Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Most Confusing, And Fun, Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Day is over!! People all over the world can let out a sigh of relief! Mine was a pretty odd one...since we've only been here for a few days, I had already given up hope that I was getting any flowers, so I decided to spend the night watching graphic British TV mystery dramas such as White Chapel, Law and Order UK, Blue Murder, you catch my drift, and eat lots and lots of scones and marmalade! But then Amanda and I decided that we should go out and see what single people in Stirling do for Valentine's, so we got dressed up and cute and hit the town! Well, it turns out that people in Stirling don't really do Valentine's Day? At least not like the US does. The bars were pretty empty, and the only people who seemed to be there were 19 year olds. We suddenly felt like we were 1) Really out of place and 2) In the middle of a comedy show. Just as we were feeling at the height of our awkwardness, discussing how the situation would be dramatically different back home, a guy came over and asked us if we were using the extra chairs at our table. Amanda and I just looked at each other with facial expressions that said it all, and then said "no", proceeding to laugh for about five minutes after. I don't think it's possible to explain that situation, but it was at once really awkward and really funny! We tried a few other bars, and a club up on campus, but since we felt like even flirting with the guys at all these places would put us behind bars, we decided to call it a semi-early evening. It was a really fun night though, despite being very socially confusing, and I wouldn't have wanted it to go any other way!