Everyone expects I am eating a lot of fish and chips... And although I have eaten them a few times since arriving in Oxford, my favorite treat is in fact Scotch Eggs. They are a hard boiled egg, wrapped in breakfast sausage then rolled in bread crumbs and finally baked. They are delishous, really cheap--70p, and maybe somewhat healthy!
I am still on the jobs path. I recently applied via my lightbulb idea to GroupOn (http://www.groupon.com/). They are a very fast growing and new company that buys stuff in bulk then sells it quickly via their website deals. The position they have offered is 'entrepreneur in residence'... a job where I would help in a creative fashion grow their company in new markets. I think I would enjoy the job greatly so am hoping to here back from them soon. I also have an application for management consulting at Deloitte which I should hear about this week.
Not many of you have met Anna... She, somewhat reluctantly... :), agreed to engage in a relationship with me back in October. I enjoy her greatly and there is much unique about her: she is doing a masters in immunology here at oxford... I had no idea what immunology was but have since learned it deals with complicated reactions of the immune system, and specifically things like HIV and rheumatoid arthritis. She also speaks russian and enjoys latin and ballroom dancing. There is much more to say and I will share more in time.
The weather here in Oxford has been gloomy and dim for about a month now and it can be depressing at times. I have three weeks off in April and am hoping the weather will be decent so I can make it out on an english river for the first time. I live about two hours from the River Test which is a world-famous trout stream. The catch is that in England land owners own river rights so accessing a river often requires payment. I got quite good at sneaking into farmers corn fields hunting for pheasants as a teenager so think I might have to transfer my skills to sneaking up rivers for hungry fish.