hi y’all! i might be officially the worst blogger ever. i’m sorry about that. i promise to be better. or at least try to be better, who knows what will come up. i’m hopefully going to be writing for a website soon (more details when i know them) so y’all can just read that when it gets started.
anyways! new year! new term! new clothes! new CROCKPOT! woo! and a french press that my wonderful dad bought me while they were over visiting. french presses are really hard to use btw. well, really hard to use well. i have been drinking a LOT of coffee flavored (flavoured?) water lately, but it’s cool. i still like it. and we bought some coffee beans and aidan should be getting a grinder today so we can make it properly. oh aye.
and i’m not sure what to make as my first crockpot meal in this brand new, beautiful crockpot. i don’t want to just make any old thing off pinterest since like half the time those are really gross. i’m thinking pot roast/beef stew. but idk. let me know any suggestions!
in other news, classes have started up, really enjoying them. i decided to take playwriting 2 instead of the work placement because i get to work one on one with a playwright (douglas maxwell, he’s amazing. nicest guy ever.) and at the end of the term we have to have written a full length play, which will then have a staged reading at the tron this summer! it will probs just be like a 15 minute excerpt but its with professional actors and director so thats pretty sweet. my other classes are cool too, one of them is basically dramaturgy for devised theater, so right up my alley, and the other is shakespeare adaptations, so also right up my alley. i’m trying to finish up my scoping document for my dissertation, which i’m sure i’ll write all about later. right now i’m kind of frustrated with it.
it was really wonderful having my family come visit for christmas and new years (hogmanay). i got to show them glasgow and we visited edinburgh and mull, both of which were super fun. took them to a panto and a ceilidh and everyone had a great time. plus aidan’s family and my family got along really well so that certainly makes my life easier! :) it was a fabulous trip and i miss them a ton but luckily for me i am going home in march for kiki’s wedding!! i’m so excited! i’ve been planning out the most efficient ways for me to get through the airport haha. glorious.
i saw The Maids last night at the citizens. it was really good. really weird, but i expected that. i’ll need to keep stewing on it to formulate official opinions, but i did enjoy it a lot. so that’s a start!
and that’s pretty much it. nothing really too exciting going on with me. just happy to be here, and planning to stay as long as i can. worried about getting another visa, but i am confident it will all work out.
love you lots! i’ll try to do better keeping up with this thing. :)