23 November, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Well I'm about to cook Thanksgiving dinner for 12 brits (eep!) so I'm sure I'll post about that later, but look what I did yesterday! I cut my hair off! I haven't had it this short since I was in High School, and I'm quite enjoying it. It was a total whim, walked past the place, went in and sat down. So yay for new hair, yay for Thanksgiving Turkey and pies and sweet potatoes :)


20 November, 2006

His Dark Materials

So I've just finished His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman. I looove the feeling when you finish a book. It's satisfying, my brain is booming, I'm a little sad to leave my friends behind... it's such a nice stew of emotions :) So His Dark Materials was really interesting. Fantasy, but not in the Harry Potter mode; it was more philosophical than I expected. The first one was tame, introductory, I got to know the character (a female heroine as well)... and then they got darker, more complex, discussed human intuition and imagination, religion, love... soooo much fun :) I highly recommend them, just so I can have someone else to talk about them with if nothing else!

So this week shall be lots of fun. Thursday is Turkey Day (yay!) and I bought a huge turkey to cook for a slew of Brits :) I'm quite excited as it's the first I'll have cooked on my own, but I have every faith I'll succeed in it (so long as I can call Emily throughout the day and confirm cooking instructions). Then Friday I'm going to Warwick with Colette til Monday, then London until Thursday with Masaki! Whee!! It's high time I got out of Bangor and changed my scenery!

Just as I was doing my image search for something from His Dark Materials, I discovered pictures of the STAGEPLAY!! A love finding new extensions for my obsessions :)

09 November, 2006

Sorry for the lack of posting recently. No real excuse, mainly just that things haven't been postworthy I suppose! I'm just kinda settling into a routine here in ol' Bangor and reeeaaally liking it. My jobs are great, I feel like I'm ten times more productive than I've been, I'm working out again, traveling to fun local desitnations on weekends, learning how to use all sorts of different officey type programs and stuff.... its loverly :) Tuesday-Thursday I do my jobs (three conferences to plan, and international office) and go to circuit training in the evening, Monday, Thursday afternoon, and Friday are my academic days, and weekends are whatever I need them to be (play, work, whatever).

I did have a fun alteration in today's schedule though. There was a group of Chinese delegates from an international education company called NCC visiting Wales today and I was their Vanna White tour guid showing off campus. It was fun/ny. Nice group, thought Bangor was gorgeous, and apparently thought I was a tourist attraction as well. I've never had my picture taken more in my life. Doing everything. And nothing. They took about 50 pictures (honestly not exaggerating) while I was running a power point presentation. I mean, I know I'm hot and exciting and all that...but come on... :) And one younger woman gave me her email address and mobile because she 'likes Americans.' Oh silly... but fun.

I went beach walking last weekend with Steve and Lindsey on Llanddoeyn Island, and this pic is from there. Not too shabby, eh? Anyone seen the Demi Moore film 'Half Light'? It was pretty bad, but it was filmed here, this is the lighthouse she went to. Oooo exciting :)