Day 4.

Unfortunately, megolas could not get out of work on Monday, so she had to spend the day being gainfully employed. I, on the other hand, am glad to say that I did nothing of the sort 🙂 Having heard all sorts of horror stories about the dangers of traditional pre-cultural-boom English dishes, I decided they had to be experienced. Call me a masochist. Hopping over to the cafe across the street of Meg’s work, I ordered up a full breakfast and was summarily greeted by a plate of animal products and starch, covered in grease. Yes, I actually ate most …

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Day 3.

Stayed in and studied up on bandom, with help from my helpful guide, megolas. Was directed towards pages of rather engrossing picspam, wherein I learned to appreciate the many talents of Frank Iero’s mouth and the amazing abilities of many emo boys to have completely flat trousers fronts, despite wearing stuff that looks painted on. Really, where does it all go? Or maybe I don’t want to know? I’m both disturbed and fascinated. Also ripped a respectable stack of CDs to help in my research efforts. Because really, I’m currently an orphaned fan after y’all departed so suddenly for greener …

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Day 2.

In which we shopped. A lot. Getting up and out in the morning was annoying, but not in the jetlaggy way I’d expected. Probably oweing to my completely unstable sleep schedule (working films with 14+ hour days and unpredictable call times means you can fall asleep and wake up at the drop of a hat) to begin with, my internal clock just blindly accepted the system reset and continued merrily along. On the train ride out, we passed by nondescript alternating blocks of industrialness, suburbia, and industrial surburbia. I know that’s not exactly the wild heath-filled moorlands or patchwork fields …

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Day 1.

So the major thing I learned yesterday was that 2007 is the centenary of scouting and that England is hosting a massive World Scout Jamboree to celebrate. In practice, this meant that for most of my journey eastwards, I was crammed into planes, trains and just about every other standing space available with what must have been a good percentage of the 40,000 scouts making their way back to the mothership. I was never very fond of teenagers, even when I was one. So yeah, sleep on the flight? Not so much. One friendly flight attendant did offer, very seriously, …

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Calling all my LJ peeps from the UK, Sweden and Finland!

So. Things are looking better and better for my Europe trip next month, so I’d like to start finding out who all I can hang out with 🙂 My itinerary will be: London — arriving at Heathrow on July 26, depart July 31. Stockholm — arriving at Arlanda, hanging out for a 7-hour layover on July 31, hoping to take the rail into mid-city. Finland — arriving at Turku on July 31, depart August 5. Anybody able to come out and play? 🙂 PS. *facepalm* Okay, just put the comment option back on, cuz I’m a moron and didn’t notice …

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The Somerset Diaries, Part 1

(Written a month ago, mind you. I’m sure I’ll finish it eventually.) There is a fine line between when one takes time to gather their thoughts and form a complete retrospective statement about any given subject… and when they’re just procrastinating. I realized today that I had crossed over firmly into the latter category, so I will now get my sorry column-writing derriere in gear before I turn into the apathetic mopey lump that I usually do after a long trip. Reader be warned: self-indulgent long-winded travel tripe to follow. —- Los Angeles, California What Did You Pack, Dead Bodies? …

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I’m HOME! I spent the last month in Pennsylvania. A whole month. I’m still in shock that it’s all over. Goodness. Gonna get some sleep now, then start on a very long write-up of all that has happened in the past four weeks. In the immortal words of Keanu, “Whoa.“

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