Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Lets Play Catch-up

Greetings Friends,

So, it has only been one day since I've last blogged but the last two days have been full of great adventures and fun times.

Yesterday began with a trek to the British Library which was home to a few minorly exciting events for the day.

We. began by exploring the ancient scrolls of Judaism,Christianity and Islam. We saw blinged out Bibles, written in fancy gold with all these pretty designs and everything, as well as pieces of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

I got accosted by some random person who was also visiting the exhibit. He began by asking me where I was from and if I was studying in London for the term etc. You know, normal conversation. Then he switched gears and got all religious on me and asked if I believed in God, how often I practiced etc. MINORLY AWKWARD. Luckily our group was leaving so I had to let him go, but it was pretty weird.

Our tour guide got yelled at too, while she was showing us the exhibit. She was trying to explain to us one of the books and this man standing near us was using one of the headphone tour things and he yelled at her and told her to quiet down because he was trying to hear.

We also got to see the manuscripts of some great British works like "The Canterbury Tales" and "Beowulf". Finding our way around the library also turned out to be a challenge and we get minorly lost in the library....lol..Meghan,Emily and I then hung out in the library the rest of the afternoon and I finally got caught up on my homework and wrote 4 journals about all the fun educational things I've learned at the all the fabulous museums and galleries we've visited.

After our day at the Library we went to a lovely little pub called "The Rocket" and got some tasty food for CHEAP and we made friends with some locals,so I am now officially facebook (which it makes it real in real life too) friends with people that live in London!!

Today we hopped on a train and took it to Hampton Court, which is just outside of London and visited the palace of King Henry the VIII and saw the extremely huge kitchens they had and the dining hall as well as the queens chambers. Anne and I played in the hedge maze too.

The rest of the day today should be pretty low-key more homework finishing then we're thinking about going to see Spamalot or something. OR not.. Not really sure yet...lol.

I've already becomed accustomed to the way people commute around here and have ALMOST mastered the art of dipping,diving and stepping around people, as I try to get to where I need to go. People here don't stop for nothing and I've learned to do the same. It's going to be a pain though, because I'm going to get used to walking around like that and the zero personal bubble people seem to have in London and come back to America and people are going to get mad at me for cutting them off or being all up in their grill when I talk to them.

The weather here has still been FANTASTIC and been like 18 and 19 celsius (no clue what that is farenheit) but its been sunny and super!!

Thats the news for today. I guess its not a whole lot, but I hope you find it entertaining!

Until next time!

cheers

Drew

2 comments:

Cassie said...

wow - you got to see the original 'Beowulf' manuscript?!?!

Tiffany - Admissions Counselor said...

LOL, ANOTHER fave Drew phrase - "blinged out Bible!" that's pretty funny that your tour guide got yelled at, too!