I am SO exhausted right now, but as it's only 9:30 pm, I need to keep myself awake a bit longer so I don't keep falling asleep early in the evening and waking up at 6 am like I have been since I got home. Normal humans my age don't sleep from 9pm to 6am. I want to be normaaaal.
Let's see. Wednesday I spent with my family; my mom made all my favorite foods for dinner, I did my laundry in their nice fancy washer and dryer, and I gave them all their gifts and souvenirs I bought for them. That night I took a bath (because lying in warm sudsy bubbles sounded a lot easier than standing) and ended up falling asleep twice, and I can assure you that there is nothing weirder than waking up in a bath tub. Except maybe waking up in a bathtub again.
The next day everyone in the Horner household was at work or school, so I headed out around 1 or so to finally go back to my own house in Seattle.
Oh forget it. I am way too tired for this. I'll stay on my stupid sleeping schedule another day, I suppose.
..aaaaand it's 6:30 am. Why is this my life?
Okay, moving on.
It was so nice to get back to my Seattle house. I pulled up beside the curb and had to make like 5 trips in to get all my stuff inside, and carrying my heavy bags up the stairs was not very fun. Walking into my room for the first time felt amazing. It was all clean too, which surprised me! I must have known I'd want to come home to a clean bedroom. I considered starting to unpack my things but then I decided not even I am that productive, so I just kind of flopped down on my rainbow comforter and relished in being home. My new housemate PJ popped her head in my room (she looks so much like my online friend Daniela that I know from Portkey.org that it's creepy) to say hello (we hadn't met yet) and then I heard Justin's thundering footsteps coming up the stairs and his gasp of disbelief at the sight of my door being open.
Needless to say, he and Ben and I decided in honor of my homecoming, we were going to celebrate Arthur Guiness' 250th anniversary by checking out nearly every pub on the Ave. I'd never even BEEN into any of the pubs on our street because I always thought they all looked shady, but after 2 months in England, I felt completely at home in these various darkened establishments. Ha.
There was a point at our 4th pub where we made friends with these two guys, one of which was British, and I looked around at where I was standing, at the Irish Car Bomb in my hand, and I exclaimed "I didn't actually come home, did I? I'm still in London."
Everyone was cracking up and then I realized I couldn't help pay for anything because all I had in my wallet was pounds and the British guy was like "Ooh can I see them? Please?"
So that was fun. We walked home, tried to watch Speed Racer, realized it was way too bright and confusing for our current state, and I somehow ended up back in my room, still in my dress and my tights, on top of the covers at about 10 pm. I am the coolest person you know.
Justin was worse off; he somehow fell asleep in PJ's bed. PJ wasn't even home, so why this happened at all, I couldn't tell you. I woke him up at 6:30 am and we went and got a McDonald's breakfast (I am actually sick of McDonald's after my time in London) and then I had to scramble to record two videos before I met up with Kayley and Denis at the mall. There is no rest for the weary.
It was so nice seeing Kayley. It's funny, because I was so busy having fun in London and spending time with my friends there… you kind of forget how much you like the people you have at home, which is what I have been experiencing ever since I got back. Kayley and I had so much fun shopping at Forever21 (shopping in America was weird; all the styles are completely different. Hardly anyone wears anything colorful in London, but Forever21 had a whole section of brightly colored floral prints. It totally threw me off), and we ate at Chipotle (FINALLY) and I gave her some British candy I know she loves, and then we wandered around Barnes and Noble for awhile. We found this book called Geektastic that John Green submitted a short story to, and the main characters are Kayley and Lauren and they go to Hoover highschool. I made a crack on twitter about how I was offended there wasn't any "Kristina" or "Horner" in the story, but John replied this morning saying, "It got cut in page proofs due to an oversight. I'll make it up to you!" That was unexpected. xD
I was supposed to go up to Bellingham to see Liz last night, and I feel terrible about this, but I cancelled on her. I was standing in my room trying to pack a bag (since I was staying overnight) and everything about putting clothes in a bag felt horrible. I just got HOME. I haven't unpacked my other bags yet. The last thing I wanted to do was leave my house again so soon. So I ended up actually watching Speed Racer last night instead (okay that's a lie, I just slept through it. But that's to be expected from me, really).
Today I am leaving early to be on crew for this Zombie thing in Seattle! I am doing everything I can to throw myself back into life here at home and so far it's working.
Also, I need to get out of the house because Eia's smoke alarm is beeping and I kind of hate her for it. Haha.
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