I'm feeling pretty lazy today. So I'm not going to spend time making complete paragraphs about what's happened this past week. I'm just going to do it in bullet form-- because I like it. I'm also pretty sure that it won't matter because nobody is reading this blog anyway. (If I'm wrong, please prove it to me by leaving comments:)). So here it goes:
- On Monday, we saw Timon of Athens at the Globe. It was really weird. There was poo on stage. 'Nuff said. Also, my singles ward went to see that play on the same day I went with my class... It isn't exactly the play I would choose to take a church group to...
- We went to a cool church and learned about the Putney debates. It's pretty much the same discussion that happened when the States formed their constitution. The only difference is that they never actually wrote out their constitution. It was very interesting to note the similarities.
- I decided I really like drawing. I've been having a great time taking my Drawing London class-- even though I'm not getting any credit at all. I just really enjoy doing it. And I'm glad to have a reason to do it again.
- On Saturday we had beautiful weather. We took a train out to Brighton Beach (that's what the picture is of). We sat on the rocky beach, ate belgian waffles on a stick and smothered in chocolate, I sketched, Aly read. It was beautiful, and well worth the 16 pounds for the return train ticket. I loved to be in the sun. It was a real touristy place, but it had sun so I excused the sort of lack of culture.
- They had a pier with a few rides that reminded me of rides at Lagoon.
- Wild Mouse= Crazy mouse
- Terroride= House of horror
- On Sunday I met up with Bonnie O'Brien (from my ward at home) completely by accident. I saw her at church and she took me to dinner at her hotel afterwards. I ate Nachos... a British version of Nachos... so not really nachos, but they had tortilla chips which are impossible to find around here. I'm really glad I got to meet up with her. It was fun to see a face from home.
Now I'll just fill you in on a few of the quirky things I've learned since being here:
- If you talk about pants here, people will think you are talking about your underwear. So you have to make sure that you call them trousers or jeans.
- They don't refridgerate eggs here. Apparently, eggs are good for up to three weeks just sitting on the counter. Who'd a thunk?
- You have to "request" the bus to stop by flagging it down. Buses don't stop at every stop where there's people... especially out in the suburbs.
- Chips are called crisps and fries are called chips
- It's good train etiquette to leave your newspaper on the seat if you're done reading it, then someone else can pick it up and read it later.
- On that note, everyone reads newspapers here. Everyone.
- Yoghurt (not spelled yogurt here) is way yummier here. They have a kind that you pretty much dump candy into and mix it up. It's delicious! My new favorite snack.
So that's it for now. Maybe I'll put more effort into the next one if I get some assurance that somebody is reading :)