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18 April 2005

storm of the kingdom

just got into glasgow last night. i've written entries for saturday and sunday, but they're on my laptop and the computers at this internet cafe won't accept usb keys, so i'll transfer those entries (and hopefully pictures as well) as soon as i get a chance. with the current gbp/usd exchange rate, i'm going to pick up the pace on my storm of the kingdom. i'll most likely only stay in glasgow for two days... head over to edinburgh... up to inverness... and over to dublin.

here are a few random thoughts:

. my bus stopped in birmingham, england, on the way from oxford to glasgow. in the bus station, europe's 'the final countdown' was blasting. [insert main synth line here]

. european sprite is my new drink of choice. different and better.

. me at a cafe last night:

clerk: "aye mate, do you want that for here or take away?"

me: [what the hell did he just say?] "excuse me?"

clerk: "here or take away?"

me: [i'll take a stab at this...] "yes?"

. the computer keyboards i've been encountering lately have the double quotes, |, and @ signs on different keys.

. i'm being relocated to another room in the hostel where i'm staying and so i had to check out of my room at 11am and i can't get into my new room until 3pm. the hostel has a luggage check room, but there are no locks and there is no attendant... so, i'll be traveling with THE pack for the next several hours. i'm going to be huge by the time i get home.

posted by paul on Mon 18 Apr 2005 at 06:29:26 est (-05:00)


So - you think it will be better with the Euro? Or just won't feel like so much because its *only* 1.3 euro to the dollar?

posted by cathy on Mon 18 Apr 2005 at 20:03:16 est (-05:00)

Ok, Paul...I am really feeling like you don't miss me. I have yet to get a comment or an email back. That is all I'll say. Take care!

posted by little sis on Mon 18 Apr 2005 at 20:10:26 est (-05:00)

cathy: hey, when i'm taking out money in increments of 100, i'd much rather deal with a factor of 1.3 than 1.9. it definitely adds up.

jenn: it's true, i don't miss you. how did you guess? i have very limited internet access... doesn't mean i love you any less! i'll try to be more prompt with my replies next time. love you.

posted by paul recon on Tue 19 Apr 2005 at 08:51:30 est (-05:00)

Hey Paulie, I am taking off to Munich today (the trip got postponed by 2 weeks). My cell phone # while I am on the old continent is +420 728 275 002.
And try Bitter Lemon, you may like it even more than European Sprite...

posted by Renata on Tue 19 Apr 2005 at 11:34:39 est (-05:00)

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