Ok but importantly- food. First meal: Six of us sit down and here's Austin: "I like this place, it's so 'London'".... it was probably the most American-type eatery we will find in London. Burgers, fries (not chips), and shakes. It was quaint, but totally American.
On the way back from dinner, which was either so abnormally good or I just hadn't eaten in 18 hours, we stopped at this little quick grocery store market and I got some peanut butter, a regular in my life. Side note: At JFK we met a girl traveling home to northern England and mentioned food restrictions in the UK and how lax we are in the US...the healthy British foods are better than the American healthy foods because of the UK's restrictions. And the peanut butter that I just got IS DAMN GOOD. I knew instantly what she meant.
On the way back from the grocery store Jenny and I walked through a park that leads to the end of our street. It is the cutest park and I can see myself there all the time, hanging out with friends. There were so many people there just doing that, and relaxing after work.
fyi, communication essentials i've already learned:
imessage, viber: get on dat (free international calls and texts-texts only for imessage- when wifi is available)
Jumping into the swing of things real soon.