Saturday, February 9, 2008

London Calling

Two weeks ago at my first class of the new semester, each of us had to say one interesting thing about ourselves. Now, I'd like to think I'm an interesting person, but under pressure I couldn't think of anything to say other than that my preferred highlighter color is orange or that I like to sit within the first ten rows at the movies.

It made me think of those painfully, but always endearing, interviews that Alex Trebek gives during Jeopardy! Whenever I hear another story about how a contestant's dog does yoga with her or that another contestant was named after a labor strike (these are true stories), I always think, "Is that the most interesting story of themselves that they could think to share on national television? Really?"

I ended up telling the class that I'm going to London this summer! It's high time I made it back over to Europe. I'm leaving for a week, end of June, and I simply cannot wait! The thing I'm most looking forward to? Seeing the Elgin Marbles at the British Museum. I get "emotional" just thinking about it!

So, you have two minutes to tell me an interesting thing about yourself that I don't know. Leave a comment!


Julie Hibbard said...

I have that picture hanging in my house! I LOVE London and love that you travel so much!
You will have a tough time keeping track of the Angels while you're gone. For some reason, they don't cover baseball in London!!
Love you!

kyle. said...

two suggestions:
1. steal something from an important but obscure historical figure.
2. find something unique/interesting about yourself and tattoo it to your hand so you'll always have it at hand... pun intended.

Mary said...

I went to Europe a few summers ago, and was in the airport at London, suppose to be flying home on one of the planes that was targeted in the bomb attacks at Heathrow Airport... Flew home with a fighter jet escort and only 100 or less people on our plane.... and then was on the national news and in 4 different newspapers! Oh... it was a school trip with my sister! haha! Talk about an adventure!