party, party, sightsee, party (and 5 hours of sleep)

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this past week i didn't do a whole lot of sleeping-fun i took care of though. thursday was a good ol fashion pajama party upstairs, spiced up with a few liters of Strongbow cider and a few games of King's Cup. friday we went to the Zoo...and no, there were no animals, unless you count the men inside-it was this pretty cool club with really good music and a nice dancefloor, then it was off to Portobello Markets in Notting Hill, which, by the way, are SO cool...it's this big outdoor market with old antiques, clothes, random stuff, and fresh food and produce, complete with thousands of people, making it a bit hard to walk, and really easy to lose people. i can't tell you how stoked we were to find 5 avocados for only 1 quid (aka pound) to make guacamole with-everyone seems to be missing Mexican food out here (that and In N Out...mmmm).we ended up going there the next day too, this time with my camera. i got some pretty cool shots until this man yelled at me for taking a picture, screaming i had no right to take pictures where people work and to delete it right away. i say he has no right to be that angry, but whatever.

that night, along with the next, came a trip to the Rocket, a bar for students mainly, with loads of Americans. i still managed to meet a pretty cool English boy with an odd resemblence to someone who could be Harry Potter's cousin that night, then spent the next in the same bar for what else but kareoke night! fantastic entertainment, especially the old asian man who danced while he sang, as if he was in a musical theater show. to complete 6 nights in a row of going out, a bunch of us had a surprise birthday party for brett, then off to G-A-Y, which, as i'm sure you can guess, is a gay club. it was fun but it took all i had to stay awake and keep dancing, running on about 4 hours of sleep.

this week i also made a little trip to the Tate Modern art gallery, which is housed in this old power mill. there was crazy/cool art in there, one of the most intriguing and perplexing being a video of this small boy in the middle east, standing in the center of the ruins of an old mosque, just circling around and looking at the sky-i think it was supposed to symbolize how these people are trapped in their grim past, but still hold on to religion and tradition while trying to look up for hope. we also went to one of London's caribbean enclaves where we tried some pretty good Cuban food. i got a few hours of sleep, then it was off to Dublin...
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