I woke up today feeling a little under the weather. It has been a bit cold lately, and this has been a long week, and I think it all caught up with me.
Last night I was able to experience Chinese food in Scotland. Since yesterday was the last day of classes for everyone, the girls and I decided that we would go out and celebrate. I enjoyed the evening for several reasons: the night off from dorm food was a definite plus, but the best part of the night was being able to spend the evening talking and laughing with (almost) all the girls that I started this program with. This is the longest amount of time that I have spent in the company of mostly girls, and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. There was no drama, no cattiness, just laughter, learning and general ridiculousness. It is sad to think that this might be the last time that all of us will be together, and that this is the start of the end of my journey. In about 2 months I will be back in the U.S. I’m already figuring out when I can meet up with the girls for a reunion, and working my power of words to get them to come visit me in California.
Back to today though. I had an appointment that was forcing me out of bed before noon, and when I stumbled out of bed this morning, I heard my favorite neighbors talking in the hall. When I went out to say hi, they informed me that I should avoid the stairwell today because at some point last night, one of the charming undergrads decided that the stairwell was his bathroom. Last semester they pissed in the elevator, but this, this is just disgusting. I thought everything had settled down since last semester, but maybe I just have just been too busy to notice?
Either way, I am hoping that many of them go away for the two weeks they get off before exams, and that I can motivate myself enough to go to the library where no one thinks to shit in the stairwell.