First and foremost, happy belated birthday, Christa! And welcome home, Molly. : )
Where has the past week gone? Or past few weeks, for that matter?Another One of My Short And Dirty Lists of Events:
♥ St. Hugh's College bop: Fun, and the inflatable pirate ships really brought the kid out in everyone. Farhana was a lovely hostess, providing tea and Internet hilarity to all. And one of the most beautiful pairs of shoes that I own mauled my feet. No one was surprised, since the attractiveness of shoes has a direct correlation to how vicious they are.
♥ Punting on the Cherwell river: Half of the "Ubley Crew" was present. Enough said. : ) (Also, there are few things in this world cuter than baby ducklings.)
♥ Regent's Park College guest night dinner: Looking back on the trip there, I can only laugh. I tried to walk all the way from Cowley, once again wearing very pretty shoes. They were red, with 3 1/2 inch heels. Bad, bad idea. Also, I got lost and ended up walking all the way past Green College. (Those of you familiar with Oxford are probably wincing by now.) Finally made it to dinner, which was delicious. Meeting sccye
's friends and seeing his college was nice, and the fiesta-themed party afterward was great. Again, the child in all of us was delighted, this time by the pinatas. I also had the chance to actually sit down and chat extensively with Dan, which is unusual. Thanks again for letting me come, Dan!
♥ St. Hilda's College ball: Victorian-themed, and gorgeous. It was a bit cold, but at least it didn't rain. Marco, Ada and I had dinner beforehand in a Portuguese restaurant, and I plan to go back there again sometime soon. The belly-dancers, henna, caricaturist, and chocolate fountains were really cool, not to mention the free ice cream and plum pudding. Thankfully, I was wearing comfortable shoes.
♥ Clare's house: Always a location of joy. From movies to television marathons, it's a great place to be. David Tennant as Casanova...Now that's
an afternoon spent right
♥ Japanese night at Ada and Marco's: Amazing. It was the first time that I've ever tried sushi, and it was incredible. Major kudos to the two of them for putting that huge platter of food together. The teriyaki pork was also sinfully good. We spent the whole night sitting around talking, and I ended up walking home at six-thirty in the morning. In other words, I hope to have more dinners there this summer.Upcoming Events:
♥ More punting. Much more
. Possibly this afternoon, even.
♥ Katie's performance in Princess Ida
♥ The Tolkien Society is having a "strawberry and cream" picnic on Saturday, which will be followed by a new episode of Doctor Who
♥ OULES Pirate Day, with punting, picnics, Pimm's, costume contest, etc. That's going to be amazing
♥ OULES joy, in the form of two hilarious murder-mystery style plays. One of which will feature me as the dead body. Falling out of a cupboard was never so much fun. :D
Talk about being busy; and none of that even includes work.
With these lists, it makes it look like I've been goofing off all term. True, I've been having fun, but with exams in a month, I've been doing my fair share of work as well. I think that's why having fun during the summer term is so important for everyone, especially finalists. You have to deal with so much pressure due to exams, if you don't have a little fun, you'd explode quite spectacularly.
Also, I was able to figure out how to switch my keyboard to Japanese characters. Isn't that exciting? Just simple things, of course.