I went to Glasgow on Thursday with some people from my home University. It was cool, but it lacked the weird-yet-awesome old fashioned aesthetic of the buildings in Edinburgh. Mostly it was stores. Like blocks and blocks shops that basically felt like a giant outdoor mall, surrounded by several indoor malls.
There were quite a few museums, but we only ended up going to one of them, St. Mungo's Museum of Religious and Spiritual Life. It was a cool place--they had a bunch of religious artifacts from all around the globe and an explanation of the key facets of the belief systems of each religion. Also there was a giant dancing Shiva statue, which was pretty awesome. Also, it was called St. Mungo's which made me giggle like the Harry Potter dork that I am.
We also went to the aptly named "Glasgow Cathedral," which was cool looking, but pretty much exactly what you would expect. (SEE HOW JADED I AM?) Rossyln Chapel was by far more awesome. (I will post about that eventually, I swear.)
Also the very small group managed to have mini-drama when one of the girls had an ear infection and couldn't hear all that well, and two of the other people in the group took the opportunity to give her as much of a hard time as possible, and then everyone had a fit of passive aggressive rage and the group briefly split into two factions: shopping vs. museum. Given the fact that I like museums, I decided to go with the latter. And then once the group rejoined, I had to field "are you mad at me?" questions for like an hour.
No, I am not mad at you. Words cannot express how much I don't care about this situation. WTF. I just wanted to go to Glasgow, you guys. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.
Anyway, on the train ride home, I saw a rainbow out the window for about 10 minutes, which was awesome. AND THEN, I FOUND 20 POUNDS ON THE SIDEWALK. NO JOKE.
So all in all, it was a pretty good day. That's my story.
Current Mood: bored
Current Music: hip hop from the club across the street