Currently it is snowing here! The contrast of snowflakes falling on the cobblestone streets and stone buildings is exactly the classic British town that I had expected.
I arrived here yesterday afternoon with Alexia and 150 pounds of luggage, in 3 bags.
First off, I do not take great delight in flying on planes. They make me nervous, I hate not being in control. And yes, I realize that less people die on planes than in car accidents, but I am in no way in control of the airplane if anything would to happen. So needless to say I'm not a fan of flights. AND I am not a fan of that feeling when your stomach drops(aka roller coasters) and coincidentally during take-off or landing that feeling exists
I did not sleep very well on the plane. Every time I was sleeping and the plane experienced turbulence, I woke up. After 2 hours of this I ordered a bottle (it was pretty small) of red wine and conked out...perfect. Another perk of this flight was that a very considerate woman sitting in front of me decided to leave the blanket of her son's vomit bundled up under the seat in front of me. So I was fortunate enough to catch whiffs of the aroma for the last 2 hours of the flight. It was so great.
On the bus ride from Heathrow to Oxford, I met 2 American students also studying in Oxford. They are going to Christ Church...a different college than mine. They were really nice and really friendly and I made me all around stoked for Oxford.
I'm really happy that I traveled over here with Alexia or I would have not known what to do. I did little research on Oxford to begin with and decided to skim over the e-mails that the school here sent us, I know really smart. I was completely unprepared for this journey and Alexia had my back, good thing I'm rooming with some one who is aware of her surroundings.
New Favorite phrase: Jolly good
New Favorite genre of people: Old, scholarly British men with delightful facial expressions and hand movements.
Most excited about: The people I get to hang out with for the next 3 months! They St. Mary's students are balling out of control and the students from the other schools are so friendly.
1. Find a way to get food inexpensively because our food plan does not cover this weekend...what?!
2. Find a job
3. Enjoy the tower of London
4. Go to a church
5. Jog somewhere
6. Check out the soup kitchen down the street