I am currently sitting on a train on my way up to Edinburgh.
I am still saying it wrong. I don't think Americans are capable of saying it correctly, to be honest. I used to say the full on Ed-in-bur-oh, but in the last week or so, I've found myself saying it more like a rushed sort of Ed-in-bro. But people commenting on my blog said it was more like Ed-in-bruh. I sound like I am trying to be a gansta when I say it like that. I DON'T CARE. I'LL EAT MY FRIES AND GO TO THE BATHROOM AND TAKE AN ELEVATOR AND GO TO ED-IN-BRO.
There is wifi on this train! It's slowish, and I really, REALLY should be finishing White Teeth (since our class discussion is on Monday) but how can I resist taking dailybooth pictures and blogging while riding on a TRAIN? I also plan to work on my novel a bit, so I can geek out and pretend I am JK Rowling.
Oooh they're coming round to check my ticket, this is exciting.
I didn't know which one to hand the guy (I have FIVE) so I handed him all of them.
"You just find what you need in there," I told him.
He giggled at me (a grown man, giggling) and stamped my ticket and said "cheers love". I really like it when perfect strangers call me "love". That doesn't happen in America.
So here is a dorky picture of me being all dorktastic on the train with Emma's copy of Philosopher's Stone (I can't very well read Sorcerer's Stone here). I almost wish the train ride was LONGER (it's 4 and a half hours) because trains are fun and there are so many things I'd like to have time to do while I'm on here.
I forgot to say this in yesterday's blog -- Rosi is beautiful and amazing, because she read the blog in which I complained about not being able to find a bowl and she GAVE ME ONE. A cute little kiddie cereal bowl and I can't wait to use it when I get back to school next week.
I don't have much to say since all I did today so far was go to class, sit through 3 guest lecturers, pack a suitcase during lunch, reply to a lot of emails, go to King's Cross station and eat some chicken nuggets.
Actually, that's a pretty solid day so far.
Eia is meeting me at the station when I get there, and I'm going to stay with her, even though I came up here with 4 girls I met from my class. I'm sure there will be all sorts of hanging out time, since we're there for 2 and a half days.
Basically I just wanted to preserve this moment forever; my first real UK train excursion, being all cool with my reading and writing while the countryside whizzes by out the window. I looked up just now to see what pretty countryside I was missing out on while typing, but it was in fact an ugly building that said B&Q on it in orange that was passing by. No idea. QUIT RUINING ENGLAND FOR ME, B&Q.
I am THIRSTY. I wonder when they bring by the chocolate frogs and licorice whips.
Days until I leave: 34
Times I've had Indian food: 6
18 hours ago