Sunday, April 29, 2012

Taking the Plunge

The hot water still isn't I took a cold shower wasn't as bad as it could have been, at least its not winter outside, but it was still pretty cold. But I did it. I 'took the plunge' and got clean, and after all, there are worse things in life than cold showers.

Friday night I went with a few fellow Barlow-ites to walk around Georgetown. It was beautiful, and I found myself thinking, "Yep, I could live here". We got cupcakes at one of the several cupcake shops on M Street, The one we went to was called "Sprinkles" I got a red velvet cupcake (as any true southerner would) and it was delicious.
I loved being able to walk around Georgetown, it reminded me of parts of Portugal (and yes  I will compare everything to Portugal, its the only other big city experience I have :] ) The streets of Georgetown are lined with all sorts of shops and restaurants, some I've only heard about!

It is really cool that we can walk here from the Barlow Center. Its literally a 5 minute walk to the start of Georgetown from the front door of the Barlow Center. One of the shops was a little market, it was exorbitantly priced, but cool to look at. There was an entire display filled with cheese...yum!
Behold: The Power of Cheese
Saturday I was very busy orienting all the students who arrived at the Barlow Center. There are 4 floors to the Barlow Center. the first has offices, and a big meeting room. Most of the second floor is occupied by the Church's Public Affairs Department, but we also have a library there for us. The third floor is the Men's floor, and the Fourth is the Women's. We also have a basement, with big couches, a big screen TV, air hockey table, table tennis (I can't remember the other name for that) and a pool table. Its really rather nice. Its different because I never had a 'dorm' experience, and am now thrust into that environment.
I was up until 1:30 am Saturday night because that was when the last student arrived. It was fine, but I was really tired. I got away briefly for dinner with some of the Barlow-ites and we went to Bobby Flay's burger restaurant. It was delicious. I have always wanted to go to one of his restaurants, so I was really excited that I've now made that happen.

Today we went to Church. We took a bus, and it took about a half an hour to get there (45 mins back). Church was nice, it was weird being in a new ward again, since I've been in the same ward at BYU for the past 2 years. I think it will be fun, I just have to meet people and make new friends. (Not the easiest thing ever, but c'est la vie) After church I took a well-deserved nap, and then my new roommate came. She's really nice, and her name is Elizabeth.

After I showed Elizabeth around I went to my cousin Melanie's house for dinner. It was fun hanging out with her again. Tomorrow we have an orientation meeting for the Washington Seminar, and then on Tuesday I start my Internship (eek!)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds fun Lela! Also, you are hilarious. :) that is all. And your photograph of you and your friends is super cute. Love ya!