Okay okay, I am back to write another blog.
Emma picked me up from Molly's house on Saturday and I can't even begin to explain how nice it was to see her. I knew she was jetlagged and only just returning home from a very whirlwind emotional month long trip to America, but we'd been agonizing about being in each other's countries at the opposite times, so this was a very much-needed reunion.
We got a bit turned around on the way home, and I ended up getting to experience central London by car, which is something I have never done before. The GPS kept sending us back and forth over the Thames via bridges and it was cracking me up.
We got to Emma's house finally, and immediately were on a mission for junk food-like substances. We first ordered Indian Food (amazing!) and while we waited for it to be delivered, we ran to a store and bought Oreos, Monster Munch, Galaxy, fizzy cola laces, Starbursts, and ice cream. It was a good combination of American and British comfort foods. xD
The Indian food was the most amazing meal I've had in my life (we both had chicken tikka masala) and we stuffed ourselves to bursting before retiring for the night by watching the first 4 episodes of Friends ever, and starting A Very Potter Musical. I can't believe I hadn't seen it before now. It combines Harry Potter and YouTube -- the two things I DO. Goes to show how insanely busy my life has been.
The next day I went with Emma to a barbeque at some friends of her family, and they had these two adorable little blond-haired boys who were about 2 and 4.. we spent a lot of the afternoon playing with them.
We had a conversation with the older one (named Alex, incidentally) that was so funny that I had to note it down.
He says to us, "My brother Sebastian used to be a little baby. Were you a baby?"
Emma says, "Yes, I was."
He turns to me and I reply, "Of course I was, a long time ago. How about you, were you a baby once?"
Alex looks seriously at us and says, "Nope. I've always been this big."
Also, my manager from my job back at home facebook messaged me and asked what the thing I miss most from America was. I thought long and hard about this, because I didn't want to say the wrong thing. Chipotle and Jamba Juice sprang to mind, as well as reliable weather and Kayley's face and my bed and recycling, but then I knew.
"Electric automatic ice-dispensers in fridges."
NOBODY HERE CARES ABOUT ICE.
But then at the barbeque, I was coming out of the bathroom and Emma was hopping up and down, excited to show me something -- they had an ice dispenser in the fridge. xD It was like being home, a little. Hahaha. They even called it an "American Fridge"; that made me laugh.
So... this trip is a little different than I thought it was going to be. This past week I've needed to re-evaluate the next 5 weeks here, and my life, for that matter. I borrowed Emma's copy of Philosopher's Stone... I think that may help. I've done a lot of soul-searching, and while I haven't found much yet, I think that after I've had a bit more time to breathe, I really can make this trip everything I have ever wanted it to be. There are so many people I need to see, and places Eia and I want to travel to, if I can afford it. I don't feel like I am going to be okay, but deep down I know I will. It cant feel like this forever. I'll come out the other end more than okay, I hope.
Oh and I FINALLY saw Billy Elliot. I really really enjoyed it. I was getting a little sleepy in the middle, but not because of that show - that was because I stayed up a bit too late last night. Oops.
Days until I go home: 37
Times I've had Indian food: 5
2 days ago