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Wrapping up

4 Dec

Well it’s my last week of real classes.

I’ve been moderately busy. Last week Derek, Megan, and Kendyl were here and we had so much fun. http://cathyinlondon2013.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/friends-in-london-3/ if you want to read more about it. Even though they didn’t have the smoothest trip home ever, I’m glad they’re back safe and sound now!

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Since then, I’ve caught up on some sleep and done some souvenir shopping and some organizing. I threw away all the trash and things I don’t need, but my things seem to have multiplied since I got here. I’ve also found the suitcase I’m going to buy because I’ll definitely need an extra one.

It’s weird to think that in a week and a half, I’ll be leaving here. Then I’ll have a week in Germany which will be like a weird transitional limbo (in the best way possible) before I’m back home. I can’t believe I haven’t been home since before I went to Germany last time, and Italy, which seem like a very long time ago. So the fact that I left on August 12 seems like a long time ago but it also feels like I haven’t been gone for too long. Most of all I can’t believe that this experience that I’ve looked forward to for so long is coming to an end. That’s disheartening.

For example, what will there possibly be that’s worthy of Instagram-ing once I get home? No more Big Ben. No more Kensington Gardens or Regent’s Park sunsets or the commodity-crazed Oxford Street with its admittedly dazzling Christmas lights.

It seems kind of silly to think about Instagram but I actually think it’s a decent metaphor. Life at home will seem pretty ordinary after this extravagant experience. But I also know that I will have a new perspective on life at home and appreciate the simple things more. I’m really excited to see my family and see you guys again.

But I doubt I’ll ever have mimosas in class at 10:30am again like I did today 😉

Well, time to write my paper for George’s class.

Cathy

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School is real/FRIDAY THE 13TH

13 Sep

So how come the only people who have blogged in the past week are me, Meiguan, and NICK? (Who?) Derek doesn’t have internet so he has an excuse, but what about Kendyl, Morgan, and Tristan?!?

The past week has been pretty good, and time is starting to go a lot faster it seems like. After my crazy Thursday night last week, I stayed in and had pizza with my roommates on Friday night. But Saturday night we went out again.

I had some Bacardi and Coke back at school and then went with a group of about 15 people to a really close bar called The Metropolitan, and we met some friends there. One of them let me drink half a pitcher of Sex on the Beach (which wasn’t very alcoholic) and then we continued to a place called the Big Chill. I’m not really sure about how we got there on the bus because usually I’m one of the people who navigates us places and I wasn’t really in the position to do it that night. But we got there, and it wasn’t very fun.

We went to Camden Town to go somewhere else, but there was a cover charge of 10 pounds so we were like heck no. My friend Carson needed to pee so me and another friend named Brianna went to this little hole in the wall bar so he could use the bathroom. We ended up staying there for an hour or so, just talking. I knew I couldn’t still be feeling the effects of the alcohol but I felt exactly the same. Then I realized I was just super tired. We waited 30 minutes for the night bus to come and take us back to school.

At 9 am Hanna and I woke up to go to Buckingham Palace for a tour. I had a cold. I thought about the fact that a lot of people share their drinks with me so maybe I should stop mooching off other people. But then I don’t have to buy drinks, but it’s kind of unsanitary. There’s this one guy who kind of hangs out with our group. Every time he gets drunk, he just wants to buy drinks for everyone. Trololol.

But Buckingham Palace was really cool. I’m glad we went.

I spent a lot of the week in the library. School is getting real now, which pretty much sucks. I like my classes, but I don’t like it that I have 3 presentations this week. Maybe that’s a lie, because I love giving presentations. Maybe not 3 in one week, though.

Sorry for all the snapchats I sent you guys today of the Tate Modern Museum. I was just really excited about seeing Picasso paintings. There were four, I think. The museum was fun. I’m so excited for you guys to come! I really hope you bring your red rainboots, Kendyl. You’ll need them. I could use some of those right now. It rains so much here.

G+ soon pleeeeeeease?!?! I miss you guys so much! I’m so happy about Derek getting Instagram and Snapchat though 🙂

Cathy

P.S. I’m going to STONEHENGE on Sunday! What a dream come true!!

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