Written Words – Period Drama

September 30, 2008

Learn something new everyday. I was hunkered down in the JCR (Junior Common Room) a couple of nights ago writing a little bit on the laptop and watching some ‘Boys-‘Skins action when a nice young British girl walked in. Since my work and the (American) football game seemed to have a zero-sum relationship, I offered the clicker to her. 

We proceeded to watch what she called a “period drama.” It was sort of a historical drama based on an old Thomas Hardy book from what I could gather. Plot line ran something like this: girl, sexual abuse, child, death of child, (different) guy she loves goes to Brazil, old guy shows back up, some random person knows everything and tortures/blackmails her about it. 

Needless to say, I was a little pleased when we got back to good ‘ole football, despite the honest questioning by said British girl about why they wear “such tight trousers.” 

Come to think of it, I’m not entirely sure why football players do…

To sum up, let’s just say that Period Dramas almost made me yearn for the OC. Almost.


Written Words – So This is Oxford

September 29, 2008

Beautiful Mind in the common room with a bunch of DPhil economists. Complaints about Princeton not having original architecture while sipping wine and eating chocolate. 

It’s going to be an interesting couple of years…


Found Words – Bad Sign

September 29, 2008

“She’s well-meaning, but crazy as a box of frogs.”


Written Words – Movement

September 28, 2008

Sometimes you run ahead, excited at the feel of your feet on the pavement and the wind in your hair. And sometimes it’s all you can do to just keep walking instead of turning around and heading for home.


Written Words – More English

September 28, 2008

“Paper” = exam (good to know)

“Chatting someone up” = flirting with someone


Found Wods – Vegas

September 28, 2008

Blackjack baby!

(10 minutes later)

This dealer sucks.


Written Words – English SAT

September 28, 2008

Dollar::Buck as Pound:: ????

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