Photos updated in Westminster, Tate Modern, and Londoning!
The past few days have been a little more ‘lax interrupted by some classes (+ the obnoxious hour commute and delays on the tube). Stephanie Guigou, one of the SND Interns from Florida is studying in Tourre, France this semester. We’ve been emailing and supposedly planning to get together tonight. Yesterday, I was talking over plans at City (my Univ) with my flat mates to do some touristy things while she was here.
Last night I was walking to get dinner with some friends and I figured I would try to text Stephanie but it failed. A block from the tube station, I look up and see her following my directions to the flat. Bewildered and surprised, we compare notes on how this happened, and broke off from the group. After dinner in SoHo, she came back to my flat to pick out some London hot spots for tomorrow. We totally geeked out and had a big design talk. It was glorious to see her, hopefully tonight will be a little more organized and equally fabulous!
However registering for our classes, offline was pure chaos. All of the students running about a large conference room getting class approvals signed, and had to make schedules match and courses transfer. I’m pretty sure there’s a Saved By the Bell episode where they choose colleges like this. WHERE IS THE INTERNET?
I am taking all Political Science classes. I guess this is good, you know, so I can graduate, and they are interesting courses from a different perspective. But there are so many fun art classes and courses offered at the London School of Fashion. It will be good for my internship though and I have a lot of resources there.
Monday: Class from 11am to 5pm
Tuesday: Internship 9:30 to 5:30
Wednesday: Internship 9:30 to 5:30, Class 6pm to 9pm
Thursday: Internship 9:30 to 5:30
After registration a few of us wandered to a small gallery where Banksy, Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz), and Standley Donwood (Radiohead, Hail to the Theif art) has been featured.
Today was the opening day for Ben Turnbull’s U.S. vs Them exhibition. I found some of the pieces very compelling and all terribly anti-American. Politically, it has been very inspiring to be an American the past few weeks. I was prepared for negative and/or hostile attitudes to the Americans. But even aside from Bush, the War on Terror, Iraq I am finding that the perspective is hugely shaped by television and loud American foreigners on the Tube.
For some, there is a genuine perception that our families are like the Simpsons, the teens behave like the characters from the O.C., and the moms like on Desperate Housewives. How awful.