Monday, February 4, 2013

I'm All A Twitter!

And not necessarily about a girl, like the song suggests


I know that might seem kind of random, but I was thinking of a post title and then I came up with "I'm All A Twitter!" I then felt compelled to Google search it and found this adorable song. So I felt like sharing. As that's what this is going to be about: sharing. Mainly about my oncoming trip to -insert drumroll here- LONDON!!! I'm so excited!

Anyways, so my friend was going before me and had a great idea to make a blog about her experiences so I figured, why not? I'm not stealing, as she's mainly just going to post when we get there it seems. I would like to use this as an opportunity to keep track of where I would possibly like to go and all the information that comes with it! I've been so frantic looking up all the things I want to see and then I'll look them up and forget about them. I end up saying, "No Patricia, you'll do this same Google search again in a few days and you can write it down then!" But I highly doubt that will ever happen as I am a procrastinator extraordinaire.

So my story begins as such: I'm a student at a random school that shall not be named (kinda like Voldemort, but more secretive) and I'm in my second semester of my Spanish class. Our teacher, an adorable woman I shall refer to as Senora, started talking up the program to Spain. Senora said that it would cover my remaining two credits of Spanish I still had to take, and I'd get to be in Spain! With an argument like that, how could I refuse?

I decide to look into it more, and find out that my other friend is going to London instead. Then after that, I look into both programs. For a while I was conflicted, because I would've really liked to get those Spanish credits out of the way, but on the other hand I'd always wanted to go to London. And I wasn't going to be able to do both. There was no way I could ever dream of affording that!

In the end I chose London. Spain was out for a few reasons, including the fact I can barely speak Spanish in my class and the fact I'd be living with a host family and being continuously surrounded by the language was a scary thought. I figured if I was going to leave the country I should not feel like I'd end up in tears after the first day of being exposed in a high dosage to my language. (This is funny, because I am Hispanic but my parents never bothered to teach me Spanish. Thanks parental units. Thanks.)

That's my story! I still need to turn in my forms but once that's done I can start doing official like things like getting a passport and international student id. But those are the boring bits that I will take care of this month. The exciting bits are going to be discovering where I want to go!

These are the top 5 places that I know without a doubt I would like to see in my time in Europe:

1. The Doctor Who Experience: If you haven't been able to tell by the title of this blog, I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan. Even the knowledge that I'm going to be in London where these people have been makes me so very very excited! Going to this, for me personally, is a definite must! And I mean it's Cardiff! All kinds of things can happen in Cardiff!

2. Highclere Castle: Next up on the list is Downton Abbey! How could I not?! Getting tickets is going to be a challenge, I can already feel it. But I want to be there so bad I can hardly stand it! My boyfriend says I have to bring him back a handful of gravel from the entry way. To that I say, "Challenge accepted."

3. The Eiffel Tower: There's a mini-break built into our schedule where we can go anywhere! Paris is on the agenda. I've always wanted to go the Paris ever since I watched and rewatched Anastasia as a child. It's also been backed up by my recent viewing of Funny Face. So I'm hoping this part of the trip goes as such:

4. The Moulin Rouge: While we're on Paris, I would like to see this place. I least get a picture in front of it! It's so cool! I probably wouldn't be able to pay to see the show, and I'm certain it would make my two companions slightly uncomfortable from the preview! But boy would it be cool! A picture in front of it is all I ask though. I don't think that's asking too much at all, do you?

5. Platform 9 3/4: Another picture perfect spot. Right in King's Cross Station. You'll for sure be seeing me here! I's Platform 9 3/ could I not?!

I feel like I've rambled on a bit for a first post, but I'm so excited! I can't wait to go! Though I do wish teleportation was a viable option, but alas, a plane will have to be my mode of travel. 

Thanks for listening!



  1. Idea thief!! Haha, I think I am going to post more stuff before we get there, but who knows...I kind of like watching my hits increase :)

    1. Haha it's fun! And slightly addicting. I spent way too long editing it to make it look pretty...
      Besides, it's not so much stealing as it is inspiration. Yeah...let's go with inspiration...

    2. I totes forgot about Anastasia, so now I definitely want to go to Paris! And I'll go to Moulin Rouge with you, but from your description, don't think I'll be seeing the show!