Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Oct 16, 2011 - Pascagoula, MS to Birmingham, AL
It was actually not Pascagoula, it was Moss Point, Mississippi that we left from this morning, and not Birmingham that we arrived at. We actually went to Leeds, whcih is a suburb of Birmingham, just to the east side out I-20 towards Atlanta. I never realized how much there is of Alabama until we had to cross the whole state from south to north. Not counting our stop for a day in Leeds, it was over a days' drive from the Gulf Coast to the Tennessee line. We had wanted to explore the Mobile Bay area, but since we had a long way to go we just...Jump to full entry
Oct 12, 2011 - Origami Champion.
Sooooo... I have been pretty boring this week. Friday was pretty fun. We went halloween shopping, when I say shopping we actually bought nothing. But it was really fun, they literally have whole shops just for halloween!! In the end we ordered our costumes off of the internet, we are doing a wizard of oz theme and I get to be dorothy :) We spent most of the day playing rock band at our friends house and then went and played mini-golf. I was terrible, but no suprise there. After that we went to Yoghurt Mountain, my new favourite place...Jump to full entry
Sep 19, 2011 - Back in school . . . . again!
The beginning of semester # 4 of 6. I arrived in Birmingham late Friday (9/16). I have classes from 8 AM till 5 PM every day until Saturday 9/24 followed by evening events most days. This semester I'm taking multivariate regression, health policy and organizational research. The classes are very good. The health policy course is taught by the Associate Dean of the Health Professions program and the Organizational Research course is taught by the Program Director. The statistics course is taught by an Indian woman who spends all of her time...Jump to full entry
Sep 13, 2011 - deep fried twinkies, cheerleaders and game day.
hellooooo :) so it was monday yesterday and i finallyyyyy got the best lay in ever to about 12 after a really busy weekend full of early weekends. Friday morning we got up really early and went to the gym at 9, then had some lunch etc, and then eddie picked us up at 4 to take as to walmart. after that we had dinner at somewhere called jacksons which was yummmyyy. we had deep fried Twinkie and deep fried cookie dough ice cream. delish. after dinner we went to a high school American football game where kristen is the cheerleader coach so we...Jump to full entry
Sep 10, 2011 - Birmingham
My sweet sister, Sandy Lake, saw an opportunity for a little mini reunion and organized a lunch time get-together in Birmingham on Saturday. Well, it helped that she and her husband, Bryan, needed to meet up with their son, John, a newly minted freshman at the University of Alabama ("Roll Tide"...I can only do that for John, ha ha). So we found a place central enough that even my brother and his wife, Craig & Cathy Hampton, came down, too! To understand how truly remarkable this is, both couples had to drive about 2-1/2 hours each way - the...Jump to full entry
Sep 8, 2011 - "I wanna be pop-u-laar"
hello lovelies missing home lots but just keep thinking how lucky I am to be here and it goes away instead of booking an October trip away we might not go anywhere and save money for Christmas instead we've had offers from people to go to atlanta, and a football game etc which would be equally as fun and cheaper than a whole trip away also instead of an October trip we've been looking at the Tennessee state fair for next weekend which is cheap to go to on the greyhound bus and looks really really fun with loads of rides and stalls and...Jump to full entry
Sep 6, 2011 - 6 day weekend!
today was a gooood day! we woke up to find that there had been a powercut in the night. first we panicked that we wouldn't be able to straighten our hair for class..then found out that all classes were cancelled yayayyayyyy best day ever! because we only have class on Tuesday's and Thursday's that meant that we'd had a 6 day weekend because monday was a labour day too! we went back to sleep til about half 11 then got a Facebook message from eddie who said he knew how boring it was without power so offered for us to do something we him.....Jump to full entry
Sep 5, 2011 - "i'm going to write a blog every day"
Definitely failed writing this every day, sorry!!! We've officially had 2 whole weeks of classes in Law School, and this second week has proved much better than the first one. We were finding Constitutional law particularly difficult so crying in Pam's office helped! :) She gave us some emergency galaxy chocolate and said that she would talk to Smolin for us so that was very reassuring! He emailed us and set up a time to meet so we could talk to him. After the talk everything was a little bit better and seems less scary to speak up in...Jump to full entry
Sep 3, 2011 - Church, Shopping, Law and a Crazy Tropical Storm
Okkaaayy. So UNFORTUNATELY: I have been the worst blogger ever. FORTUNATELY: This blog will be extra juicy because I have 2 whole weeks to update you on! Well, I made it through orientation week! I am being the model law student at the moment and reading boring books everyday and wearing skirts that almost reach my knees and tops that show zero cleavage. This is either due to the fact 'I have started a new mature chapter of my life' or because of the severe lack of alcohol and single guys to impress... I have also been a model citizen...Jump to full entry
Aug 21, 2011 - "going to the movies with blake..we're so american!"
so my promise to myself that I'd write this everyday has failed already! oopps... last time i wrote in it was Wednesday so I'm going to start as if it was Thursday..and try and remember everything that's happened since then..we do so much most days it feels like this first week I've been here has lasted a month! Thursday was, again, more orientation. we had a mock class, where the guy was meant to practise the Socratic method on us but he didn't really, just relied on the keen beans that wanted to volunteer to talk so that was all good. we...Jump to full entry
Aug 17, 2011 - Orientation..day 3 'hump' day
It's wednesday and according to pam.. 'hump day' when its the middle of the week and we're over the hump! Another pretty boring day.. but i'm adamant i'm going to write in this everyday just so i can read back on it and remember everything! we overslept this morning...really really reeeallly need to get my sleeping sorted out, so we're going to bed early tonight so that will hopefully help. we've got tons of assignments and reading to do already and everytime i think about it i get a bit stressed, but we're going to go to the library...Jump to full entry
Aug 16, 2011 - "we want to sit with the internationals.."
just a realllyyyy quick update today as nothing interesting really happened. it was our second day of orientation and much much much more relaxed and less stressful. we had more talks and more falling asleep, then lunch, then we watched to kill a mocking bird which i had another little nap in so it was quite an easy day. pam did a talk today and introduced us in front of EVERYONE, it was pretty embarrassing we had to stand up right at the front with everyone staring at us. we're like the weird international kids with no friends. fun...Jump to full entry