So Wednesday was enrolment day for my classes! I am actually really excited for school to start. It has been fun just hanging out but my classes just seem so interesting along with the fact that I will be going to school in New Zealand (I still don't believe it!). Kevin and I both had to enrol at noon so we met outside of our flats and headed over to the Science Lecture Block. Luckily, I was able to enrol in the three classes I wanted: Industrial Organization Economics, Game Theory Economics, and Social Psychology. I also don't have any classes on Wednesdays! Enrolment was pretty easy and only took about an hour so we headed over to the UCSA building to get our uni cards. There were many companies such as banks trying to get us to open an account but they were giving out lots of free things! This one bank had a wheel and it said "you could win $10,000" above it so Kevin and I agreed that if either of us won, we would split it. (haha) He ended up winning a pen (lame) but I won two movie tickets!! That's pretty exciting considering movie tickets here are between $15-$17. I gloated while we waited on line and we spent another hour just looking at the various stands.
Later, around 4, Dan Foote was knocking on my door asking if I wanted to meet his friends that were hanging outside of my flat on the green. Of course I said yes so we went and hung out in the sun for a while before some of my friends texted me saying they were going to the field to play frisbee. I left Dan and we played different frisbee games (all unfair to me due to the fact that I am vertically challenged) and then sat in the grass talking until it got dark. Since Wednesday was my flatmate Sophie's 18th birthday, the flat went out to dinner to celebrate. After coming back, I just got into my pajamas and relaxed for the night!
Sometime on Wednesday while Kevin and I had been searching, I found a flier that a student was selling one of the books I needed for my game theory class so I texted him and we decided to meet in the city at 11 on Thursday morning. Don't worry, I didn't go meet him alone! Kevin came with me and we spent the day in the city following the river around the different parks and such. There was also a market happening in Cathedral Square so we walked around there for a bit before settling at an outdoor cafe for lunch. After lunch, we decided to take a walk through the Botanical Gardens located at the end of the city. They were absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, I didn't take my camera because I thought we were just grabbing the book so I will HAVE to go back (such a sacrifice huh?). We walked through the rose gardens, saw all the ducks in the water, and read about all of the statues and the "artwork." The flowers truly were the best part until Kevin started having sneezing fits - although that was pretty funny as well. We walked back to the bus exchange a little while later and safely made it back to the uni.
Once inside my flat, Sophie and I were watching tv and I took a short nap. There was an orientation week toga party last night so Sophie, Aleesha, Liz and I headed to K-mart to buy sheets and ribbon for our togas (kiwis don't have dress up parties ever so the Americans had to show them how it's done!). We got back to our flat, made our togas, then invited a bunch of people over to walk to the toga party together. Later, I met up with Mike and some people in the other group and we all headed into town for about an hour. By the end of the night, I was already so tired so we all came back to uni and fell asleep.