Maybe she plans to use them in tent city if the economy continues to suck

I'mdoneI'mdoneI'mdoneI'mdone!! With class that is, sadly not with coursework. One essay down, 2 to go.

Now that class is done though, it's weird b/c my "reason" for being here as ended and now it's really like vacation. Although that's what it has been all along really.

Today I was in the library looking for books for essay numero duex, and I walked past this dude in one of the little study cubicles.  Note: I WALKED PAST. I did not stop, I did not pause nor hesitate. In the few seconds that my nose was in the the vicinity of the air particles surrounding them I almost gagged. His BO was THAT bad. Sick and wrong. I won't be smelling things properly for a week now. Hmm... come to think of it, no one was around him and the library was packed. It all makes sense now.

Also, while walking home I saw a lady who must have clubbed MC Hammer and stolen his pants because she was wearing some seriously giant knickers.  I think she could have housed half the city, or clothed a whole third world country with the amount of material in those things. Not to mention you could have parked about 3 Hummers in each pant leg... each of which was tucked into knee-high boots. Nice. Seriously, it's the new fashion and it's ugly. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself here.

Sunday I went to (guess where....) The park! Though it was not planned. I went to the library initially (after sleeping in, ahhh... love Sundays) and worked on my essay, but then Claudia texted me that one of her flatmates was singing at an open mic in Camden and did I want to come. Uh, duh. I totally told her I was a hard core student working on important essays in the library and could not be bothered!

So about 30 minutes later we were on a bus headed to Camden. :) After the performance we wandered along the Regents canal and then into the park and to my favorite part, the English Gardens! Enjoy some sunshiny photos.

YAY! I love this park to no end! 

Up and out.


Paris in 48 hours?

Where have I been? Oh you know, just taking a 2 hour high speed train ride under the English Channel to Paris. The Eurostar was actually kind of cool, and super fast. But yes, Aubrey and I went to Paris on Thursday and came home yesterday on Saturday.  We were there for just over 48 hours, which sounds crazy, but really was plenty of time as right now it doesn't get dark there until about 10 pm, so that gave us plenty of daylight to see what I would now call one of the most beautiful cities I've seen. It's absolutely beautiful, gorgeous architecture. Loved it! And the concept of French people being snooty and rude, not so much true. We met tons of nice people and were never ill treated in a restaurant or anything. 

I do have to say that Paris made me realize there are 2 things that should never grace the public eye. Ever. Never. Ever. One: Man purses. Seriously boys, leave the purses to the gals. A man bag is borderline yucky, but a Murse is just down right NOT ok. Especially one that's got ruffles on it and is something I would pick up in Target and go "Ooooo this is so cuuuuuute!" Two: Man capris.... manpris. Again, NOT ok. Especially ones that look identical to ones I myself have tried on in Old Navy. Come on fellas, truly, European man or not, neither are attractive looks. I mean, just imagine this conversation:

"Oh honey I don't have room in my bag for this, can you put it in your purse?"
"Sure thing, let me just undo this buckle and VIOLA!"

I'm sure it happens all the time there. *shudder*

Ok, ok, I'll shut up now, I know you're just here for the pictures, so here they are:

Le Eiffel Tower!
Can you spot me? I'm totally in this one, me and ol' Eiffel.
Paris from the 2nd story of the Eiffel Tower

I love this one :) hahaha, this is what happens when Aubs and I hang out.
Paris all lit up from the top of the Eiffel Tower!
IT'S SO PRETTY AT NIGHT! (Uh, yes I like it that much)
Friday in Paris was full of sunshine, which made us happy... and even more weird. :)

Shot of parts of the city near Notre Dame
Cute little street that also had an AMAZING Orchid Shop on it
Notre Dame yo! Sadly, the hunchback was out to breakfast.

Inside Notre Dame, it was beautiful!

Some street in Paris
Inside Luxembourg Gardens
Some woods WAY on one side of Paris that we went to so we could go to the zoo there. After about 2 hours of searching we found the zoo.... and it was deserted. No people. No animals. Locked tight. SUCK.
But at least it was pretty!

Arc de Triomphe!
I love their city streets.
We even went to Montemarte district to see the Moulin Rouge.

Montemarte district (Not pictured: TONS of sex shops, "dvd" shops, live show places and peep shows. hahahahahaa, awesome. We even saw a freaking pimp walking down the street, believe me, there was no mistaking him.)
Saturday was the LOUVRE!!!
The Winged Victory
Davinci anyone??
Oh Mona Lisa, won't you give us a smile?
Davinci not for you, how bout Raphael?
Wave to the folks at home Venus de Milo, oh wait...
Michelangelo's "Dying Slave" statue
Cupid and Psyche, I LOVE this statue, it's so pretty.
Part of the King Louise XVI apartments in the Louvre, aka, my next home.
Part of the Lovre on the left, the Eiffel Tower, and the arc in front of the Louvre on the right
Another shot of the Louvre, this place is massive and awe inspiring. 
The gardens in front of the Louvre

So there's Paris. Next stop this coming weekend is Newcastle, which is in England. We're going to see Hadrian's Wall, the wall between England and Scotland built by the Romans. And then I'm in the city until I go to Ireland on the 16th. 

Two days of class left and I'm done! :) I still have essays to do, but those are a snap once I actually sit down and do them. I worked on one today, I'll finish it tonight, then 2 to go. Sweetness. Let's hear it for 11 week semesters! 

Man, this post lacks any snarky and or funny stories as well. Hmm.... I don't like this trend. I did go to Camden today with Claudia and some of her flatmates to watch one of their flatmates play at an open mic in a pub and walking back through Regent's Park she nearly fell flat on her face, which was entertaining... but you had to see it, ya know? Yup, sorry, got nothing, so I'm going to just end this right now otherwise I could go on and on and on about absolutely nothing just to avoid having to work on my essays but that wouldn't really be very smart of me since classes are almost done and I really just need to do them so I can play in the city without feeling any guilt about what I should be doing but am not doing, so you see, it's probably best that I just you know, go get to work. :)


If only Einstein could see me now

Because I am an ingenuity GOD! Why you say? Well, let me just paint a scenario for you. Last night I was hungry, it was dinner time, so I made some pasta. But, it was like the bottom of the bag so you know I had that whole "It's too much to eat but damn I don't want to leave just a handful of noodles in the bag" situation going on. So I made the whole bag, dumped the jar of sauce in and Viola! Of course it was WAY to freaking much. And being that I'm living in scarce conditions, especially in the kitchen department my next thought was "Well crap, what now. I don't have any tupperware to store this in, no way to keep it in the fridge, so now I have to chuck it!" ALAS! No! Because I am a genius.  My eyes slid to the right where the empty pasta sauce jar was sitting. Nooo... I couldn't use that... could I? YES! I totally could. It fit, it went in the fridge, and I just heated it up and consumed its pasta deliciousness. I am so like Einstein, but with waaaay better hair (though as the weeks progress that's getting debatable, I need a cut so bad!)

Awesome, awesome, awesome. You know what else is awesome, being done with class for the week! Of course my Wednesday is packed with things to do... well only the afternoon/evening and really only 1 of them is "work/school" time, the rest is playing with friends... but, potato patato.

I actually ran into someone I knew today, that was a strange occurrence for me. I don't generally see people I know out and about, but I ran into this kid Ryan who I met at Claudia's over Spring Break and we rode the bus together for awhile, and then I almost ate crap going down the stairs while the bus was coming to a stop. Love the view from the top deck, but we all know I'm not THAT graceful.

Anywho's since this post lacks it's usual oddities and snarkiness because really, nothing super exciting happened today I just wanted to share my awesome invention with ya'll, here are a couple creepy photos of me and my WICKED awesome handmade carnival mask from Venice!

Now those photos should make you feel totally normal! :) Yes, yes this is what I do instead of working on my essays. Holla!