22 April 2010

Vacation Photo Teaser & Scattered Thoughts

* I know I've been holding out on the Kenya photos/stories, but I have just been so busy! I really hope that this post marks my return to the blogging world. I miss it loads, but I just don't want it to be a procrastination tool. Anyway, the photo above is a little teaser. It's the first photo I took on our trip: the view out of our airplane window while flying over the Alps. Unreal, right?

* No trip to Edinburgh, thanks to Eyjafjallajokull. But I think it's for the best because I would have been really stressed out during the rest of the week had I gone.

* My earbuds broke while running on Monday. The wire had been fraying for sometime but five minutes into my run the last piece decided to snap and there they went! I'm finding it a bit depressing walking around, working, studying, and running without music or audiobooks. Last night I came home to find a pair of earbuds hanging from my bedroom door handle. My housemate James had left them for me to use. Isn't that nice? I think so. I'm in a better mood this morning because I know I'll get to hear more of Nineteen Minutes, my current audiobook.

* Kate Nash released a new album yesterday!!! I was excited, but I've listened to a few samples, and so far I've only realllly liked one of them... I'm not sure whether or not I should buy it. It seems a bit too mellow or something, but maybe I should give it a try. Decisions, decisions...

* School is pretty crazy, but I think I'm getting into the swing of it. I've been quite productive the past few days. Thank goodness. Hopefully I keep it up!

* Oh, I started my new job on Monday. It's really good, I'm enjoying it. My co-workers are really nice, and the work is sometimes slightly monotonous (which will be amended by my having a listening device again!) but some of the work is interesting and fun.

Enough procrastinating for now, I think. I woke up this morning at 6:45 and did my reading for today's Metaphysics & Epistemology seminar, so I thought, "Hey, I've gotten a lot done. Time for some blogging." Anyway, sorry for the long post. I need to write more often so I don't force huge amounts of text on my readers! Love you all ;.)

P.S. The weather this week is GORGEOUS!!! If it is where you live too, don't forget to appreciate it!


15 April 2010


Jambo!!! I'm back from The Continent. I left Tuesday, got back yesterday morning, hopped on a bus to Bristol, & went straight to the Progress in Medicine Conference being held at my university. The conference ended this afternoon, & then some friends & I had a barbeque on the Downs. I'm now starting to catch up on all my favorite blogs.

So, let's see... updates...

My oldest friend, Heather, who I've known since age 6, happens to be in the UK & is coming to Bristol tomorrow evening. I haven't seen her in about three years, so it will be nice to catch up. We'll be going out for my friend Katie's birthday, including popping in at a secret bar. We're quite different people now (different from each other, I mean--as well as different from who we were at age 6, haha), & I hope that fact doesn't hinder our interaction. My fingers are crossed for a good time.

One of my best friends, Rachel, got engaged yesterday! I found out this morning, & got a Skype call from her & her fiance (whoa, weird) just a few minutes after finding out. I'm really happy & excited for both of them! And I can't wait to hear all about (& maybe input in) the wedding plans. Hrm, but even when talking rings, etc with her, it never occurred to me that it would be weird to think of her as engaged. But yeah, seeing on her Facebook profile "Engaged to..." instead of "In a relationship with..." is a bit strange. In a good way though :.)

My trip to Kenya was so good, & I miss it already. Stories & photos will come soon.

Currently reading Memoirs of a Geisha. If you haven't read it, I highly highly recommend it!!! The narrator (the person the memoirs are about, true story) has an amazing way with words. I'm such a fan of it, & I'm so thankful for the recommendation I got from Isabel (Jonty's sister).

My Couch-to-5k progess is at a standstill. A few days before leaving for Kenya, I starting feeling a bit unwell. Then, on Easter, I couldn't even finish my run because my stomach hurt so bad I thought I'd throw up. So I took Kenya off. I need to start again, but it's hard to get back into it! Hopefully tomorrow or this weekend I'll be able to restart. I think I'll do Week 6 over and go from there.

It's nice to be back in Bristol. I missed my bed & my room & my friends. Tomorrow will be a schoolwork day. I really hope to get a lot done! I'm so very behind!

I start my new job on Monday, yay.

Oh, & Edinburgh with Katie on Tuesday & Wednesday, yay!

Wow, what a long post, eh? I hope you didn't get bored by this point...

I'm still on Kenya time, mentally, so I really need to hit the hay. Yawn!


06 April 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane (to Kenya!!!)

We're up before the sun to hop our flight to KENYA!!! It's incredibly early, but we're excited already! I promise to take lots of photos & to tell you guys all about it when I return next week. Have a lovely week!