1. Have you ever been to an enchanted forest? Well, I have. And it was aaaaamazing. Check it: http://www.enchantedforest.org.uk/galleries/galleries
2. The ladies of Block C, Flat 3-4 signed up to go speed dating together. Quite the bonding experience. It is pretty much just like the movies. You sit at a tiny table with your cocktail and day dream of asking really uncomfortable questions. Then there are 12 rounds of man-rotation and you get 4 minutes to decide what you think of them, jot down comments and write ‘date’, ‘ditch’, or ‘friends’ on your score card. For example (my real notes/fake names)…
Terry: Postman. Really into Nightclubs. Doesn’t like that I’m not into nightclubs.
Cameron: Made a Taylor Swift joke. Meh. How many of these am I going to get tonight? SRSLY.
Callan: Likes Wes Anderson Movies. Economist. Sick beard.
Robert: Competitive sailor. Sank his last boat. Has a baby face.
Drew: Avid juicer. Runs and weight lifts ‘to the point of exhaustion’. Doesn’t really look like it, though.
Then you turn your scorecard in and they email you the next day with your matches. I wouldn’t pay to do this again, but if you’re looking for a new adventure to have with your friends- DO IT!
3. Halloween involved: A fantastically decorated flat. Air guitar-ing and dancing till the sweat dripped down… in a club’s ‘alternative’ room to the likes of Florence & The Machine, Blink 182, All American Rejects, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff, and Fallout Boy. Experiencing Scottish post-drinking munchies: aka chips and curry sauce (it was good, but my heart is definitely in a hot slice of Big Tomato pizza). Taxi cab foot massages…those heels will getcha.
4. School is hard. Really hard. And all-consuming. I hate it. I’m stressed. I’m overwhelmed. I just can’t even. I decided if I fail the course, I will live as a homeless person to pay off all my debts and then I’ll write a book about it or have someone make a documentary about it. Maybe all the other people with failed degrees and excruciating amounts of student loan debt will join me and we’ll be a movement!
5. On a happier note…because who is happier than Bryce Avary? He’s like the human equivalent of confetti. I don’t care how lame this is, but he has a pseudo greatest hits album called Bryce Avary, His Instruments and Your Voices and when you hear the crowd come in on each track, you can’t help but sing along with all of your heart.
7. I keep finding myself wandering into this place. It’s so light. And you can watch artists at work. And it there are lots of benches. And there’s coffee downstairs. It’s just perfect.