Miss you, side braid. 

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  • I got the coolest effing shirt from a thrift store in Nottingham. It also says “Colorado Springs, CO” which is where my family lives and I don’t know how this shirt made it all the way to the UK but I’m happy it did.
  • Hair game is strong today. The rest of my body is not.
  • Not sure if hungover or food poisoned. Send breakfast sandwiches, either way.
  1. Camera: Photo Booth

Dreamy.

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Week 1 summary: 
If you ever come to England DRINK THE CASK ALE. No matter how cheap the Carlsberg is. It’s magical, comes in half and full pints, is usually under 4% alcohol, creamy and delicious, and an absolute art form.
DO NOT: buy beer in clear bottles. No matter how pretty the label. I forgot all of my beer knowledge and was fooled by that nice cursive label and it tasted like drinking a skunk. Brown bottles are always the best.
DO pair beer with chocolate. Always.
Colorful pub restrooms, Robin Hood hats. 
We went to Sherwood forest so obviously I had to get a picture in front of this 1100 year old oak tree, and then the other 7 people I was with all wanted pictures of them doing handstands too and it was kind of awesome.
Currently: THESIS ALL THE TIME ALWAYS. What is life? What is NMR? Also, new fruit knife. 
(Grateful to be here.) Week 1 summary: 
If you ever come to England DRINK THE CASK ALE. No matter how cheap the Carlsberg is. It’s magical, comes in half and full pints, is usually under 4% alcohol, creamy and delicious, and an absolute art form.
DO NOT: buy beer in clear bottles. No matter how pretty the label. I forgot all of my beer knowledge and was fooled by that nice cursive label and it tasted like drinking a skunk. Brown bottles are always the best.
DO pair beer with chocolate. Always.
Colorful pub restrooms, Robin Hood hats. 
We went to Sherwood forest so obviously I had to get a picture in front of this 1100 year old oak tree, and then the other 7 people I was with all wanted pictures of them doing handstands too and it was kind of awesome.
Currently: THESIS ALL THE TIME ALWAYS. What is life? What is NMR? Also, new fruit knife. 
(Grateful to be here.) Week 1 summary: 
If you ever come to England DRINK THE CASK ALE. No matter how cheap the Carlsberg is. It’s magical, comes in half and full pints, is usually under 4% alcohol, creamy and delicious, and an absolute art form.
DO NOT: buy beer in clear bottles. No matter how pretty the label. I forgot all of my beer knowledge and was fooled by that nice cursive label and it tasted like drinking a skunk. Brown bottles are always the best.
DO pair beer with chocolate. Always.
Colorful pub restrooms, Robin Hood hats. 
We went to Sherwood forest so obviously I had to get a picture in front of this 1100 year old oak tree, and then the other 7 people I was with all wanted pictures of them doing handstands too and it was kind of awesome.
Currently: THESIS ALL THE TIME ALWAYS. What is life? What is NMR? Also, new fruit knife. 
(Grateful to be here.) Week 1 summary: 
If you ever come to England DRINK THE CASK ALE. No matter how cheap the Carlsberg is. It’s magical, comes in half and full pints, is usually under 4% alcohol, creamy and delicious, and an absolute art form.
DO NOT: buy beer in clear bottles. No matter how pretty the label. I forgot all of my beer knowledge and was fooled by that nice cursive label and it tasted like drinking a skunk. Brown bottles are always the best.
DO pair beer with chocolate. Always.
Colorful pub restrooms, Robin Hood hats. 
We went to Sherwood forest so obviously I had to get a picture in front of this 1100 year old oak tree, and then the other 7 people I was with all wanted pictures of them doing handstands too and it was kind of awesome.
Currently: THESIS ALL THE TIME ALWAYS. What is life? What is NMR? Also, new fruit knife. 
(Grateful to be here.) Week 1 summary: 
If you ever come to England DRINK THE CASK ALE. No matter how cheap the Carlsberg is. It’s magical, comes in half and full pints, is usually under 4% alcohol, creamy and delicious, and an absolute art form.
DO NOT: buy beer in clear bottles. No matter how pretty the label. I forgot all of my beer knowledge and was fooled by that nice cursive label and it tasted like drinking a skunk. Brown bottles are always the best.
DO pair beer with chocolate. Always.
Colorful pub restrooms, Robin Hood hats. 
We went to Sherwood forest so obviously I had to get a picture in front of this 1100 year old oak tree, and then the other 7 people I was with all wanted pictures of them doing handstands too and it was kind of awesome.
Currently: THESIS ALL THE TIME ALWAYS. What is life? What is NMR? Also, new fruit knife. 
(Grateful to be here.) Week 1 summary: 
If you ever come to England DRINK THE CASK ALE. No matter how cheap the Carlsberg is. It’s magical, comes in half and full pints, is usually under 4% alcohol, creamy and delicious, and an absolute art form.
DO NOT: buy beer in clear bottles. No matter how pretty the label. I forgot all of my beer knowledge and was fooled by that nice cursive label and it tasted like drinking a skunk. Brown bottles are always the best.
DO pair beer with chocolate. Always.
Colorful pub restrooms, Robin Hood hats. 
We went to Sherwood forest so obviously I had to get a picture in front of this 1100 year old oak tree, and then the other 7 people I was with all wanted pictures of them doing handstands too and it was kind of awesome.
Currently: THESIS ALL THE TIME ALWAYS. What is life? What is NMR? Also, new fruit knife. 
(Grateful to be here.) Week 1 summary: 
If you ever come to England DRINK THE CASK ALE. No matter how cheap the Carlsberg is. It’s magical, comes in half and full pints, is usually under 4% alcohol, creamy and delicious, and an absolute art form.
DO NOT: buy beer in clear bottles. No matter how pretty the label. I forgot all of my beer knowledge and was fooled by that nice cursive label and it tasted like drinking a skunk. Brown bottles are always the best.
DO pair beer with chocolate. Always.
Colorful pub restrooms, Robin Hood hats. 
We went to Sherwood forest so obviously I had to get a picture in front of this 1100 year old oak tree, and then the other 7 people I was with all wanted pictures of them doing handstands too and it was kind of awesome.
Currently: THESIS ALL THE TIME ALWAYS. What is life? What is NMR? Also, new fruit knife. 
(Grateful to be here.)

Week 1 summary: 

  • If you ever come to England DRINK THE CASK ALE. No matter how cheap the Carlsberg is. It’s magical, comes in half and full pints, is usually under 4% alcohol, creamy and delicious, and an absolute art form.
  • DO NOT: buy beer in clear bottles. No matter how pretty the label. I forgot all of my beer knowledge and was fooled by that nice cursive label and it tasted like drinking a skunk. Brown bottles are always the best.
  • DO pair beer with chocolate. Always.
  • Colorful pub restrooms, Robin Hood hats. 
  • We went to Sherwood forest so obviously I had to get a picture in front of this 1100 year old oak tree, and then the other 7 people I was with all wanted pictures of them doing handstands too and it was kind of awesome.
  • Currently: THESIS ALL THE TIME ALWAYS. What is life? What is NMR? Also, new fruit knife. 

(Grateful to be here.)

MissU.

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I need that nailpolish. And more coffee. 

I need that nailpolish. And more coffee. 

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"Do it or don’t. It’s amazing how many things in life are that easy."

Henry Rollins … I donnnnnn’t want to go to the gym. (via live-to-the-point-of-tears)

I had to go way back into B’s archives for this gem.

This is important. I wake up every morning in this REALLY AWESOME ENGLISH PLACE and the first thing I think about is how I’m never ever going to finish my thesis. How I’m never ever going to get my yoga practice back after a few months of pulling way back. How much I miss M and just really wish he could spend this month with me.

Things I can do: write the thesis. Really. Yoga. Practice patience.

Things I cannot: make M come here because I don’t have control over teleportation (yet) but I CAN call him and tell him about the weird things people put in their frappucinos here (yogurt. America, is that a thing?)

Anyways. Here’s to action. 

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flyygoldbikini:

whiskey-weather:

massiv3:

so when are we gonna stop pretending beer tastes good

when you’re an adult and realize that there are more beers than your dad’s skunked Coors

Yooooo fire

Ha!

Coffee Date (England style):

-We’re staying in a dorm and there are also 250 middle school children from all over Europe staying in the same dorm and they took over the dining hall like champions this morning. It made me very grateful that I invested in a French press yesterday and a cheap mug so I could still enjoy my coffee survive.

-Drinking English beer is amazing. It’s been so long since I’ve had a beer that was surprising (besides like a peanut butter raspberry lambic stout IPA or something ridiculous like that) and all of the beers here are just inherently different than American beers and it’s wonderful. One beer was called Fistful of Hops and had a picture of Clint Eastwood on it and I was 100% in.

-It’s a little weird being a “TA” for this class because I’m older than (almost) everyone and feel like I should be acting professional (or something) but I’ve just decided not to worry about it and hang out with everyone and go out to pubs like it’s no big deal.

-My bag was in Manchester and I was in London and then Nottingham and I’m so grateful it finally met me here. That was definitely the most ridiculous plane drama I’ve ever been involved in, and I’m so grateful to have made it here.

-I’ve been practicing 1/2 of the Ashtanga primary series every day and I’m hoping to keep that up through the next month. I’ll get you one day, pick-up-jump-back.

-I should be working on my thesis right now, but I’m just stuck. I think it’s one of those things I just need to DO so UGH I GUESS I’LL TRY.

  1. Camera: Photo Booth

peregrintoolc:

I’m thankful for all the different ways I can eat potatoes

Every day.

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"It’s not difficult to coast along when things are going well, when a balance has been established. What’s difficult is the new. The new ice. The new light. The new feelings."
— Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow, p. 346 (via itisallmydoing)

So I am not in England, yet, but there’s still hope. This has been a nightmare of a travel so far, with the most recent being my flight straight to Manchester getting canceled so now I’m flying into London, but my bags are having their own adventure so I might be wearing my Ryan Gosling shirt for my first 5 days there (not the worst, though).

I feel like I did so well handling all the bumps in the road last night and today I just want to cry and find a way to go home. I’m trying to remember to breathe, and that eventually, this will make a good story. I know Nottingham will be a great experience and that I’ll have a lot of fun, and also beer. Sometimes it’s just hard to be right in this exact moment.

On the bright side, there is chai tea. And that’s a good thing.

Aaaaaand I’m on my way to England. Well, kind of. I was supposed to leave Newark for Manchester an hour ago but we couldn’t even land at Newark (THX WEATHER) so currently, stuck on a grounded plate in Washington DC.

I haven’t freaked out, yet. I credit chocolate, deep breaths, and magic.

Details to come!

I’ve missed you all v much.