7.26.2006

More photos

So not much has changed since yesterday when I posted. Although, I have written my first poem since I was probably in eight grade, which will be shared in class in about 2 hours. Once that gets raked over the coals and all shame has faded, I will share it with you :) In the meantime, enjoy some photos!!!


Here is a photo of me in my room with my window to the quad in the background. Not a bad view! And please excuse my glistening from the sweat accumulated after hiking through London with a 70 pound suitcase, taking a bus 45 minutes to Oxford, then carrying the damn suitcase up two flights of stairs to its home. I was smelly and feeling gross by this point...



Here is yet another glisteny self portrait taken while I was out on one of my morning walks. It is still rather steamy here, so again, I have a "European Glow" - I'm not "sweating." The building in the background is the Radcliffe Camera. I didn't see a shutter anywhere - so I'm not sure why they call it a camera. (Terrible joke, I know). I am taking a walking tour of Oxford on Friday, so I should be able to give you the building's full story on the weekend.

My weekend plans are shaping up nicely. Friday morning I have a half hour tour of Exeter, and that afternoon, I have a two hour walking tour of Oxford. Saturday I am off to Stratford upon Avon for a town tour and an exciting performance of The Tempest by the Royal Shakespeare Company (http://www.rsc.org.uk/onstage/plays/2193.aspx). Patrick Stewart is starring - which I am thrilled about. I had no idea Captain Jean Luc Picard was a character from Shakespearean drama!!!! (you don't have to laugh - but I know you giggled) Sunday I am off to Winchester for the day to see Winchester Cathedral and King Arthur's Round Table.

Jane Austen is buried in the Cathedral, which is fitting for my current studies. Since I must humbly admit I have never read Jane Austen, immediately after class last night, I went to the book store and bought Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. I am over 100 pages into P&P. yay, me. Once those are done, I will be shifting to Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Yes, folks, I be readin some books here in Englund. Actually, I need to get these knocked out so I can hold a knowledgable conversation with any Oxford literature professor without them thinking I am a brute from the USA.

Ok, I better get back to work. I have to buff up my poen for its grand debut in class later. I look forward to sharing it with you. cheerio, ol chaps.

5 comments:

Ms. Obsessed said...

I LOVE Patrick Stewart! He was Professor X in the X-Men movies too, but we'll stick with the Shakespeare references since that's a bit loftier. ;)

Ellobie said...

I am a PS fan as well. :) I visited Winchester Cathedral while in Engalund as well, it is really really pretty! There is an awesome Joan of Arc statue there... I'm so excited for all your adventures, Michelle. Awesome! And I loooooooved Pride and Prejudice, just finished it up about a month ago. :) Yay!

Grant Baker said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. I can't wait to see more pictures from your tours this weekend.

Enjoy Pride and Prejudice. It's one of my favorites. I made John read it and even he liked it. :) Mansfield Park pales in comparison in my opinion, and it will be hard to read after reading something as fantastic as Pride and Prejudice. "Oh that Mr. Darcy." Sigh.

Be sure to have a delicious British IPA for me. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......

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