Well, today marks the end of my third week in England. This means that there are only 11 weekends left. It's too short!! Yet, at the same time, it still seems so far away!
Anyway, here's the happenings of this past week, well, actually it's more like two weeks because I haven't updated since the London trip!
The past two weeks have consisted on many late nights due to both homework and socializing. I've watched several movies with friends because it's one of the few things to do at the Manor besides going down to the Bistro for some drinks, which I haven't really done, unless it's to get something non-alcoholic. Like hot chocolate. Which comes in a really awesome mug.
Since I'm in an English novel class, I've been doing a lot of reading for it, as well as for my British Studies course, which is a 6 credit hour history class. We recently finished Robinson Crusoe, which I didn’t enjoy too much, and started Pamela. Actually, we're supposed to be done with Pamela by Monday, and I'm really far behind on my reading, so this weekend is catch-up time.
The afternoon, for those back in the States, of Obama's Inauguration was actually evening over here, so the TVs in the Junior Common Room and the Bistro were blazing, and our choir teacher told us to come back when it was over, so I got to see him inaugurated. Quite an amazing event. The first black president. That's progress.
As for choir, I absolutely love it. Sally Brown, our director, is a very fun person. She's always full of energy and it always seems as though she's happy. The polka-dot coat she wore to Lincoln totally fits her. On the British Studies field trip to Lincoln, we had some "guerrilla" singing. Meaning we surprised the pastor at the Lincoln Cathedral (Protestant) with three songs that we'd only practiced as a group twice. One was a Viking rowing song called "Vem Kan Seigla," a second was a Middle English/Latin song that I don't think actually has a name, and the third was a Round Dance song in Latin that was actually allowed to be sung in Churches. Now we've moved on to learning a song that Henry VIII wrote. The top part, which I'm in, is a bit complicated and I love the challenge.
In the middle of the week I had the unpleasant wake-up call from a fire alarm. I never want my sleep interrupted by one of those things again. Of course, the students living down in the Carriage House ended up having two drills. One at 1:00 AM and then the one at 7:00. Still, it wasn't a pleasant morning.
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