Besides giving my bed a super awesome make-over, I also walked all over London today. First, I walked down to the Mayfair area where a friend named Claire works. I met her in the states through our mutual friend Bre when she was there on holiday, and now that I’m in her town we’ve been communicating on facebook and we finally met up for coffee! For some reason I’m just really against taking the tube unless I absolutely have to (ie the place is REALLY far away, or it is monsoon raining). It’s just so tedious to push through the people and get down the stairs and wait for the tube and then stand there packed like sardines in the hot, hot tube and then come out the other side battling through people again and realize I just spent 3 U.S. dollars on that painful experience. So anyway, that’s my long way of saying that I often will walk places that most people would take the tube to… including today when I walked from Bayswater to Greenpark. Bayswater is a little north and to the west side of Hyde Park and the place I went to meet Claire is to the south east a little bit from Hyde Park and Hyde Park is a biiig park. I’m pretty sure it’s about a 3 mile walk. I swore to myself I’d catch the train back but instead walked all the way back. Except when I reached the middle of Hyde Park I texted Krissi and it turned out she was walking through the park too, so we met up and walked to the High Street shopping area (which is past the south west corner of Hyde Park). By the time we were done shopping (I just bought the new pillow and new duvet and she bought a lamp and some groceries) I gave in to my distaste for the underground and we caught it back to Bayswater (after stopping by the Leonidas in the High Street Ken stop to pick up some champagne truffles… mmmmmmm!). All in all, I’m pretty sure I walked about 8 miles today. EIGHT MILES. I’m pretty sure it was rare for me to every walk more than like 8 blocks in L.A. Haha.
I took several pictures on my walk, and here are just a few:
The Looneys and I have kind of created a Wednesday tradition where I hang out with Krissi while Adam is in class, and then we all have dinner together. I like our Wednesday tradition, except for the part that I don’t get home until after 10, and then I chat for awhile with Holly (my roomate) and then I try to get online and check everything since I won’t have been online all day, and then all of a sudden it’s 12:15am (like right now) and I still need to do reading for classes in the morning! Luckily all I have left is community property this time, and technically I can save that for the lunch break tomorrow so I will be going to snooze land very quickly.
Oh, and to conclude this post, I received the most amazing facebook message from a completely random man from Egypt today:
“you will not believe me , but what i can only see is your face , i don’t know if you are tall or short , thin or fat , but i feel very comfortable to look at your face , not because you are the most beautiful on earth , but also i feel innocent , in your personality through your face , also how sensitive you are , and how intelligent your mind is , also what is very obvious that you are from a respected family and well raised , and only the luckiest man in this world would have you. i am not saying that i am your match Michelle , no guy can be , but you are my dream , people dream to gain millions , to buy houses , to be famous , to get everything they want , but i have one only dream , you Michelle , and i am not crazy or obsessed , i am respected man , weel raised also , but if i got accepted by you , i will feel that i am the best human on earth , and i will never ever let you down.”
That settles it boys and girls! I’m moving to Egypt! …I kid, I kid.
By the way, for those of you not on facebook, all this guy can see about me is my name, my network (los angeles) and a thumbnail of my profile picture (the telling face he speaks about):