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1. On hearing the British speak like Americans

The other night, I complimented a woman on her jumpsuit and told her that I love jumpsuits and not many girls in America wear them. She aggressively replied, “Of course they don’t. America is 10 years behind in fashion.”

2. Seizing the day in Cambridge

A few days before I embarked on the trip, every single family member and friend told me to “have so much fun.” And that is exactly what I intend to do.

3. Laycock, Reilly, McBride attend annual CAA Football Media Day

Head coach Jimmye Laycock, senior wide receiver Tre McBride and senior defensive end Mike Reilly represented the College. Coming off of a 7-5 season that included a 4-4 record in the CAA, the trio discussed the team’s status going into the season and the expectations for the rapidly approaching campaign.

4. Attempted kayaking in Galway

A pattern quickly emerged — left, right, spin in a circle, left, right, crash into canal wall.

5. “Pulling the trigger is hard”

A few days ago I opened Facebook to find that friends in Israel had taken cover in a bomb shelter.

6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Best film of the summer

Because the film focuses on the drama of the story rather than stylish action sequences, the result is an action/sci-fi movie with more emotional heft than most. Additionally, because there are so few action sequences, the film feels like a ticking time bomb, building up nail-biting suspense that makes every scene of conflict that much more explosive in intensity.

7. Birthday in the ‘Burg

Well America, I’ve done it. Yours truly has officially escaped teen pregnancy.

8. Former student-athlete pleads not guilty, sets up jury trail

A former William and Mary student-athlete pleaded not guilty to a sole charge of rape in the Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court Wednesday. A jury trial will convene in late October.

9. Got a free weekend? Jump off a cliff.

Being blocked on the road by a dozen sheep on the way to jump off cliffs was definitely a new one for me.

10. Deliver Us from “Deliver Us from Evil”

In all likelihood, you will think of “Deliver Us from Evil” as another one of those horror films you’ve seen a million times over, unless you have ostracized yourself from society in the past few years.