Friday, September 25, 2009

The Internet is strictly rationed.

Well, not THAT strictly rationed, but it's scarce. I should have it in my flat early next week.

I was just told by the head of the Marketing programs that we're going to... Persia? Prussia? I can't quite make out through his brogue, but he did let us know that in addition to our official University of Strathclyde backpacks, we'll also be given official University of Strathclyde sleeping bags.

You may be asking yourself, "Why?" I'm asking myself, "Why?" He followed up by admitting the trip we'll be taking has us sleeping inside buildings, on beds, so who knows.

If that didn't tip it off, I'm sitting in orientation at the moment. Out of 65 or 70 people, it seems like a full third is from Taiwan or China. A lot of people from India and Greece. Individual representatives from Italy, Iran, Switzerland, the U.S. (me!), and I'm fairly sure I only heard Luxembourg once.

There's going to be a ceilidh, a big Scottish dance. The first speaker mentioned it, suggesting some local Scots wear their kilts. Only about 4 or 5 Scots in the program, but I digress. I know I'll be wearing my kilt.

So, an open shoutout, who has questions? What are they? Post in the comments and I'll try to answer whatever I can.

Edit: Okay, not Persia or Prussia, but Perthshire. A follow-up speaker mentioned the trip and we're apparently heading up to Perthshire, about an hour northeast from here. Rob, his wife, and I've been there already, having circled the island once this past week. Seems like a nice enough area; curious to see what it's like with 70 foreigners.

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