I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to post again. I just have been really busy and kept thinking that I didn't really have anything to post about, but then I realized that it's been over a week and I just need to tell y'all a bit of what I've been doing.
We held elections for Women for Women International and I got the position as secretary! I am so excited! I was planning on taking this year off from being really involved in organizations, but when I saw that a group I'm really passionate about was reaching out to college students, there was no way that I could say no. I'm thrilled to be a founding member of this group and I can't wait to see what we do with it :)
I also had my first paper due to my tutor, on Chaucer. I'll be honest, I kind of hate Chaucer, and I'm definitely relieved that I'm totally done with that paper now. Now I can write the papers on the subjects I'm actually interested in. So, my tutor said that the paper was good and that I picked up on some important topics. The only problem she had was that she could tell that Chaucer really isn't my favorite thing and that I was a bit confused by the work. Oh well. I just have to do more background reading next time. My next paper for her is one that I'm really excited about. It's for my Moderns 1 class, and the subject is the use of dialogue in novels by Fitzgerald and Hemingway. I also have another paper due in two weeks for my Modern English Language class, which is basically just on grammar. It'll be interesting to write on, since I've never done that before, but I don't know how interesting it would be to explain lol.
As far as what I've been doing in my spare time, this past weekend, I hung out with Zab on Friday night (I actually got him to watch 10 Things I Hate About You!), and then on Saturday, I went to the National Portrait Gallery with a girl from my floor. It was a little strange at points, what with the head made out of real blood and a collection of stuffed birds that cast the shadow of a face on the wall, but eventually we made our way to the historical portraits and I got to see all of the Tudors! It was incredible to see, in person, all of these portraits that I've heard about and seen in books. On Sunday, Zab and I went to the Science Museum, which was also really awesome. It's very interactive (although technically, I think a lot of the interactive things are meant for kids lol) and it's huge, so I'm pretty sure we did not see everything.
Saturday night, I also went out to a bar with a few girlfriends. It was quite possibly the most crowded bar I've been to yet, which is a good thing, but it also gets a little frustrating when you can't really dance and people separate you from your friends every few minutes. Overall, though, it was a fun night, although I have discovered that British people do not know what amaretto sours are, which is a pity since that's my second favorite drink. Oh well. Last night, my friend Molly and I went to a club that's a bit closer to my dorm called The Roxy. We noticed that all the UCL students go there on Wednesday nights, so we decided to give it a try. It took us about an hour and a half to even get inside, which was ridiculous, but once we were in, the music was fabulous (lots of American dance music), the drinks were good, and people were really awesome for the most part. We stayed until they closed at 3am.
Yesterday, Zab took me out to Alexandra Park, which is really far north in London. It's about as far north as the tube goes. It was so gorgeous and we got to enjoy one of the last days of sunlight we're going to have here in London. Witness this lovely picture of me basking in the sun. Yay!
I'm sorry it took so long for me to post this time, but I promise I'll do better at keeping up with the blog in the future! Well, I promise I'll try anyway.