RIVERBOAT DISCO!

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Nathan (the only male on our whole floor), Nikki, and Amanda on the bus. Nathan is from Chicago, and Nikki and Amanda both go to Chapman. Nikki is a drama major too. And Amanda is the best dancer.
Yet another not-very-awesome daytime recovered by an exciting evening. This was our last planned event by the Middlesex orientation people for the international students, and so we were all pretty excited, yet befuddled at the possibilities the name of the event implied. Disco? On a boat? Should we worry about being sea sick? Or cold? Or under-dressed? We decided to get dressed up anyway, and scambled onto the bus at 6:00 (18:00... still not used to military time). We all started losing energy on the long bus ride over to the Thames, but when we reached our destination, we found ourselves boarding a medium-sized three level boat right under the Tower Bridge. It was FANTASTIC. Once the boat took off down the river, we went to explore.
Yvette and Cate.Cate is fabulous.
The boat had a lot of space on the top to see the lit up buildings we passed by along the river, which was really nice to sit and watch when we first got there. Very romantic. Then everyone else went and got drunk while I waited outside and I met two people from Norway. They had very thick accents, and did a very interesting impression of an American... Anyway, a few girls and myself decided to go dance downstairs, and shortly after, clumps of people came to join us. I realized that one thing that most definitely joins people together from all arcoss the world, is American pop music. Everyone  (albeit some need more to drink first than others) wants to dance to it, and everyone knows the words. So, we all spent most of the time on the boat being completely ridiculous, and dancing like crazy, and looking out the windows every now and then to exclaim, "Dude! We're dancing on a BOAT! In LONDON!" Ok, so maybe that was mostly me.
Me and Janette. She also goes to Chapman, and is a drama major.
.. Or always me... Just as my feet were about to abandon my legs out of anguish, the boat returned to the bridge and we walked back to the coach ("coach" means "bus" in Britain-land. I'm learning!). Well, I didn't walk back, because I was physically unable, so Nathan carried me. Then I sat up in the front of the bus on the way back with my friend Jen, who wasn't feeling well, and I got a chance to sit quietly and watch the tour of the city at night as we traveled back. Then I went back to the dorms, ate pasta with some of the girls, told stories, and went to bed. It was a fantastic evening, and I didn't even have to see anyone throw up on the boat! 
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Nathan (the only male on our whole…
Nathan (the only male on our whol…
Yvette and Cate.Cate is fabulous.
Yvette and Cate.Cate is fabulous.
Me and Janette. She also goes to C…
Me and Janette. She also goes to …
Walking to the boat, London Tower …
Walking to the boat, London Tower…
First view from the boat.
First view from the boat.
Mikki, Amanda, Nathan, Elysse, and…
Mikki, Amanda, Nathan, Elysse, an…
Nathan and I on top of the boat, w…
Nathan and I on top of the boat, …
Me, Sarah (directing major, very m…
Me, Sarah (directing major, very …
Stephanie and I on the dance floor…
Stephanie and I on the dance floo…
You could see everyone dancing fro…
You could see everyone dancing fr…
Amanda and her amazing dance moves.
Amanda and her amazing dance moves.
Nathan and I jamming to something …
Nathan and I jamming to something…
More pictures form the hole in the…
More pictures form the hole in th…
Cate, Sarah, Amanda, and myself.
Cate, Sarah, Amanda, and myself.
More pictures from the floor above.
More pictures from the floor above.
This picture would be stupendous i…
This picture would be stupendous …
Wow, I obviously I thought I was r…
Wow, I obviously I thought I was …
I am starting to get very, very sw…
I am starting to get very, very s…
Ok, I am apparenly very hot becaus…
Ok, I am apparenly very hot becau…
Nathan carrying me and my poor fee…
Nathan carrying me and my poor fe…
This is my attempt to take a pictu…
This is my attempt to take a pict…
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