Monday, September 15, 2008

Party Central

This Sunday, the sun finally decided to show up so I made the most of it and took a train down to Oxford, home of one of the most distinguished universities around. To say that the campus is impressive would be an understatement. The city itself is basically centered around all the different educational buildings - HUGE!! And the buildings themselves have been there for ages so you definitely feel a strong sense of tradition and history. A canal snakes through the campus and between the buildings are all kinds of cool restaurants and pubs. In fact, the pub down below was an old hang out of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Not bad, eh! I got plowed where the Lord of the Rings and Narnia dudes thought of all that craziness. I guarantee you they were plowed when they thought of some of that stuff! Talking animals? C'mon!!!!

It got me thinking, with all these brilliant scholars coming out of this university, can it possibly be even a little bit of a party school? I can't imagine Tolkien and Lewis doing keg stands so I began to lose hope. And then I stumbled upon a towering structure smack dab in the middle of town. The proof is right on that sign, my friends. The answer is yes, they do know how to party, and party like there's no tomorrow! I don't even think SC or UCLA has one of these "houses"! With a "house" like this, who would ever wanna graduate?? Not me, mi amigo! No way! Oxford University: Putting the "party" in party schools since 1096!


Larry said...

Do they have pasty there?

Tanner said...

Y'know Larry, I have yet to have a pasty, which is sad cuz there's a shop on our 1st floor that sells nothing but pasties. I'll see if they ship them to Pasadena for you.

Larry said...

Hey! Don't tease me. You better ship em now that you mention it. I saw how they make em on the teley. I regrate not picking one up at Victoria Station.

Barbie said...

Well, well... glad to see you getting around in England... and I can't believe you haven't eaten a pasty yet!!! And you have 1 in your building??? I'm so disappointed. ;0) Oh, and while you're in the touisty mood, and if the sun permits, you ought to go & see where shakesphere used to go drinkin' as well.


Ed said...

HAAAAAAAAA ha ha ha,I love it.
Tan u kill me man, i knew you were`nt coming back. You found the Pusey House, when r u moving in ?

Olivia Rae said...

hey eric it's Liv. :] it took me like 10 long freakin' minutes to understand the sign. it wasnt until i said it out loud till i got it.

took me two whole days to understand that... :D BUT WHO CARES, I CAN WHOOP PEOPLE IN POKER!

haha i loved reading about your life in my dream location. come home soon, okay?? we all love and miss you.

Tanner said...

WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING HERE LIV?!?!? This blog is supposed to be NC-17! Ha! I'm glad you finally got the joke in the end. As foul-mouthed as your mom is, I'm just glad that you haven't sunk to her level....yet ;) I'm having such a cool time here and I know you're gonna love london once mom cuts off her margarita habit and ponies up the cash for your trip ;) Thanks for stopping by, and I miss you guys BIG time!

ps. you're so dead on poker night!!