This will be my last blog post of the term, and it's going to be a bit of a short one, but I just wanted to give y'all an update on what I've been doing for the past two weeks.
One of my friends from Tulane (who some of you might know), Kimi Coleman, came to London for a couple of auditions for music grad schools and stayed with me for two days! I picked her up from the airport, we dropped her luggage off at my dorm, and then got her phone situation taken care of, and went for pizza. For anyone coming to London ever, ICCo, or Italian Coffee Company, has the best pizza that I have found in London. It's amazing. And I love pizza, so that's saying something coming from me.
She then proceeded to get me hooked on The Hunger Games (plan for winter break --> read the other two books in the trilogy) and I "helped" her pick music for her auditions. Basically, with no knowledge of difficulty level or what the judges or whatever they're called were looking for, I just pointed to the ones that sounded the most amusing and said she should sing those :) I'm just so practical and helpful aren't are I?
Wednesday night, we went out to a bar with Zab, making Kimi the first Tulane, or US in general, friend to meet him. She liked him and said he was definitely a gentleman, so I think that's a good thing! On Thursday, she had a second audition, and then left for Scotland. So, definitely a short visit, but we had a good time and it was really nice to see someone from Tulane, as I've really missed everyone.
The rest of my time has been pretty lazy. Yesterday I went to Westminster Abbey, which is one of my favorite places in London, and then wandered around Covent Garden for awhile. No, they're not anywhere near each other, but they were the two places I wanted to go. There was a man giving out mistletoe for donations, and I decided to get some. I'd never actually seen mistletoe in person and it's a really beautiful plant! It may be one of my favorites now. If I weren't so lazy, I would get out my camera and take a photo. Unfortunately for you, I have no intention of doing that.
Tomorrow I will (fingers crossed) be flying back to Chicago. There have been so many flight cancellations and delays, with the ice and the snow, that it'll be interesting to see if I actually do make it out of London. Wish me luck everyone!