30 January 2011

Let's get down to business...to defeat the HUNS!

...Okay, not really. Sorry.

But it is the first day of school tomorrow!
I can’t believe I’ve already been here for over a week. But here it is, Sunday night, and I have class in the morning. (Well. Not exactly the morning.) The new schedule will be going thusly:

25 January 2011

and the beat goes on...

I'd say it's time for an update, wouldn't you?

This week has been/is going to be a busy one; I'm not sure how often I'll get around to blogging about it, to be honest, so let me just give you the important bits now:

22 January 2011

Day One: Complete!

***Almost up to date!***

Last night, I discovered that the mattress Angie put on my bed is one of those fancy mold-around-your-body, warmth-absorbent creatures. And my duvet (I’m pretty sure they call it a duvet here) is probably made of angels’ wings, because it’s just about that soft.

Trains, Planes and Taxis. Also 34 hours of travel.

I’m writing this from my home-for-five-months in England, so that all of you know that I a) am not dead or kidnapped by pirates, and b) haven’t forgotten about my blog. Again.

Anyway, to begin at departure (Thursday): Dad woke me up at 5am to tell me that it was time to go to the train station…and that there were 14 inches of snow on the ground outside. And it was still snowing. Of course, I thought, The one day we get more than six inches, and it’s the day I want to leave the country.

14 January 2011

6 days.

Wow - it's been a couple of weeks since I posted anything. A few updates:

1. We are without reliable internet at my house, and this will probably be the case until I leave the country, so further postings over the next week or so will be spotty, at best.
2. Six days to departure.
5. Tomorrow I'm going to see this movie, adapted from a play that I worked on about a year ago. The cast and crew are all going together, so no doubt we'll be a fun audience, and it'll be interesting to see how this film differs from the production we put on- for instance, ours had some really funny parts, whereas it looks like this version will be dark all the way through. And, of course, we'll have to see whether this cast (including the ever-brilliant and usually frightening Nicole Kidman) is as interesting to watch as ours. I hope the rest of the theater forgives us.

That's all for now.

01 January 2011

New Year's resolutions?

I've always been skeptical about New Year's resolutions. But this year, with so many challenging changes looming on the horizon, I feel inspired to make some. This is a first. But I think they're worthy goals. What do you think?

1. Seek the truth.

2. Take risks. Especially on people.

3. Look for opportunities to learn new things.

Possibly I will elaborate on these in future posts. But I think this will do for now. Happy New Year.