Tuesday, October 03, 2006

This is the place I get to go eat breakfast in every morning...unreal.

Well my first week at West Dean has come an gone and it went fast and at the same time very slowly. It feels like I've been here for a month sometimes which is really weird. I think it's because my schedule is so rigurous here. I haven't had a schedule this structured in a long time.

I thought I would share several of my favorite moments from this week.

1. On my first night here we had a get to know you cocktail hour followed by dinner, then on to the pub in the school and finally more drinks at my dorm....I'm not in BYU anymore.

2. I didn't actually meet any of the "bookies" as we're called at the meet and greet, I somehow got caught up with the fine metal workers who are quite quiet.

3. I started working on my first project which was to reattach a coverboard to a book from the Chichester Cathedral Library that is from 1658. And I actually did it! And pretty well!

4. We took a trip to an old used book shop to get books to work on. I bought two books, on called Christie's Old Organ (I couldn't resist) and another called the Cigarette Papers, we'll see how repairing those goes.

5. We had a get to know you bbq on Friday night. I gotta say it was the second most interesting party I've been to in a while (first being the gay party with Steve). As one of the few non-drinkers I got to single handedly witness the slow steady decline in soberness. The school provides 1 bottle of wine for every two people at the school...I know, it's crazy. Anyway, the drinking started around 7pm and continued for some time, I left around 11, but I heard people out until around 1 or 2am.

6. Yesterday I went in to Chichester in the afternoon and went into WHSmith, a couple chocolate shops, Army Navy, Lush, and the Chichester Cathedral, it was a good day.

Ok, I'm done for now just wanted to give my readership an update. I miss you all!


Annalise said...

WE MISS YOU TOO!!! Those are some great stories. 1 bottle of wine per two people? That's amazing.
Did you take this picture? I want to see more!
I'm so glad things are going pretty well and I hope it's all up from here!

k town said...

yay for updates from west dean! congrats on your first success and keep us updated on Christie's organ (dirty!)

Miss you, K

Katy said...

Wow that is awesome!!! I am so glad you wrote...sounds like there is a lot going on!! Cool pic!! Miss you!!! Little Jack says hi!!

khaki said...

it sounds wonderful and the pictures were beautiful. miss you!

Michon said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! that sounds so fun...and entertaining! miss you! but keep up with the updating!

jess said...

Krizzle, thanks for the blog...I was getting concerned for you...wondering about your where-abouts...apparently you've just been repairing old books, partying, and not drinking. Good times, keep it up.

jenny said...

wow Im the last person to comment. I totally suck. Sorry man. HOW FUN! Im so excited for you. Thats insane. I still can't believe it. I love that you love taking pictures of Old British couples. You should make a book devoted to that. It could be really cool.

The Usual Shop said...

Um... I'm glad you consider the gay party with Steve the weirdest party you've ever been to. I'm a little concerned about the actual phrasing there... You know, Steve isn't gay. He has a girlfriend even. She's hot.

Annalise said...

Yeah...I'm hot.