July 31, 2010

August Update

I have a couple of big things coming up in the next couple of weeks. Next Thursday I'm going to Hibs' Europa League game. The following Thursday morning I'm going to a Scottish dentist for the first time. I'm not entirely sure what to expect. Then after the dentist, I'm going to the driver's licence test center to take the theory and hazard perception tests. Once I passed those two test, I'm going to start taking a few driving lessons so I can get my full driving licence.

The Edinburgh Festival starts soon so I'm going to be going to some of those events. I may be going to Rosslyn Chapel tomorrow. At the end of the month, I'm going back to America for a couple of weeks.

British Open

Two weeks ago I went to the British Open at St. Andrews. For a golf fan, the Open Championship at the Old Course is a trip of a lifetime. I went for two days. The first was the Wednesday practice day, which was supposed to have a past champions event. However, the weather was terrible. There was a tedious downpour the whole day with very strong winds. I spent most of the day hiding under tents and grandstands. The champions event ended up being canceled. After the rain slowed down, I played paparazzi outside the R&A clubhouse. I got to see Tom Watson up close and saw Arnold Palmer drive by.


Sunday was a great day for golf. The weather was warm and sunny. I spent most of the day sitting in the grandstand behind the 7/11 double green. I got to see all of the groups except for the first couple. I saw Tiger double bogey a hole, John Daly crush a drive, Phil, Sergio, Vijay, and the rest of the top golfers. Once the leaders finished 11, I went to the 18th and watched the last groups finish. I got to see the trophy presentation and saw the Claret Jug up close as Louis Oosthuizen took his victory lap around the 18th fairway.

July 4, 2010

Friend's China blog

My one friend has been living in Shanghai for the past year and has also been keeping a blog. He's much better at having regular, significant posts than I am. It's worth a read.

You can view his blog here:  coreysheridan.wordpress.com/