“Burglars keep dog quiet by feeding it pet rabbit”
Also, I still think Turf is overrated. King’s Arms, Far from the Madding Crowd, Cape of Good Hope and White Rabbit 4 lyfe.
Things I learned this evening: not everything I love about Oxford is over. I am leaving again tomorrow morning but it was nice to realize that these experiences are not static and finite. I had a great conversation with Vivian and Robert at the King’s Arms and as much as it made me miss all my real friends from last quarter, I realized as long as I am sociable and confident I can have similar experiences with different people in different places. This seems cheesy but I hope this is an inspiring note for the rest of the summer.
Today was a day of lasts. Tomorrow is a day of firsts.
This reminds me of a quote Laura sent me and said I should live up to. I thought it really resonated in the way I think about life and traveling but I also thought it was pretty corny and belonged on a pinterest-type site (just like what I said above belongs on an embroidered throw pillow).
“I want to live like I travel, not wait until I travel to live.”
I am upstairs at Turl Street Kitchen – a new adventure!
I went to tea at Vaults and Gardens with Andrea this morning which was nice and other than that I have been having a pretty lazy Oxford Monday.
Who wouldn’t go to church when you get to go here? I went to Christ Church’s evensong and it was packed with tourists. I much prefer Magdalen’s and Brasenose’s because they are more intimate and less pretentious. But Christ Church is just so beautiful. I also got to pretend I was more local and aware than the other tourists which was nice. I really seem to have a complex about that…
A drunk man in Christ Church Meadow just asked me where I was form. I said California. He said, ‘oh your English is quite good.’ I think this was his attempt to flirt with me. Banana mouth. I got up and ran away.
*Note: I was sitting outside in the grass of Christ Church Meadow when this happened. It was unfathomable to me in winter that I would ever be able to sit outside.