SNOW IN LONDON!!!

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OMG SNOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!
I had a really terrible dream last night where everyone was trying to kill me. When I woke up, I was really scared, and crept out of my bed very carefully... but instead of finding a murderer behind my curtains, I saw this beautiful scene of a thick, fresh layer of snow covering everything outside... and even snow actually coming down out of the sky! I was so excited that I cried a little bit. You will not understand exactly how I was feeling unless you also grew up on the coast of California, or somewhere equally temperate. I've seen snow, like, 2 or 3 times on vacations, but I've never seen it like this, and I don't think I've ever seen it snowING. So I took a bunch of pictures out the window, and then started stupidly piling on clothes so I could go take more pictures before I had to go to class.
LOOK IT'S SNOWING!!!!!!
I don't know how to dress for snow since it doesn't snow where I live, so I just put on bajillions of layers of clothes, the big coat that my mom let me borrow since I don't have warm clothes, my hat from Germany, and my rainboots (wellies, whatever). I didn't know if that was legit or not, but ran out anyway. I took pictures of EVERYTHING. It was so beautiful and I was so excited. I felt like a little kid. It was great, too, because since this was about 8:30-8:45 in the morning, hardly anyone was on campus yet, and the snow was all still fresh and un-walked upon. When I went to class I saw everyone else wearing way less clothes than me, and I felt pretty dumb. Oh well. The teacher didn't come for half an hour, so we all took off (a lot of people couldn't get to campus because of the snow), and Daniel (he's from Northern Ireland; we've been hanging out a lot lately) and I went to go run around.
LOOK IT'S ON MY WINDOW!!!!!!
We made a wimpy looking snowman with this guy Ronnie. Ha, it was great. Except then Daniel lost his camera. We don't talk about it. Anyway, we went into the forest-y bits by the lake behind campus... man, it was so pretty everywhere... walking around campus, and around Oakwood was so cool, because everyone everywhere was playing in the snow... making snowmen, having snowball fights, rolling up really huge boulders of snow... someone rolled a big ball of snow and put it in front of the stupid shuttle. Ha. Everyone told me that this kind of snow wasn't typical for London, and that it hadn't snowed like this in quite a few years. Lucky for me, I guess! Daniel and I got breakfast, and I had my first traditional English breakfast... beans, egg, "bacon" (thicker than in America, more like ham to me), chips (fries, for all you kids at home), fried toast, and some buttered bread to eat the chips with (so I was told).
OH, IT'S SOOO PRETTY!!!!!
Oh, and tea. Duh. Seriously, the most fattening thing I've seen in a long time. Lots of carbs, fried things... my brainwashed SoCal mind was telling me that this was a bad plan. But it was so tasty. And a really cool cultural thing to do. I can't say I wouldn't do it again. Anywho, we met up with some more people, and walked to Southgate, jumping around in the snow and throwing snowballs at one another the whole way. Later that night we all got pizza and hung out together. It's great being able to hang out at someone's apartment instead of in my little hole of a room. This was definitely one of the most memorable days I've had here. 
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OMG SNOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG SNOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!
LOOK ITS SNOWING!!!!!!
LOOK IT'S SNOWING!!!!!!
LOOK ITS ON MY WINDOW!!!!!!
LOOK IT'S ON MY WINDOW!!!!!!
OH, ITS SOOO PRETTY!!!!!
OH, IT'S SOOO PRETTY!!!!!
Look at my campus!!!!
Look at my campus!!!!
My feet in the snow in my silly ra…
My feet in the snow in my silly r…
ME IN THE SNOW!!!
ME IN THE SNOW!!!
What used to be the fields by my c…
What used to be the fields by my …
A pretty tree full of snow!
A pretty tree full of snow!
A bin!... With snow!!!!
A bin!... With snow!!!!
Leaves... with snow!!!
Leaves... with snow!!!
Me again... with snow!!!!!!!
Me again... with snow!!!!!!!
Some statues with snow!
Some statues with snow!
More snow on statues
More snow on statues
The view of the forest behind the …
The view of the forest behind the…
Close-up, thereof
Close-up, thereof
Behind the mansion. I like the con…
Behind the mansion. I like the co…
The snowman we made!!!!
The snowman we made!!!!
Daniel venturing through the forest
Daniel venturing through the forest
More trees with snow
More trees with snow
The lake with snow all over it!
The lake with snow all over it!
Snow snow snow snow...
Snow snow snow snow...
I love the way the snow lines thes…
I love the way the snow lines the…
Too lazy to change this... but yay…
Too lazy to change this... but ya…
The view from Daniels apartment..…
The view from Daniel's apartment.…
Walking to Southgate... in the SNO…
Walking to Southgate... in the SN…
Snowball fighting
Snowball fighting
Massive snowball attack
Massive snowball attack
Nikki and I hanging out in the snow
Nikki and I hanging out in the snow
Snowpeople! Not made by me, but co…
Snowpeople! Not made by me, but c…
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