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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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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*appears in a puff of glitter* Peek. A. BOO! 😉 Things have been hectic. More detailed report later. We went to Amish country yesterday and I bought blueberry honey and apple butter. Mmm. And pumpkin gobs. And then we saw lots of furry and feathery creatures which just don’t exist out in California. And lots of historical buildings like the old jail that had trap doors for hangings. And… and… I’m babbling, aren’t I? We’re doing a bathroom scene right now and there’s no room for me to fit in there to watch, so I’m futzing around on the puter …

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A Clump of Entries

18.17 EST, 05/03/2001 Just landed in the Cincinnati airport for an hour-long layover before continuing on to Pittsburgh. Aside from the last-minute insanity this morning while I tried to remember if I had indeed packed everything I needed (which, remarked Marie on the way to the elevator, if I hadn’t and still had managed to lug along three times my weight in a suitcase, a garment bag, a backpack and my briefcase, would really be a sad, sad feat. need I remind her, I replied, that she was talking to the very person who had managed to pack a giant …

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