Where to begin? Well, the presentations weren't that interesting; I'm just glad they're over. And the trip to Nottingham turned out to be a college tour, like we were high schoolers...so that was mediocre. But at least now I can say I've been to Nottingham. And it was entertaining to watch the UE students marvel over such a large university. Granted, it was even bigger than WKU, too, but UE is the smallest thing imaginable, so they were thrilled.
Lincoln and the Portuguese food go hand in hand, seeing as Elizabeth, Heather, Jordan, and I took a day trip to Lincoln to visit our British friends and eat at Nando's. I had a chicken fillet burger with lettuce, medium-spicy sauce, cheese, and PINEAPPLE! It was ridiculously delicious! And I have BRITISH FRIENDS!
Now, have I covered everything going on in my life? See, I don't remember, because I hit my head on a tree. Just kidding. I do remember, but I really did hit my head on a tree while climbing out of it. It was such a nice tree, until it bopped me right on top of the head. Which, you know, it's funny, because afterward it only hurt on the right side of my head. And it wasn't like it hurt, just felt kind of pressure-y. And it still does a little, but not as much as before. But of course, I've been convinced I'm going to keel over and die. And thinking about it makes it worse, of course. Aside from the slight weird feeling in my head, I exhibited no symptoms of a concussion, and every time I've gone to sleep so far I've woken up. So I'm pretty sure I'm fine, but you know how I am... hypochondriac and all. It was funny because I sustained said head injury the day before my group presentation in environmental science and I told my group, "Good luck on the project, in case I don't wake up tomorrow." Fortunately for us all, I was there to give the presentation. AND it was about water testing! Whee! Oh, and some swans nearly attacked us when we went to collect the sample water to test.
Now, on to the broader scope of things. I'm not very in-the-know about current events. I never watch the news over here. I don't read the paper. And I don't even know where to begin with news on the internet. But I do know about this: http://kony2012.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/
Basically, in Africa children and young adults are being abducted, abused, and forced to become soldiers. Forced to kill without reason. They don't want to do it, and they shouldn't have to. At the forefront of these atrocities is a man named Joseph Kony. The organization Invisible Children is out to make sure he is stopped. Since the 30-minute video started circulating around the internet this week, there have been many conflicting opinions about the Kony 2012 movement. Some say the campaign to make Kony well-known so the atrocities do not continue is a great idea. Some say Invisible Children is going about it all wrong. There are disputes about facts and figures, about Kony's exact location, and about what the American government can/will do. But come on, you bunch of cynics! Don't throw up your hands and say "why bother?" At least someone is trying to do something about it. And that's all I have to say about that. What do you guys think? Leave your opinion in the comments below!
Also, the sun is exploding. It just is. The end.
Just kidding! But in honor of freaking people out, 2012 comes complete with solar flares!
P.S. The Mayans didn't account for leap years, so the world has already ended according to their calendar. Think about that!