Apparently, the English love to talk about American politics. Honestly, most of the locals I’ve met are following the U.S. primaries closer than I am. The other day several English guys at a University of London student union were really pressing me to talk about U.S. politics. They all were in love with Barack Obama, and kept asking me, “You aren’t a Hillary supporter, are you?” (They tended to ignore the Republican side of the race; most of these guys seemed to think the election was between Barack and Hillary). I really didn't want to talk about politics at the time, but they were very insistent. I was impressed with their desire to learn more, but I wasn’t really in the mood.
So instead I decided to go see London Bridge at night with Barrett, Lauren, and Polly. It was nice, but the evening concluded with a long, cold ride home on the night bus.
One of my favorite pastimes continues to be watching football (soccer) and rugby games at the pub. It’s a great way to make friends, unless everyone there happens to be rooting for the other team.
The London Bridge at night is a real feast for the eyes if you enjoy illuminated bridges!
My parents and my little brother came for a short visit this week, and my whole family got into a rugby game together, even though we could only piece together about half the rules. It felt good to show my family around, to be the local for once (if you can call it that). I know my way around central London relatively well now, and I was glad that I could show off to my parents.
I’ll be going to Ireland for spring break, and my girlfriend is flying over as well. I'm definitely looking forward to both.