2. The next day
Don't get used to blog posts this often. Trust me I'll start slacking soon enough.
Here's what I did today.
- Miranda and I met with Dr. Helen Brocklehurst (rather fun to say aloud) about our internships. I start tomorrow so be on your toes for how that goes. It is at the South Wales Evening Post.
- Then we went to go find where we were interning. This took several hours because we kind of suck at getting places still. Miranda will be interning at the Minority Ethnic Women's Network.
- Then we bought food (and toilet paper).
- Checked out the pool and gym which unsurprisingly are also expensive.
Here's what I learned today.
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- Wales is expensive. I bought a bus pass today for $474.95 USD
- I understand the phrase "it's bigger in America." The cars are small here. The lanes are small. The people are small. I saw a container of yogurt that could possible all fit on one spoon, and without a doubt could be finished in its entirety in 2 spoonfuls. However their hearts are big. :) The general population is much nicer than the American population. I'm pretty sure every single person thanked the bus driver when they got off the bus for instance. From Americans to Waliens is like going from a 1.2 to 1.4 on the Richter scale of niceness. We're jerks to each other.
- Dad was right about toilet paper. There wasn't any. I actually learned that yesterday. Good thing he made me bring some. Thanks Dad.
- Today's currency exchange rate was 1 pound = 1.61 USD. All those in America, please tell the dollar to get its act together. Imagine "61% on!" signs on everything.
- Last year Wales had it wettest year in the last 300 years so that's exciting.
- Wales used to officially be the wettest place on earth until Greenland recently took that title away and gave it to itself.
- Cranberry turkey sandwiches need more cranberry.
- I like bullet pointing things.
- How traffic is separated. I have seen a dashed white line separating the same direction of traffic and a dashed white line separating opposing directions of traffic.
- All light switches are upside down. You flip it down to turn on the lights.
- The color of the lines on the road are switched. White lines divide lanes, and yellow lines mark the edge of the road.
- I was the one who killed your cat.
- That last one's not true.