Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I haven't had time to blog at all. xD

Let me see if I can do a quick summary of what I have been up to in the 15 minutes I have before I need to catch a bus over to the Maritime campus in Greenwich. We have to get up 40 minutes earlier which is annoying, but on the plus side there is wifi everywhere over on that campus, so my iPod Touch is connected all day. I am such a nerd. xD Also they're filming some Bollywood movie on campus and apparently some really famous Indian movie stars are walking around. I've never heard of them though.

Okay. Saturday Alex and I woke up early and went to Elephant & Castle to go to Tomorrow's Web, which was a conference about youth in emerging media and young entrepreneurs and stuff. Basically Charlie was doing a talk so we went to support him, and Alex somehow ended up on a panel so he got to discuss things with some other guys regarding Media. Some of it was a little dull, but a lot of it was actually really interesting, and a lot of these people were pretty inspiring. I don't think I could ever run my own intense freelance business like these people, but I did really admire their initiative to be in charge or themselves and work hard to do things they enjoy instead of accepting some crappy job. That's something I can identify with for sure.

The only big anecdote I remember from Saturday was that Alex had to pay 20p to go to the bathroom in a shopping center, and I was outraged. I didn't know there were places that actually made you do that! I refused to go, and waited outside.
Oh and we met Jon from Dailybooth. That was fun. :D

That night Charlie came and spent the night with us; I don't even remember what we did. I video chatted with my parents for awhile, which was nice, and then I watched the boys play video games. Or something.
Sunday was more video games, and I got the boys to take me to Romford to do a bit of shopping, but I kind of felt like I was shopping by myself (boys xD) which wasn't very fun. We watched a bit of the Brewery's Next Top Singer or whatever it was called (it was awful) and wandered around (Alex seems to think Romford is an unremarkable town, but I thought it was cute. Every town in London is exciting to me) and then we went back to Alex's house.

It took awhile for me to get back to my campus that night, as I had my first experience with train closures and wrestling the public transport service to get home (I really missed my Fiesta that night) but eventually I got home around 11.

Monday we had class at the big campus in Greenwich (as I said before) and afterward, went to see Abbey Road. It was literally just a crosswalk on a street, but it was so exciting. We got pictures. I was surprised; there were about 20 other people there taking pictures as well. There must just be a constant stream of tourists. The cars on that street HATE TOURISTS. We didn't care one bit; their fault for living near Abbey Road. xD

We signed the wall outside Abbey Road Studios and I wrote "Wizard Rock!", though someone on twitter told me the police paint over it every 3 years. That's sad.

Phew. Power-blog-catchup.

That is all for now. Bye!


Oceansurferg said...

Sounds like you're definitely having fun in England. Win loose situation with the fiesta though.

Caitlin said...

"It's your fault for living where I want to be!" You reminded me of my sister so much in this blog xD Except for the whole boyfriend thing.

Glad you're having fun ^_^

partyweetow said...

I don't know about the rest of the country, but in Illinois, businesses have to let me use their bathroom, even if it's not public. Of course, I have a digestive disease, while most of the rest of the world doesn't, but still. Gotta love those perks. :D

SlytherinSweetie said...

England sounds amazing.
Since I've been reading your blogs, I have a new dream. And that's to study abroad in England. He he. Thanks. "It's your fault for living where I wanna be!" That was hilarious. And true.

Glad your having an awesome time!


VicMorrowsGhost said...

I didn't know they repaint it every three years. Although judging by how long the wall's been there and how clean it is, it does kind of make sense.


RhianonLives said...

They charge you to pee?! Rude!! I'd never heard of that before!
Hey, I just realized, since you're in England, we have the same time now xD GMT FTW!- Have a good afternoon hehe

amy said...

hahaha it's so strange to think you have been to Romford. you're from so far and exist within the internetz but you are in places that exist in my everyday life and it is bizarre

Katie said...

So. I was making an avatar for my newly created Windows Live Id/Xbox Live profile yesterday when I noticed something interesting. I was dressing up my little character and saw that what I previously knew as a wife beater was labeled as a vest, and what I knew as a vest was labeled as a waistcoat. Despite being thrown a bit off guard, the situation only mildly phased me and didn't confuse me whatsoever. This is because I was able to apply knowledge that I had recently acquired from reading your previous blog, to my everyday life. For this, I express my deepest gratitude.


Sounds like you're having fun. Keep at it! :)

Jordiekins said...

I has an idea:
Why don't you make it a goal to go back and rewrite it every three years?

omgitslouise said...

I've never heard of them charging you for using the bathrooms in a shopping centre... train stations are the worst for charging you. :/
You made me really want to study abroad, in France or America or somewhere! :] <3

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you're having a great time there, and I am veryjealous! :)


superrsharon said...

OMG really they are filming a bollywood movie there! Do you know what the names are of the actors and actresses? Im a huge fan of bollywood and would love to know! And I love reading your blogs! Hope you have a blast during the rest of your stay in England! =]

superrsharon said...

I just googled it haha, and the movie is called Veer and the actor is named Salman Khan and he is VERY famous in India/Bollywood! Just thought I'd share that with you..wish I was there =[

NosyParker said...

It saddens me that you have not been able to find a bowl here. I suggest looking in a supermarket(Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrison's) or somewhere like Homebase or B&Q which are actually DIY shops but will probably sell crockery. IKEA will sell bowls but just going to IKEA for a bowl...that's crazy!

Luna said...

every public restroom in germany charges you. i remember i found it highly inconvenient and annoying :)

Luke said...

I just worked out that you, Charlie and Alex were probably in Romford at the same time as me! To be honest I shouldn't find that half as exciting as I do, but who cares! It would be really cool one day by chance meet someone from youtube in the flesh.

Anonymous said...

They repaint it every 3 months actually :(

jake_the_snake94 said...

I love that people from the UK are shocked by the need to spend money to go to the loo. It's called 'spending a penny', and it's been a saying since forever.

Seriously people, pay attention! D: