On the Ground

Reporting LIVE from Edinburgh, Scotland! Well, so far, so good. The airplane trip was super smooth and even though the flight was pretty full, I had an entire row to myself so I was able to get in a few hours of nap time pretty comfortably. It was raining when we landed but I didn't mind - everything looked so green and lush. After deplaning this morning I took a tram into the city. I picked up the keys for the apartment I'm staying at and then went to buy a weekly bus pass. I got lost and was kind of miserable. My sneakers got wet. Even though I'd heard that the weather here was cold and rainy, somehow, I still didn't pack right. I understood "rainy" because I packed my umbrella, but "cold" didn't register. I packed summer clothes. All shirts and one light sweater. Also my denim jacket just in case. But that doesn't cut it here! It's cold! It's wet! I actually looked around in some shops for a rain jacket but I was too tired to make any sort of decision. Besides, I already ordered a hoodie with the Greenside logo - that's the venue I'm performing in. I wanted to pack light but It looks like there is such a thing as packing too light. I wish I had my rain boots! And a raincoat and a big sweater. 

Enough about the cold, it's warmer now and muggier, too. I have a 2 week bus pass which will make it very easy/affordable to get around this city. My host recommended picking up groceries at Sainsbury's which I did since I found this store at the bottom of the mall (!) by the food court. I loaded up on fruits and veggies - very inexpensive! Yay! I couldn't find the eggs so I asked ... they were on a shelf underneath the crackers. That's right, not refrigerated! How's that for a cultural difference? Anyway, with the help of several extremely kind Scotswomen and Scotsmen, I found my way to the apartment where I'm staying with a friend of a friend. I made myself an omelette and unpacked a little. Now I'm heading to bed. Finally, a real bed!  Just for a nap, though. I have an appointment with the Fringe media office this afternoon where they've promised to give me tips on how to get people to come and see the show. I'll definitely let you know what they tell me. Good night for now!

View from the tram

View from the tram