Monday, September 27, 2010

I have made it through my first week

As it is now Monday, I have officially been in London for a week and a day. So far, I love it! Although I have yet to do touristy things. I think that will be my goal for this week, as I have recently found out that I have yet another week before we actually start going to classes and being productive around here. Number one on my list of things to do (okay, I suppose it's actually a tie for #1), find Sylvia Plath's hosue, and go to Westminster Abbey.

What I've actually been doing- I've managed to go out to pubs quite a few nights. The people on my floor are great, and we all tend to hang out together. I have also met people outside of the dorm. On Friday night, Susey (who lives on my floor with me) and Molly (another English student) went with me to this club called Koko. It's a really famous club in London and there was actually a Freshman event there last night, but it was a lot cheaper for us just to go on our own. It was amazing! There was an enormous disco ball in the center of the room and lots of flashing, colorful lights. I'm easily distracted, as you may know. Anyway, this really awesome band was playing, although I have no idea who they were, so I can't actually find their music :'( I met this guy and ended up dancing with him for about 4 hours, until finally Molly and Susey decided to cut in and let me know that it was 4 in the morning and we needed to get back to our dorm.

We ended up taking the bus back since the Underground stops running a little after midnight. We missed our stop and had to walk quite a ways, but we did eventually get back, and so all is well.

In other news, I am sick. I have been a little melodramatic all day, telling people that I am dying, but seriously, my head hurts really badly and my glands are swollen and I'm pretty congested. I've basically locked myself in my room and slept all day, so I'm starting to feel better, but I am not enjoying this one bit. If I don't feel better tomorrow, I'll have to suck it up and walk to the pharmacy to get some cold medicine. And maybe find some honey and lemon. I feel like that would help a lot. I think the illness is just a combination of travelling, rapid temperature changes, and trying to do way too much. I'll be fine, and hopefully I'll update the blog in a few days with something interesting.

Love y'all!
Princess Emily