I am amazed at the amount of people who must wake up at 7 am (like I do) to come over to the Dome to check email and facebook and things before we all take the bus to Greenwich.
Yesterday was another sort of low-key day for me. We were supposed to go to the Maritime Museum instead of class, but plans got messed up somehow. We ended up having an entire full day of notably boring classtime, and THEN were expected to go have a tour of the museum. Guilted into staying, actually.
It was just annoying because everyone had to cancel their plans, and the tour ended up being pretty irrelevant to what we were learning, even though the guy doing the tour was nice and good at what he did. I spent most of it trying to figure out where he was from though. He sounded vaguely Irish but I wasn't sure.
Anyway, we were going to go see Billy Elliot in central London last night, but that ended up not happening because of the museum. Instead I just took the bus back up to the Eltham high street with my friend Sarah, where we explored the wonders that are the 99p store and Poundland.
This brings me to my next gripe about the UK - WHY DON'T YOU PEOPLE SELL BOWLS? Do you eat cereal off of plates? Straight from the box? Out of a mug?
Maybe this is just a problem within the value shop system, but I went to THREE different pound-or-99p related stores and there were no bowls to be found. None. I have to continue to eat my cereal out of these shallow little annoying styrofoam bowls and I'm aware I sound like a whiner since there are people out there who don't even HAVE food, but all I wanted was a nice, deep bowl, London. It's not so much to ask.
I felt like I had more anecdotes to share today, but nothing else is really coming to mind. Yesterday in class I was bored out of my skull so I was downloading iPod Touch apps.. I got this app called "Virtual Villagers" so I spent a bit of time teaching my villagers to fish, research, and build fires. Good use of my time.
OH ALSO. A few weeks ago I was complaining about the sudoku craze and Alex asked me "have you ever actually played?"
So he taught me, and I saw how fun it actually is (I had never known how to play before - I thought math was involved so I avoided it like the plague). I downloaded the Sudoko app on the iPod as well and I have been playing it nonstop. So hello, my name is Kristina and I am a sudoku-holic.
Time for class again. More later!
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