Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day 18, 19, 20, and 21... Classes

September 18-21st
Unproductivity has settled in early for the semester, seeing as how I just started Monday. But in my defense, one of my classes doesn't start till October and the other has been cancelled for Friday and Monday. So, some of you may ask what I am doing with my free time. Well, the park and I have bonded after several runs and walks through. I did get my laundry done finally (pictures below), and I have officially finished every episode of Friends, not since I have been here but over about a year's span of time. Also this week I had meetings for the University newspaper and magazine. In each of the meetings I was informed that my skill level can be minimal and they will pay for any concert for me to go to and review. So when Bon Iver comes to Glasgow looks like I will be going on the University. A blast from the past, volleyball tryouts. Yes, this week I had tryouts for the University Club team. I had my tryout during the first session, the coach asked me to stay for the second session and now I have been asked back for another this coming week. I don't know if that is a good thing or what. Hopefully, I will impress them enough to make one of the two teams, they get some pretty sweet gear (sweatshirts and sweat pants, jerseys, and free pints after practice). The girls that were on the team last year are competitive but not super intense, it is similar to D3 spots in the US, I think. I am still waiting to get my books in the mail so I can't even start my homework and now that Friends is over I have moved on to British television, Sherlock Holmes. My photography class started on Wednesday. My class immediately before it is on the main campus from 1-2 and then Photography is about a mile and a half away toward city center at 2. I ran done the street for a bit and then hailed down a taxi for the rest, managing to arrive only 15 minutes late. Needless to say, I asked the professor if she could move class back 30 minutes and she agreed. No more wasting money on taxis, by walking both ways I save about 10 pounds ($16). Photography class, we are using these huge cameras that are like the one that my parents refuse to replace but with black and white film. We are suppose to come up with a portfolio by this coming Wednesday with some theme. I think that I am going to do mine on the Simple Joys in life. So feel free to email me or comment your simple joys in life. They can be as 'simple' as chocolate or as deep as watching your children grow up. You get the idea, it would be great if you could help me out.


  1. Reading that you've finished all the Friends episodes is a simple joy for me! It makes me smile :)

  2. Going for a walk with the dog. Hubby can come also.