I had to go to my internship at 7:30 instead of 9 which was literally horrible and I did not realize how much I enjoyed that an hour and a half extra I got on Monday mornings. I had to work in the restaurant and the bar. I quickly realized that working in a restaurant is not my forte. I would fail at the restaurant well actually waitressing industry. I could maybe do the bar industry because I realized I can fold napkins like a straight up boss. I also further established my theory that I dislike people because they are rude. This girl looked at my name badge and asked me in the most condescending way if my name was actually Jordan, like it was the dumbest thing she had ever heard. How could someone possibly name their child Jordan? I just said yes my name is actually Jordan and turned around walked away. Please don’t insult my name ever again ma’am. But the rest of the working day was pretty uneventful, but I got my comedy fix in later that night. For API we went the King Gong Comedy Show. Basically people go up and have to sell themselves to the judges automatically or else they will get gonged off. There was the good, the bad, and the downright distasteful. Which is pretty much comedy in a nutshell. It was definitely an interesting experience.
It’s 5 am and I am up. That is a horrible sentence if I have ever read one. Kelle, Mary, and I waited outside the theater to get front row tickets to the play Mojo for only 10 pounds! The idea sure sounded a lot better when I was in my nice warm bed, and not on a cold marble step in the dark. We managed to make it through with a couple of tea runs and a few blueberry muffins. We had our 6 tickets to the play, so now we just had to make through the rest of the day. I had to go to class and then literally run home to try to make it back in time so I could meet everyone for dinner. We needed up going to Bryon. I had one of the best cheeseburgers I had ever had I was incredibly pleased and I was also incredibly hungry. We got to the play and took our front row center seats. The play was very good and not at all what I was expecting. Rupert Grint is one of the six actors that makes up the cast. If you want to know what the play is about I think Google would probably be your best bet to actually get a good summary, and that way I am not liable for spoiling it for anyone it’s all on you. It had not rained all day, but of course it decided to rain the whole way home so my canvas shoes became nice pools for my feet to sit in.
Our Art & Society went to the National Gallery on Wednesday, and of course it was raining the whole time but the tube is nice dry so transport was not horrible. We did not see very many pictures, but instead focused on a few and really looked at them in a way I had never really analyzed a picture before. I am glad I am starting to pick up on artist views even if it just a little bit. I did not do much the rest of the day because I was still exhausted from the day before. But I did book a trip to Amsterdam with Mary, Morgan, Kelle, and Kaleo! I am so excited and it is so quick like next weekend quick. I hope this counts as my crazy spontaneous thing all my friends from back home wanted me to do.
Thursday was just like any other Thursday at work except this time I got to enter +700 names and dates into excel. All the cells were starting to blend after a while. Luckily I got out of there and my eyes finally were seeing cell outlines. We went for one of our notorious night walks through the streets of London. We always manage to see something new which I guess is not hard when you are surrounded by such a huge and fantastic city.
Class on Friday started to make realize that I actually need to get my act together on my coursework or else it is going to sneak up on me and we all know I do not need that sort of stress in my life. The girls from Flat 20 and I decided to go to a pub that night, but we did not stay terribly long just long enough for Mary and I to get a drink, have some British man tell us he is great with directions, and decide we wanted to leave. We ended up just coming home and watching a movie. I like movie nights so I sure was not complaining.
The next morning we went the Chiselhurst caves, but lucky for me our meeting location was the Bagel Factory and I had not gotten my bagel fix yet. It’s hard to go from having at least one bagel a week to not having any in over a month. The caves were dark. Complete darkness is actually the correct term. These caves are completely man-made so they have little pathways all over. I clung onto Mary because it is a very common fact that I do not do well in scary or dark places. Some pretty cool things have happened here. Famous musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones have performed on this stage.
The whole time we were in there I was expecting Harry Potter to walk around the corner with a lantern and guide us towards the exit, but of course it was just the tour guide who emerged from the corner. Later that night we all decided to go out again. We started our nights journey at TGIF which might seem very American and yes it is, but there drinks are very good and if you ask me that is pretty much all that matters. I got the summer peach and it was one of the best drinks I had ever had. You can not go wrong with peach schnapps, orange sherbet, orange juice, and rum. We then went to a pub and just causally drank outside with Rupert Grint a mere 15 feet from us, but since we are not annoying teenage girls we just gave him his space and do not bombard him with pictures.
Happy New Year! You might be thinking I am a little late, but not in China I am right on time for the year of the horse. Morgan and I went to the parade which was not as extraordinary as I would have hoped, but it was still interesting.
After we just weaseled our way through the crowds and headed home. Like every other Sunday I pretty much just hung out, but this time I was at least productive because I did my homework. Morgan and I ended up going back to Chinatown and getting some treats. I got a BBQ pulled pork bun which was as delicious as it sounds. I am going to try to stay up for the Super Bowl tonight, but it is going to be difficult since it does not start here until 11:30.
This whole blog is not turning out to be as difficult as I thought it would be.