Okay people, let's get down to business.
Avenue Q tickets purchased for tomorrow night......check.
Figured out ATM and money situation.......check check.
EXCITED FOR SCOTLAND THIS WEEKEND.........CHECK CHECK CHECK!
today. get ready. morning class. figured out that I wanted to go to Avenue Q tomorrow night, need an early night because getting up at like 4 in the morning to head to the train station. (ridiculously early) sent email out, figured out tickets for 10 pounds!!! (well 12 with the service charge, but still, really good deal I must say). Had lunch with a potential new friend, I am trying here, give me a little credit. Sewer pipe broke in FIE building, gross, smelly, yet has chairs to sit, so I embraced it.
After lunch, met with Transnational Studies peeps and professor and headed to the Regents Park Mosque. Really really interesting...wish I knew more about Islam though. He was great, totally blanking on his name (he being our guide person) articulate, passionate, knowledgeable, and very sincere. Also young and not bad looking. We first went into the room that faces Mecca where all the major worshiping and praying happens (again blanking on the name, I think I am a bit tired, but in the sense that my brain is moving way too fast to catch anything whizzing by). In this room we did some Q&A, and this is where my desire for more education of Islam developed. We didn't have a basic introduction, so we weren't really sure what questions to ask. I threw one in there though, helped the team out (the team being a very quiet, quiet like a mouse quite group of a bunch of girls and one boy, who are so shy it is ridiculous). Questions were asked, answers were given, he was quite engaging and really did make me want to learn more about Islam. Perhaps a Guilford Islam course is in my future...
We left in the pouring rain, I still have not made the 2.99 pound purchase for the oh so helpful invention of the umbrella. But, I did wear the fantastic raincoat that my sister got me for my birthday, so all was not lost...just a tad wet.
I got home and entered a FUNK. like a bad mood for no reason. Crazy I know, PMS? one might think, possibly, but don't think so. Just a funk. Irritable, and on edge. I signed onto AIM, and low and behold my mother was on. So we skyped. Yup. We sure did, saw David, that was cute and fun, and then chatted with my mom for awhile. (I also talked to another friend from Guilford who went and saw Nervous But Excited, one of my favorite musical groups in the entire world that I know about, so I was a bit jealous, but also really glad she got to hear them even though I couldn't). I felt much better after chatting with my mother, she has a way of always being just the perfect thing I need. Pretty much every time.
We also decided that I would go to SPIN class tonight. Yes, yes, I went to spin again!! It was AMAZING. unbelievable. Everyone should go, seriously, I don't care your shape, foot size, ankle width, what color underwear you are wearing, or how long your armpit hair is........GO. sign up, right now, find your local gym, just don't feel embarrassed! oh man I am being a mini PR service here. But do you get my jist? I realized that I can bring my own shower upon me, no need for a faucet, I just have my sweat...ride hard enough then it comes pouring out, or like a light rain that just flows down arms and legs. some might find that gross...yes...but totally worth it.
Before class I went to go lift some weights, good idea, but didn't take into account the time of day...rush hour, everyone just got off work. Meaning that highly attractive men and women came piling in to the room and used up the machines...so let's just say I stayed on the mats and did some ab work, and well, not going to lie here...I observed, looked around, realized I was way out of my game and went to the bike...where I soon felt right at home in the midst of all of our sweat.
Oh, but even more good news....I feel like I am in much better shape than I was when I first went to Spin class, because I did not suffer nearly as much. My arms could support me much better, and my legs were not strained so much. That is great to actually feel because I know I am actually gaining something out of my time spent at the gym...and oh I think I have become one of those people who can feel it in my body when I don't go to the gym...hence I have a feeling I was irritable earlier because I hadn't had my session of daily release).
I tried to get money out of the ATM afterward, no such luck. I later figured out after talking to Walter and Kelsey that I hadn't told my bank (Wachovia) that I was leaving the country. whoops. I called, using Walter's skype account, and after numerous security questions finally got through, and am all set. No worries if you are confused, all you need to know is that I have access to money again. hoorray.
Now the Matrix is on, how can I resist that movie? and my computer is about to die...no joke. so i better peace out, but know that I AM GOING TO SCOTLAND THIS WEEKEND. so don't worry if you don't hear form me, but I will probably post something tomorrow.
Love to you all,
take care of yourself today, do something that will make you smile.