During the day we had orientations for our academics and internships. Around 4pm though we went with a bunch of the guys to a pub called The Goat's Head and split a pitcher of Pimms. I actually became a bit "pissed" as they say. Not really drunk, but rathhherrrr tipsy. We also took a lot of naps. 2nd night there, first night out. IT WAS PRETTY GREAT! We went to SoHo which is the hip area of london? (More like tourist central. Picture Times Scquare with a bunch of British people drinking on the street) We walked around for a bit trying to find other people from Temple but we decided to just do our own thing and went into this pub called Waxy which was what I imagine every house in the lord of the rings is like. There was a tree growing in the middle of it and they only played fabulous 90s music which we sang very loudly to all night (Bon Jovi, Journey, BSB etc.)
Um, let me just say. That night, I HAD NEVER HAD TO PEE SO BADLY IN MY LIFE! I can honestly say I have never had to pee as much in my life as I did tonight. But nothing NOTHING nothing was open and I almost peed on the streets a few times but I would pull down my pants in some shadows and then I would see some security guard guy in the distance or a car coming around the corner and i would chicken out. so we took the bus home while I quietly cried in pain and then we finally got back and I peed and it was amazing.
Today we woke up early to go on a walking tour of our neighborhood. It was really cute and our tour guide was pretty awesome. Totally rocked the color blue, blue dress/sweater/shoes etc. Pimpin' it up. I wasn't feeling well so after I ate my tuna sandwich with cucumbers and lemon vinaigrette (YUM), I took a 4 hour nap. This caused me to skip the bus tour but I definitely needed the nap. Afterwards I felt so much better.
We left early enough to catch the tube home but we got on the wrong one and were lost for a little while but now we're back! Tomorrow we're waking up at a resonable hour to go this thing called Speaker's Corner in Hyde park. It's where "british citizens exorcise their democratic rights." Basically people talking on soapboxes about politics and religion. Tessa says it's more along the lines of "a bunch of psychos ranting incoherently." We also plan on going to Topshop and Primark and other shopping locales. EXCITING!