I'm a little bit homesick today.
I have most of the rest of my trip planned out (with a little bit of panic about how I am getting to and from the airport as many times as I need to) but the thought of all that traveling, right now, sounds completely tiring and not quite as appealing as it should. I know people are probably thinking I sound ungrateful of my adventure, blah blah, but YOU try being excited about 7 flights in 23 days when you're already physically and emotionally drained from 2 and a half weeks of dealing with what I've been dealing with and then a very intense weekend on top of that. You tell me how excited you are then.
1. Fly to Dublin and back for 3 days. (2 flights)
2. Fly to Rome. (1 flight + connection, ugh)
3. Train to Paris.
4. Flight back to London. (1 flight)
5. Fly to Dublin and back for another 3 days. (2 flights)
6. Fly home. (grand total = 7 flights)
I'm positive this is going to be an adventure that I look back on and am happy I did it, but right now all I want to do is curl up in this purple sleeping bag of Emma's and sleep for a week.
Yesterday was the last day of Summer in the City, and even though I kind of didn't want to go, I'm glad I did. I think it actually ended up being the best day, for me. Emma and Jerry and J0ames and I took the train, but before we got on, this girl ran up to me yelling "Kristina Horner?!"
I assumed she was going to SITC and I said something along the lines of "will you be at the gathering today?" but she was very confused, as she was from Israel and just traveling through London with her friends. So that was weird. Recognized in public in London, completely unrelated to the YouTube gathering.
We got to Leicester square and visited for awhile, watching this sad homeless man dig through the trash cans for food. Anna came over with a huge bag of food which I graciously accepted, making a sandwich with James on ciabatta bread. We then went to Burger King (still hungry, ha) where I had a chicken sandwich that I hated because the mayo in the UK is gross.
Everyone wanted to go to Cybercandy at this point, and I went along purely for the LOL factor. I spent the entire time making fun of people for spending 1.65 pounds on a single can of Rootbeer or 6.50 pounds on a box of Lucky Charms. Outrageous! I delighted in telling them how much such items cost at home. xD
The day is a little blurry now, but I know we headed over to Namco at some point, where we decided to just sit outside for a long time because Johnny and I were both feeling a little woozy from the night before. Emma and J0ames tried their hand at Stacker (they are champions, though luck wasn't with them on this day) and then we sat in the incredibly comfy chairs in Costa for awhile because literally, nobody had a single ounce of energy left.
Sunday was a better day, because it just consisted of a lot of talking, being around people I like a lot, and not exerting too much of myself in any way. I cannot stress how much I like some of these people. The night ended when Emma and I found our way back to the car and drove back to her house listening to good music that neither of us have attached to any stupid boy situation.
We don't have any plans to leave her house today and I am very excited about that. I need some time to recharge my batteries (in life, not my camera. I still don't have a camera charger) and I think a day off might help me to refocus on getting excited to see new parts of the world. I'm just feeling pretty down right now and being so tired isn't helping.
Also, I miss Hayley. So much. I mean, I know she still lives pretty far away even when I'm home, but I feel like I haven't talked to her in ages and I am homesick for her regular text messages.
Days until I leave: 23
Times I've had Indian food: 10
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