Friday, March 19, 2010

The Crazies, Glasgow Style

Monday morning I went to the airport to meet Kayla!! I was soo excited when she FINALLY came out (15 minutes after the rest of the people on her plane). We took the bus back to Buchanan Bus Station and it was raining, of course. Kayla said she thinks the bad weather is following her, especially since it is beautiful in Johnstown now. (whaaaaat?!) When we got back to my room we tok a long nap. She was so whooped from all the traveling. Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Scotland....yikes. No thank you. It felt good to sleep though because I was tired too.
We woke up around 5 and decided to go eat somewhere. We walked down Sauchiehall and went to the Sports Cafe. We both got burgers and fries (I got a chicken burger & she got a vegetable burger.) They were both awesome. After, we headed up to Cineworld for the 9:00pm showing of "The Crazies." It was pretty good and creepy. I think they put it together really good. It freaked me out. We both had nightmares that night. Awesome.
Tuesday I had a few classes then we went to Campus for pizza and for Kayla to get her "Eyedeal card." (Now she can get in free to the clubs I can, which is soo nice that we have free places to go and just hang out if we want to.) Then we stopped at Primark for a shopping spree. That store is dangerous and awesome! We both got a green dress for Saint Patrick's Day. :)
Around 8:00pm, w walked over with Krista to WalkAbout to meet friends, drink & talk. There was a football game on so EVERYONE was pretty occupied. When it ended my friends were all eager to meet Kayla. She met allllot of people that night! Me, Kayla & Krista decided to go to Strathcylde Union then. It is a Bar/Club with different floors of fun inside (ie. dancing, karaoke, hangout...) They have one pound drinks there too, which is awesome. We hung out on the dancing floor and met some new friends. (Marcus, Spitter Monkey, Cute Asian, Roy Stephens, The Poker, The Crazies Man, Sharpie know, the usual) We got drinks bought for all of us all night by drunks, which was awesome we didn't have to waste money. "The Poker" kept poking my stomach (really?). After the 15th time of rolling my eyes and saying "Stop!!", I yelled at him "I HAVE A TEMPER!!!!" and when he kept doing it, things got violent. Hah. No, I just shoved him, whatever. They were nice, but stop touching me. Seriously.We had fun there and Krista met a cute boy that she really likes. He's cute and they danced all night. We left back to Caley around 2:00am. I was soo tired.
On St. Paddy's Day I had some more classes. I got out at noon and hurried back to Caley to make us some food and get ready to celebrate. Me, Kayla, Krista & Hannah headed to Union around 2:30pm (if you got there before 3, it was free entry!). There was more people there then I expected which was cool. We bought some drinks and just hung out. They were playing a lot of Irish music, but not enough. The only good thing about it really was the cheap drinks and we got our faces drawn on with Irish colored crayons by some random kid. (I got Irish Whiskers & Kayla got an Irish flag). We left at about 5:00pm and we were all pretty hammered. It was funny it was still light outside walking back. So weird. We changed into our dresses and headed to Campus to eat and then dance later with all of our friends (they were coming around 10). We all got free pizza & ordered to pitchers of a fruity cherry drink. It was good. They even gave us free green hats! We waited forever for our friends to come, and I was so happy when they finally did. The International kids definitely took over and made it into the St. Patrick's celebration it's meant to be. Me and Hannah did an Irish jig on a low table (don't worry, there's a video on facebook...), I started a doe-see-doe that quickly spread to the whole bar & got out of hand (I even got stuck under some one's armpit during it, yay.), we ALL danced on stage, we watched real Irish dancers perform, & at the end of the night they had an Irish jig competition with four local boys on stage. They were all CLEARLY on a different planet at that point in the night. They made them take their shirts off and made them dance one by one. At one point, one of the boys had his back to the crowd with his bare naked ass out and was just shaking it like it was no problem at all. Hahaha, so gross. The whole thing was really ridiculous and funny. We stayed at Campus til 2:00am, then went home with some of my friends. Kayla talked about Germany with Claudius on the way home. Everyone really likes her! :) Duh.
Thursday Kayla got to sleep in really late and I was so jealous. I had to get up early for a presentation. How convenient. It went pretty good and my group got a good grade on it. I was so glad to get it over with already. It was so nasty outside (raining, windy and colllllld!) When I got back to Caley, we ate some Lunch and just hung out. At 5:00pm, we went with Krista to Tesco to get some groceries. It was pretty successful. We came home and me and Kayla ate way too many fish sticks. It makes me sick thinking about it. Then we got ready and the three of us headed to "Kushion" (a never went there before but I heard good things about it). It was miserable on the way there with the rain. Kushion was beautiful inside! It had red lights shining on all the walls, seats hanging from the ceiling, pretty benches everywhere and candles on all the end tables. We got some drinks and sat around for a little resting our feet. After our Tequila shot, haha, we headed to the dance floor. The Dj was really good and was mixing cool songs together. We had a lot of fun and met friends there, too. At the end of the night we were dancing with these 3 Irish boys and they were a lot of fun. They even played my two favorite songs (Sexy Chick & Sex On Fire)!!!! I went nuts over them, of course. We made it home at 3:00am and I passed right out. We woke up this morning to the smell of curry and the sound of whistling. Adi was making a feast in the kitchen & whistling and singined. I was starving and NOT in the mood. It was a terrible mix of senses and headaches. Adi really pushes my buttons. That's for sure.
Today we are planning on going to find Terri Love's (Ryans Moms) grandparents church they were married in. It's not too far from here and Kayla said Terri talks about visiting here all the time. It will mean a lot to her to have a picture. It will be a nice walk there.
I miss youns and can't wait to see you. Wish you were all here.
Happy 21st birthday to Jordan today! <3

Sunday, March 14, 2010

People Come & Go So Quickly Here

Sunday afternoon I used the bus for the first time to go meet Jordan at the airport. I was waiting in the International Arrivals with an entire room of Indian Families and just me. They were all looking at me like I was in the wrong place and the plane that was arriving was only for them. I started to wonder where Jordan was when he walked around the corner and scared the life out of me. I was so happy to see him, but it was weird. Like a dream. He said since he came from London, duh, he came in through the UK Arrivals. No wonder they were staring. Ha.
We caught the bus back to Glasgow Centre and Jordan told me about his flights. It was like we never left each other to begin with and we picked up right where we left it. It was so nice.
We got back to Caley Court and hung out for a while. Jordan even had a drink of the Scotch I bought him. Then I took him down Sauchiehall Street to "Campus" to eat some dinner. We were both starving. We both ordered Fosters beer, I got a free pizza with my eyedeal card, and we got a huge plate of nachos. It was delicious. While we were eating, people were hanging up signs for Mardi Gras at Campus that night and Southern Comfort mixes were only 1 pound. So after we paid for our cheap meal, we made our way over to the bar and got two Southern Comforts and Lemonade. We also got beads with them! They were really good. People kept getting feathery masks from the DJ and the bartenders and I was soo jealous. After a while of me complaining how much I loved the masks, haha, Jordan went up to the bartender, flirted a little, and got me one! He is so sweet. I love it.We made our way down to a bar called "Box." They always have live bands there and I knew Jordan would loove it. He did. He ordered his first Guinness and we listened to two bands play. They were both really good. One of them even gave us a free CD. It was awesome. On the way back to Caley it was FREEZING! But it was so nice to be back. We were both exhausted, especially Jordan from the long flights and time changes.
On Monday we took a walk down town through George Square. We saw the statue with the cone on his head and went into the museum he is placed in front of. It was free entry, but it was super lame. We still looked around the whole place. Then we went to a little shop called "Tinderbox." Jordan got a coffee & I got a cappuccino. We sat on a bench in George Square, watched the people & nasty pigeons and talked. It was cold, but comfortable to be with him.
Nothing really happens here on Monday night. So we just hung out in the room. I know Jordan was bummed with not meeting my friends yet (he did meet my flatmates already though, including Kateri. But that was all).
On Tuesday I had a few classes and Jordan got to catch up on some sleep. When I got back we got ready for the day and headed to the Gothic Cathedral. I've already been there, but I wanted Jordan to see it and I know he wanted to. We saw the outside (it was closed for the season) of the oldest house in Glasgow. We went in and looked around St. Mungo's Museum. Jordan loved it. He took a lot of pictures to show his mom, because he knew she would have loved it too. We spent a lot of time in there so I kept pushing Jordan to hurry up because we still needed to make it to the Cathedral and the graveyard before dark. We wasn't happy with me about pushing him. Finally I got him out of there and we walked over to St. Mungo's Cathedral. It still took my breath away the second time. So beautiful.After a long time in there looking around, we made our way up to the huge cemetery on the hill. Jordan said it felt fake almost because it was so pretty. I feel the same way about it. The stones are so huge and beautiful. We walked around for a while and took pictures and talked. We were getting really hungry by then. We went back to Campus, got another pizza and some fries too. It was soo good. (Campus regulars, haha) Then it was time to get ready for WalkAbout night. Everyone was nice to Jordan but you could tell they were nervous about him being there. I talked about him so much I think it was weird for him to be a real person. Olof and Chris really tried to include him the most it seemed like. I was glad. He had a good time. Then me, Jordan and a couple of my friends headed over to Strathclyde Union to hang out some more. They had one pound drinks. Me & Olof beat Jordan & Claudius and pool. Only because Olof made up a stupid rule to make us win. Jordan sunk so many balls. I didn't realize how good he was. People were singing Karaoke there too. It was just a really cool place. We headed back around 1:30am.
On Wednesday I had more classes. Then me and Jordan went to the Sports Cafe for lunch. We both got burgers. I thought they were good because I never get that sort of thing over here, but Jordan said it was nasty and didn't even taste like burger. Welcome to Scotland. We even got dessert!! Jordan got the banana toffee waffle and it was to DIE for. Wow.
Later we went to Molly Malone's for some drinks with my friends. It was fun and American Politics was the hot topic for some reason. It was annoying to me, but I was glad Jordan was having a good time with my friends and fitting in perfectly. He could fit in anywhere really. We got kicked out around 10:30, which was weird. But I was tired anyways.
Thursday we walked down through town again to Glasgow Green. It's just a huge open park with monuments here and there. Jordan said it was nice to be out of the city and just see open space. It did feel good. We even saw the Doulton Fountain. It was beautiful. The museum there closed at 5 though so we missed it. Jordan was bummed. We had a good time walking around and even got to see some geese and dogs. Heheh.
Later we went with some of my girl friends back to the Sports Cafe for wing night. 60 wings for 6 pounds. They weren't too good, but the fries were awesome. We each ate too much, then got dessert to top off our fat bellies. Yummy! Me & Jordan, of course, shared the banana toffee waffle again. It was divine.
Firday we walked forever to find the Kevingrove Museum. I got us lost, but also got us found again. Haha. The museum was free entry and it was AMAZING! They had so much cool stuff inside and we were bummed we couldn't see absolutely everything. They had famous paintings, stuffed animals, prehistoric animals (weird/scary), and old weapons. It was awesome. We spent a lonnng time in there. On our way back to Caley, we stopped and ate a chinese buffet. I've been wanting to eat there forever and I was happy I got to with Jordan. The food wasn't that great, but we tried every single dessert they had. Haha. It was a freak show with all of the different dessert on our table. It was fun. Our feet hurt so much from walking all day, so when we got back we took a nap. We woke up at 8:30 and got ready for the night. We were going out dancing with my friends. I couldn't believe Jordan was okay with it. I was so proud of him and excited that he wasn't just shooting down the idea. We went to Beth and Hannah's flat to pregame and headed out to Club Karbon around 1:30am. Late nite. We finally found the place back in an ally, so weird. We've never been there before. Everyone, except me, got free passes to get in from the bartender when I was in the bathroom. I was glad Jordan didn't have to pay at least. We ordered drinks, found the rest of our friends, and started dancing. By the end of the night Jordan was even moon-walking to Billie Jean, hahah. It was so much fun! Jordan actually had a really good time, and so did I because of it. He is so cute.
We got back around 3:30am that night, and slept in pretty late. It felt good. When we finally got up, we went searching for a Scottish place to buys some gifts for home. It took us forever because I couldn't remember when it was. Then we couldn't find the "Drum N Monkey" (where Jordan has been wanting to eat the entire time) and when we finally did find it, there was no place to sit inside and it was jam-packed. So we tried to find somewhere else. We ended up eating at Pizza Hut. It was really good and we got a huge dessert, because that's what we do these days. Mmm, warm chocolate chip cookie dough and ice cream. It was great.
Later we went to WalkAbout with Hannah and Beth to get a few drinks before Molly Malone's again. Molly's has live music on Fridays and Saturdays so we thought we'd check it out. We got there around 10 and I thought the guy performing was awesome. It was just him and a guitar and he had a great variety of songs. Jordan had an awesome last night, I was glad he liked it. I was sad to think about him not being here. Molly's closed around 12:30 and we headed back home after stopping at McDonalds. Jordan got 3 cheeseburgers and shared some with me. They were pretty good. I set my alarm for 3:30. It was already one, annnd the clocks were changing so he was losing an hour too. We slept for an hour and half before we had to get up and catch the bus. We were almost running down there and we made it just in time. It was a quick goodbye and I only cried a little bit. It was harder then I thought it would be to see him go. I miss him already. It was a GREAT week. Can't wait to come home.