A very candid entry.
There are things you do in life that surprise you, because they are things that you never thought you could do. For example, I graduated college in 2008. I spent a year working a job that paid me below minimum wage, and I never found a better job, because the recession had hit America at the time. Needless to say, I probably could have tried better, but would it have helped? Who knows. Anyway,...
I haven’t been keeping up with this Tumblr, and I can’t bring myself to care. One of the wishes I’ve had for the past few years was to be in the UK for Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night. I never really thought it would happen. Tomorrow is Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night. I am in Scotland. SO FREAKING EXCITED. TIME TO BLOW STUFF UP. Dream: Accomplished
I don’t want to write about anything, because everything is negative. I want to go home.
Aberdeen Student Radio
Last night was the interest meeting for (University of) Aberdeen Student Radio. Seeing as how I did student radio back home, I made sure my butt was there so I could get in on the action. Observations: “We’re going to have a blanket ban on swearing this year.” - Made me giggle inside my head, since you’ve never been able to curse on air back home. We even have silence...
The downside of being a study abroad student living in Hillhead Halls? EVERYONE IS A FREAKING TEENAGER. I am dying for someone my age. Tumblr, please help me. If you live in Aberdeen, and you’re around 25 years old, or older… please let me know. Lets meet up. I have a bus pass. PS - Slains Castle Pub is pretty much the most awesome pub I’ve been to in my life.
I should have figured that my plans to update every day, especially with a picture, wouldn’t go according to plan. So, um. What have I done? Let me just say one thing. When your study abroad advisers warn you that the world thinks americans are sluts, they aren’t kidding. Foreigners think that Americans are sluts. You would not believe how many people have tried to make a move on...
The past two days.
Sept 16 - Woke up after not sleeping much. Walked from the hotel (on Chapel St) all the way down Union Street to the area where Asda/Poundsomething/Aldi/Cardona are. That’s a long walk, ok. My feet had been killing me already, and it got worse then. Surfed online. Stayed in hotel. Was tired. Then it rained a lot. Ate chips and curry for the first time. ...
TODAY IS THE DAY I LEAVE FOR SCOTLAND. Total journey time: just under 18 hours. 11 on planes, and the rest in airports. SEE YOU IN SCOTLAND.
i keep forgetting to mention that a received my tier 4 student visa the other week.
i am studying abroad. the next person who asks me what course i am taking gets hurt. i am taking study abroad. for 3.5 months. september to december. the end.
i sent off my visa application + materials today. lets hope i get accepted. scared to death. nonstop stress. i will never recommend study abroad for anyone due to the visa process alone.
university of aberdeen housing.
i officially have my housing assignment for university of aberdeen! i will be staying in esslemont house, which makes me happy. it was the cheapest option ($113/£70 per week), and apparently one of the worst places to live, but at least i *might* have some money to do other things now.
student id number
i officially have a student id number for university of aberdeen.
scotland and... denmark?
i was sitting outside the international representative for the business school’s office today, flipping through a binder for university of bamberg, when the other rep saw me and asked me if i wanted to go to germany. “after spending six years learning the language, i’d like to actually use it.” “i’ll send you there for $1,500.” “……....
Story of my life: The Northern Lights Festival,... →
kaelat: There are 15 weeks until Northern Lights Festival 2011 Northern Lights Festival will happen on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July 2011 at Seaton Park, in Aberdeen, Scotland. Line-up Saturday: Maximo Park, The Waterboys, Paloma Faith, Tinchy Stryder, The Futureheads, Mylo, Audio Bullys. … ARE YOU KIDDING ME WORLD seaton park is right outside hillhead halls, which is where...
Aberdeen to York.
today i found out that it takes just under 6 hours to take a train from aberdeen to york, england. the first and only time i have ever been to york was in may 2005. one evening my dad and i were walking from our holiday inn express (how american) to the tesco about 10-15 minutes down the street. while walking there, i felt this overwhelming sensation - i felt like i was at home. i felt like i...