I bet you look good on the dance floor
Wow, I'm in the UK now studying at the University of Hertfordshire. Life is definitley different here, but I imagine in the way New York is different from Kansas as well--I just flew across the ocean to do it.
I met some people at the airport that were all getting shuttled to the same University as I was, and mainly have hung out with them since, adding a few here and there. This was the OG main crew, Alex , Nicole, and Megan.
The first night we did anything (after our real first night, which I slept about 12 hours...) we went to trivia in the Forum. We met some students there that let us in on their team and we ended up getting third!
Tuesday we celebrated Australia Day with Nicole. Dan and John from K-State joined us, there are about 8 students here from my University. I'm pretty sure we blew all the other exchange school's numbers out of the water with this one.
Last night the club in the Forum had a party we went to. IT WAS BLOODY BRILLIANT! I danced for like 4 hours straight, and along with dance music they played some sing along favorites such as Chelsea Dagger, Don't Stop Believin', and Bohemian Rhapsody. My feet hurt very very bad when we came home around 3 am, but it was worth it and then some. (That's Dan from New York on one side of Megan, and Bo from Cali on her otherside, whose face you can't see)
What may have made it not-so-worth-it (if there was any such event, this was it) was what is in this photo. Do you see what's on the wall? It's a loogie. A loogie I put my nose in when leaning my head against the wall because Megan said something to make me laugh that hard. Loogie-hard. Rubbish.
So maybe it is different from New York (do people spit loogies on leaning-walls there?), but I knew that for sure once we went to Cambridge today. We had a great tour guide, Ian, that told us a lot of interesting things about the area and the University. There was one that King Henry XIII built named Trinity College, where Isaac Newton lived once he became a professor. This is King's College, one of 31 in Cambridge. I don't understand how the University/College thing worked here, Ian told us but it seemed pretty complicated. The buildings are all really nice , this was just a cooler looking one.
This guy is really top-notch. It's called the Chronophage and I don't remember which College owned it but I think Ian said it cost 1 Million pounds, probably because it's made of real gold.
Here's a video of it in action:
At the end I accidentally cut Ian off, but to finish his sentence, the rings represent the Big Bang.
Also, did you know the double-helix structure of DNA was discovered at Cambridge? The fellows that discovered that gem couldn't wait to publish and they announced their big news in a pub called "The Eagle", where we sat and had coffee this afternoon.
So that's been my One-week old trip in a very tiny nutshell. London tomorrow, more on that to come. I got my schedule figured out and will start attending classes next week. This is what it's going to look like:
Mon, 12-4:Conditioning in Exercise and Sport
Tues, 9-1: Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Wed, 9-10: Reason and Persuasion
Thurs, 10-11: Intro to Poetry
Not bad, just may be a bit difficult because those first two Kinesiology classes are some of the highest level one's here at the U (like 600 classes at K-State). But hopefully I can finally meet some locals my age with the same interests...ehem, association football.
(Shannon told me that soccer is Association Football and that's where the word Soccer came from. American Football is Gridiron.)