The Land of Scots!
07.03.2008 - 09.03.2008
I arrived after having lots of trouble with the pay phones and finally found Kelli
We headed to her place where we decided what to do.
We ended up going to the arches to have dinner and see a play (about an irish family)
Then we went out to the Art School with Kelli and a bunch of her friends
We went to Kelli's uni. I got to see her amazing designs and all the hard work she is putting in there, its very impressive. In the afternoon we went to the go to modern museum of art in glascow, then we wandered around the city
I went to primarck for shopping. Then we went to Gregg's for lunch where I tried potato scones and a pasty (just like in harry potter, how exciting!) In the evening we went to go see contemporary theatre- it was weird. Then after that we watched Project Runway on youtube.
On saturday: we went to Edinburough by bus. we saw lots of sheep on the way. Kelli's friend Lauren from glascow gave us the most amazing tour of the city by car (which was good because it was pouring rain). We saw many scots in kilts due to a rugby match between england and scotland. One of my favorite parts of glascow was Arthur's seat. But it was pouring rain so I did not get to go and ramble on the green hills. Then we went and visited Edinburough castle, which was so neat. We got to learn all about the legend of arthur. We saw a large canon being fired at 1 pm. There was also a cool presentation from man in kilt on weaponry and soldiers. We had tea and tried scones to warm up because we had gotten soaked to the bone. Then we drove to the seaside at a place called two bridges, where two bridges met. I met marina for dinner at an italian place and then went to go see a ballet of A Midsummer Night's at the festival theatre, which was amazing. It was not set in the traditional place, but rather in a ballet school, on a train and then in an eye (to represent a dream state). It was very well done.
On sunday I had to leave fairly early, but before I left I the very scottish breakfast : bacon in a roll. From the airport I went directly to COGE (chorale) practice
things I learned in scotland:
you say uni instead of university
you don't say pants, but trousers. Pants mean underwear and that can cause a fair am
ount of confusion and embarassment (example: its been raining (or pissing rain). you say (without thinking of course that you are in scotland) "my pants are wet" then you realize what it means to the scots)
wee is a great word, it means small
you say half three or half 12 when in america you would say, it's three thirty
or 12 thirty
you say cheers for thanks
and the scots are some of the nicest people i have ever met
kelli and beautiful blue windows at the GoMA
kelli and kilts!
lauren and kelli!
kelli sized door
the two bridges
me in a telephone booth
the firing of the gun
the ballet we saw! it was wonderful!!! best ive seen in a long time!