Wednesday, July 30, 2008


They showed a preview for the new Harry Potter on the news here this morning....needless to say I'm a little excited!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

"A Choral Clash"

So this weekend I went to Brighton to see Catherine, enjoy the sunny weather and try to make myself a little less white. After two glorious days in the sun I was a little burned and a bit tanner and very hot. Anyway, in the evening we turned on the TV while eating dinner and were amazed to find a show called "Last Choir Standing"! That's right! An entire show dedicated to choirs dueling it out with cheesy smiles and choreography to boot. It was unbelievable...and obviously had to be shared with you.

This one gave me goose bumps...I know I'm a total choir nerd.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A new hobby

Well I have taken up a new hobby which I know nothing about but have managed to endure so far. A couple other girls go to the Chichester pool three days a week to swim laps and as I need more exercise and recently became worried that my lung capacity was lacking I decided to join up. Until today I've been swimming sans contacts and in I'm swimming with strange blob people and craning to keep my head above water so I'm not constantly rubbing my eyes. So far I've just been doing the breast stroke (which I'm sure I'm doing wrong) and occasionally I get brave and do the back stroke. I am also unwilling to swim laps in the slow lane with the 80+ year olds who seem to just bob along which means I am swimming in the "medium" lane with the slightly more athletic yet still aged swimmers.

So I was swimming along and trying to keep a little ways behind this lady who seemed to be turning the crawl into a much harder stroke than it rhythm and kind of looked like she was drowning at times. Well as I said before I got brave and started doing the back stroke because she seemed to be a good distance away from me, however half way through the lap I suddenly discovered I was mowing her down and receiving a death look from a lady with a tiny pink nose plug. I did manage to keep a straight face when apologizing, but I'm not gonna lie it was pretty tough.

Luckily my order for a pair of goggles came in yesterday and today I enjoyed a clear visioned swim and actually managed to not drown anyone.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thanks but no thanks

Well I got a letter from the John Rylands yesterday saying I didn't get the job which is kind of sad because I really liked the library and the people I met who work there. They also had an exhibition on miniature books that was completely amazing. Oh well, maybe next time.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

To Manchester I go....

Well today I am heading to Manchester for a job interview at the John Rylands Library which is part of the University of Manchester. In my head Manchester is cold and dark, but several people have assured me that this is not the case. Anyway, it is a 6 month contract...and the first interview I have been offered other than the interview with Library of Congress so I'm pretty excited and a little nervous. I will be sure to tell you how it goes and hopefully return with a couple interesting stories.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Fun fun

Well my parents left to go back to Texas today...sad. The trip was really fun and filled with entertainment and the usual family disfunction. I have to say that the driving was by far the most entertaining. Rather than take my advice and rent an automatic car my mom went for the standard transmission.....she did not think of the fact that the drivers seat is on the right side and you shift with your left you are driving on the other side of the road. Minor details. The first day in the drive from the airport to West Dean I actually thought I might have a stroke several times. Entering a round about without looking for the oncoming traffic is a little bit scary, but it must be said that my Dad caught on quickly and by the end of the trip the driving was far less scary.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Dear Readership,

My parents arrive at London Gatwick tomorrow!!!!!

Just though you would want to know.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I want my very own Aslan

This weekend I went to see Prince Caspian and let me tell you I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sometimes I think I like every movie I see here because they are seen so far and few between. Decreasing my movie watching seems to have made me a little more appreciative of what I actually get to see, that said when I saw 27 Dresses it was thoroughly painful. But anyway, by the end of Prince Caspian I had a new dream, what was that dream? To have my own pet Lion to offer me knowledge and snuggly cuddles.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Hard Times

Well readership, it's hard times out there. The economy is failing us. Housing prices are falling while interest rates are rising. Kristin is getting letters from politicians. Jenny has the attention span of a fruit fly....apparently. Muppets are being killed off, and Annalise is being subjected to bad local art. More importantly, my blog has severely suffered this year. Taking such hits as measly "haha" comments, or no commentary at all. I don't blame you readership, I only have myself to blame for this rapid downfall in funny and lack of true entertainment value. As the summer approaches and I am faced with writing a 10,000 word thesis about pop-up books....I know, cry for Kristi. It will be my goal to "up the funny" and bring new life to los blog. May I not disappoint you.