light, should get to bed.

eating breakfast- fyi black current jam- very tasty and they've got powdered coffee lol anywho some things I forgot last night : 2 Parisian girls asked me to take pics of them during their karaoke song (Blue aba dee aba dai) and later on in the night, after most of our giant group left “the US corner” we got replaced by a bunch of Brazilians and Argentinians and when Greg sang “Wonderwall” I was swaying with some RF people and the Brazilians and one of the Brazilian guys picked me up onto his shoulders after another set of guys did the same. This resulted in me still swaying- cheering Brazilians – and Greg and I singing across from each other and security yelling at us at the end of the song...anywho back to breakfast, apricot jam is alright but it mixes well with the black current- which is super delicious- I need to fill up my water bottle though

wasting some time in the lounge before class at 11- it's surprising how many people on the trip smoke- lol- although on the scavenger hunt last night a local lit up a joint while we were asking him where the British Library was- lol someone in our group was saying this was like the 4 th time something like this had happened and we've only been here like a day – it's kinda weird hearing so many different languages in one room though- but looking around it's apparent that almost any one with a computer has a net book so good choice on my part getting the Acer. And I plugged it in today using my crazy converter and it didn't explode so the voltage is all good. I also found out I can cheat the internet system here a bit. It's 1.50 pounds for an hour in the hostel but if you sign in long enough for gtalk [or skype] to sign in you can log out of DaPhix right away and gtalk [and skype] will stay connected but I wont waste minutes on my paid limit-won. Might go down to the internet cafe later in the week cause they have a student discount for the internet- just need to find people to go with cause the generator (our hostel) is kinda in a back alley. Well time to go to class- doing the walking tour of London at 2:00 today fun fun- looks rainy outside though XP

Just took the underground for the first time-

saw a mouse on the rails and “mind the gap” made me think of “Neverwhere” lol little TO'd though, I think my camera batteries are dying ans I didn't think to throw any spares in my bag yet- chilling by St. Paul's Cathedral waiting for our tour guide

(a through the cool trees shot of the Cathedral)

just got back from the walking tour- most people didn't like it very much though, it was cold and based in Shakespeare and Dickens-

I really enjoyed it though my batteries did die a bit after halfway through- ah well- my roommate Kelly and people went off to find “Diagon Alley” but I went with the walking group- no camera so didn't see the point of going just yet. Although the walk was fun- stopped at a Starbucks to warm up though. I think we're planing on going to the natural history museum in the morning on our free day- and pry some of the other free museums-w00t. During our walk though we past a space invader tile in one of the walls, saddened I didn't have working batteries, ah well. In Film class we watched the beginning of “Trip to the Moon” it was pretty cool- seemed like some of the class was less enthused. Well I should get back to typing this up for my blog. Gah lost my pencil for a bit there anywho typing I go

~6:06- the weather here is super funky, in film class Ken told us the forecast was “sunny with rain and snow” and honestly that's exactly what is was doing outside.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Day one, departure

No vlog today because it's too early in the morning for I don't have the software on this computer.

Woke up this morning, not to an alarm, but to a tail in my face. Apparently sometime during the night while I was asleep Kat Man and crept into my room and crawled up onto my bed and curled himself up on my pillows above my head. Gave him a few pets, heard his quite grumbly purrr, and decided it was time to get up (7:58am).

Heard the phone call from mom (backup wake up call, seeing as dad's alarm is on the fritz) as I was going up the stairs to wake dad up.

But he has told me 20 more minutes so I'm taking that time to talk to all of you.

It kinda feels like freshman year all over again, but in a weird and different way.
you're nervous, and excited, and it's all con-jumbled up inside your head so that sometimes you can't think straight...but I think it will all work itself out soon...:)

well it's 8:19
I should probably go wake up dad

hopefully after we get settled in the hostel I can put up another post, perhaps while I'm waiting in the airport though they'll have wifi, we shall see.

(sitting around in the Airport)

talk to you all soon


days till departure-0

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Vlog Post!

lol...Cat Man is acting funny....and he got in my webcam sooo whatever

Hooked up the external webcam from my school desktop to the home desktop but seems to dislike youtube so I went back to my Netbook


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jan 23rd

'ello all...another vlog post today
lol...hopefully some day I'll have better background lighting so you can actually see what's behind me...tee hee

catch you all laters

Thursday, January 21, 2010


vlog post...w00t

well it's not a very interesting vlog but I do apologize for the very large thuds from awesome vhsness...erp

well back to the essay writing hopefully things will get more interesting once I


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jan-17th: Trial run for Vlog

ok so..this here is my crappy tester vid from youtube...and I set it to private so that means that there is a limit to 25 people who can view it....curently there are not more then 25 people reading this blog so I think this should be ok for the time being...ya?

we'll see how this'll work out in the long run...I'll pry put up another post tonight with an actual Vlog entry lol

let me know what you think...thanks everyone...real news to be added at a later date...;)

10 days


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010: The Begining

Setting up my blog here so that I can keep everyone up to date when I hop across the pond. XD
I'll try and keep updating but we'll see how readily available the internet is. Goal is to write something almost every night and then post them when I have the time. (I can already see that this pry wont happen never

Well I've got essays to write and rooms to clean and bags to pack so I will go run off and be doing that until later notice.

Lift off in 14 days