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.

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