Monday, March 29, 2010

Off To Jolly Old England

Ok Internet...I'm mere hours away from flying off to England!!! I cannot wait! I've been going over my packed things again and again tonight making sure that I have everything. Our flight leaves from Newport News at about 3pm tomorrow and we fly up to Philadelphia where we are on about a 5.5 to 6 hour layover. We might get to go out and explore the city a little. I'm hoping to get to go to my favorite cheesesteak place in Liberty Square at the Bourse. Stay tuned for pictures because I will put some up every night if I can! Our flight from Philadelphia to London leaves around 10pm I think and we will be getting to London at about 4:30 our time, around 9:30 in London. Right after we get there we will drive to Oxford to take a tour of Christ Church so we can hang around with Elizabeth and Mom. Also, scenes from several of the Harry Potter movies were filmed in Christ Church! How exciting!!! I'm hoping to be able to tour the Cotswolds, which is what my mom and Mrs. Fletcher did today. They had a personal tour guide named Ginny. They saw all these old buildings with thatched roofs and walked around in the countryside. I am so excited but nervous too because I have never gone out of the country before. Oh well. I'm going to leave you at this. I will attempt to post something whilst in England but I cannot guarantee anything. I will most likely be either sleeping or out somewhere at all hours of the day AND night. Anyways...GOODNIGHT!!!!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Blah Blah Blah

I wanted to start out with stating how stupid KE$HA's song, Blah Blah Blah is. Here, take a look for yourself:

Ok, well I am reaching that point where I am really missing my sister. It's about 11 days until my dad, Rachel & I leave for England. I think the first thing that I do when I see her is run up to her and hug her for about 5 minutes! I don't know what I am going to do when Rachel leaves this fall. It's going to be very strange with just my parents and I alone in the house. Just 2 months 'til she graduates. *sigh*

Well, I am beginning my Junior research paper and I think I have chosen a very interesting topic: the 9/11 conspiracy theories. I think I will end up trying to prove that the evidence is too overwhelming to even think that our government was involved or that missiles hit the towers and the Pentagon. I am currently reading a book called Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up To The Facts, which was put out by the magazine, Popular Mechanics. It pretty much goes through every mainstream theory and gives evidence against it and explains why it is not true. I admit before I started reading it I was convinced that it wasn't a plane that hit the Pentagon and that it was explosives along with the planes hitting the towers that caused the collapses. Although now I have heard both sides of the story and I choose to believe the anti-conspiracy story. The paper is going to be due around the end of April which will be adding to my already piled up stress this year (although I know it's not as great as college kids...especially Elizabeth).

It will be nice to be able to take a break for a little more than a week. We are leaving in about 11 days to fly over to England. We are flying out of Newport News up to Philadelphia. Later that night we are taking an overnight flight to Heathrow. We will then probably be picked up by my mom who will have been there for about a week already and we will drive for about an hour to some military base where we are staying in a TLF sort of house called "The Sterling House". We get 3 days to explore London which I am looking foward to doing. I really want to go to Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum so I can take pictures next to all these famous people and make people back here jealous =D. I'm not sure what we are going to do after those 3 days. Oh well, at least I know we will all have a lot of fun.

Farewell Internet until next time. Off I go again to Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family.