Thursday, January 29, 2009

A lovely cheese pizza, just for me.

Best way to beat poverty, pizza-style?

Take one plain cheese, frozen pizza. My favorite is the £1 one from Iceland, because it's the closest thing I've found in the UK to Ellio's. Add baby spinach, red onion, crumbled feta, and drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on it. Bake it normally. It is so insanely good that you will temporarily forget that your student loan checks for the semester haven't cleared yet! It fills the void left by not having the money to eat at Pizza Express for now.

The new student union building, the HUB, opened on campus the other week, complete with big, open, airy cafeteria area, and two new cafes. They have crazy student discounts, powerpoints at a lot of the tables, and are open until the evening. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up to the university for actually having a cheap and quality place to get hot food during the cold, rainy Glasgow days. The university has done something right!

Word on the street is that we may be getting a new flatmate, this time a German, as Indian Flatmate2 moved out last week. He was the second occupant this year in that room. We can't keep anyone there; it's become the Defense Against the Dark Arts teaching job of Flat 1/2. However, if the German moves in, I think it will be a good fit. He seemed very eager to be both clean and quiet. If he does move in, we will be two Americans, an Indian, a Russian, and a German.

The nice weather yesterday has confused the tree outside my window into sprouting something that almost looks like early spring buds. Silly tree. It's still January, though finally, it's staying light until 4pm these days. Remind me of my complaints regarding the dark when it's July and the sun is staying up until 11pm.



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