22 September 2006

It's a boy!

We have a full house now! Yesterday a woman arrived from South Africa. And... gasp... a man from Norway. Haven't seen the guy yet but, as mom said, he's either died and gone to heaven or died and gone to hell.

Yesterday was our Orientation. Learned many new things... such as Scotland only has sun from 10 am to 3 pm during the winter. Yikes!

Been doing lots of shopping. The ladies have been contributing tons of stuff to the kitchen and to apartment life in general. I'm getting along very well with everyone. Soon this place will feel like home away from home.

Glasgow has no J-walking laws. But it is really worth your life to attempt to cross the street without a signal. Also, if you aren't careful walking down the side-walk, it is not beyond the realm of possibility to get wanged in the head with a bus side-mirror. Didn't happen to me yet... but did come close. Last year I was told a girl had her arm broken by one. You can also cross diagonally across the intersection on a walk signal... I'm not sure if that's official... but it certainly happens.

Oh, and I've been suffering from a bit of congestion and soreness in my throat. Not sure if it is environmental or a cold. But I've been popping Vitamin C and Zinc. It's school, so I'm bound to catch a bug eventually.

**UPDATE: Turns out the Norwiegan guy wound up in our flat by mistake. He was actually supposed to be in the next block over. Anyway, the room still stands empty.

2 comments:

Aaron said...

Sounds like a good mix actually, if there were more dudes it would probably suck for you way more. It will be interesting to see how this guy will fit in.

There are laws for crossing the street with the signals? I thought they were just there as a suggestion.

Julie said...

Hey Erin - If the forensic stint fails, you've got a wonderful career ahead as a photo journalist !!!!! Terrific stuff.
Know what you mean about the throat thingy - happens to me every time we visit "over 'ome". Take care, stay warm.