Preparing for my trip
I've made a preliminary list, of course, but I'm getting that creeping fear that I'm going to forget something. There I'll be in the middle of the trip with my laptop and my curling iron and my passport... and some crucial thing will be missing. Note to self: remember the digital camera
At this point, it's a little surreal as I'm telling people. "Yes, well, I'm taking a short trip to England, actually." The idea of going somewhere with complete strangers, where I know no one and am completely unfamiliar with the surroundings frightens me to my coward's core. And, yes, I really am a coward at heart.
The listserve for the program is starting to get lively now that we only have a week and one day until the first day of the program. Despite my girlish desire to look like the epitome of elegance in the city of Oxford (which is renowed for its preppy and snobby co-ed's), we have been encouraged to stay casual. I will
pack sensible shoes and frumpy/warm sweaters, but I'll be pouting while I do so. It wouldn't hurt, I think, to throw in a cute outfit or two as well.
San Diego is having some strange weather due to the Santa Ana winds, but we are being told that England is unpredictable in its weather. Born and bred in southern California, it will be a new experience to have to "bundle up" in the middle of May!
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