The Library of Liz

A spot for Liz's daily occurences and random thoughts.

Location: Salt Lake City &/or Pleasant Grove, Utah, United States

I'm a young student at the University of Utah who can't wait for good weather and at least one stress-free week (is there such a thing?).

Monday, July 07, 2008

Sorry it has been so long! I still haven't posted pictures for three reasons: I've been exhausted after the trip, there are thousands to go through (you don't want to see them all!), and many are inaccessible on the hard drive of a now-broken laptop. Anyhow--I'll let you all know about the trip soon. It was wonderful!


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I've felt generally unwell since I arrived here--the climate must not agree with me. It's beautiful and damp and green--and there's more pollen and low pressure here than my body can handle! Still, I'm enjoying myself. It's crazy the amount of walking I do here, though--I walk miles all over London, take the tube everywhere, and have to climb three flights of stairs to get to and from my bedroom every day. Yang and I are going to try to go to France this weekend--wish us luck with planning!

Friday, May 23, 2008

I know, I know ... no pictures yet! I'm just taking a very brief moment to suggest that you never get sick in a foreign country. Just don't do it. Also, Richard II at the Roundhouse Theatre last night was amazing, and Hampton Court Palace is impressive. I'm going to Canterbury tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My roommate is, as I said, from NY and she is here studying film through her school. I am getting used to navigating the underground, though I still manage to get lost occasionally. Yang and I are planning weekend trips to France and Germany via the Eurostar Chunnel. It's only a little over a hundred dollars to take the train there and back from London--it seems like it would be a waste not to! Food, thus far, has been the most expensive thing here (just because we have to buy it and there is no such thing as a meal--particularly not a filling one--that cost less than the equivalent of $10 each). Yang and I saw King Lear at the Globe as groundlings--meaning we stood in the yard directly in front of the stage for the entire play, which is over 3 hours long. It was amazing, but our feet were definitely sore afterwards. Yard tickets at the Globe are only 5 pounds.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I don't have any pictures ready to post yet (all still on-camera) and I have to say that I'm definitely going to be continually foot-sore from walking everywhere. But, hey, walking is healthy, right? The museums here are amazing--and huge! We're going to have to go back lots of times to try to soak a good portion in. We're planning weekend trips and have run into a roadblock of sorts--what places are worth the time and money to visit while we're here? I hope all's well in the states.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Well, here I am in London. Regent's Park housing makes me realize how spoiled I have been by the housing at the UofU. We have one bathroom per floor w/ communal showers, and I do have a roommate--she arrived yesterday from New York.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Tomorrow, I leave for a five-week Study Abroad program in England. I am very excited (of course) and also somewhat nervous (also, of course).

I'll be staying in Regents College for the duration and I'm the only lucky person to get a single. (yay for no roommate issues whatsoever!)

All-in-all, I am very ready for summer. Of the grades that have been posted, I have straight A's--so I'm quite satisfied with this last semester, but it was exhausting and I'm glad it's over. On to the next bout of studying! And shout three cheers that it is in England! :) Have a wonderful summer, everybody!