All entries for August 2005

August 30, 2005


This is stupid. I got woken up today at 8:30. 8:30! In the Holidays! And with nothing special that I have to do today! It's just not right.
Actually there are lots of things that I need to do, but none of which I can really do at the moment. Most of which involve the new house. I'm doing the inventory on Thursday, (and if any of the other Priory Terrace residents want to help, please let me know) and then moving in some time next week. Possibly on Sunday, but I don't know as I have to be in York on Saturday for a friend's party.
In fact, today I don't envision doing much apart from watching videos, and perhaps being dragged into town by my mother briefly. And listening to a lot of Divine Comedy CDs. Because they Rock.

August 22, 2005

Requiem for a rabbit

Slightly sad news – our very old rabbit, Christine (nee Christopher, due to an unfortunate error at the pet shop.) aka "Kiffy" died yesterday, and was burried at the bottom of the garden. She had a good run – 7 years, which is old for a rabbit, and though she never acchieved her ambition of world domination, to be honest her passing was probably a relief, as she hadn't been well for quite a while.
Anyway, we are now petless for the minute.

My room's an absolute tip. Must tidy up. still have a half unpacked case on my floor, and uniforms from Blacks that need returning.

Am currently in the process of sorting out things that need to be sorted out, such as insurance policies, changing dollars back into pounds, organising doing the itinerararararary with Mrs Baker, getting a new watch strap and things of that kind.

August 21, 2005

I'm Back! Again!

Back! From the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave! (No, not Scotland)

America was fun, and I have an entire travel diary full of stuff that I could share, but instead of boring people with all of that, I'll give y'all a quick roundup of what I saw.

Natural History Museum, Washington
Natural History Museum, NYC
Museum of American History, Washington

(Natural History Museum, NYC, Entrance hall)

Art Galleries
National Gallery, Washington
Metropolitain Muesum of Art, NYC
The Guggenheim, NYC
The Frick Collection, NYC

(Monet, La Promenade National Gallery, Washington DC)

Monumets (All Washington)
The Lincoln
The Washington
The Jefferson
The WWII Memorial
The Korean War Memorial
The Vietnam War Memorial
The F. D. Rosevelt
Statue of Liberty (NYC)

(Jefferson, with Washington in background)

Famous Streets (all NYC)
5th Avenue
Madison Avenue
Park Avenue
Times Square

(Times Square)

The Potomac (kyaked along that one actually, right through the middle of Washington DC)
The Hudson

The Whitehouse
The Watergate Hotel
Central Park
Ground Zero
Battery Park
The Mall (Washington)

People I met
Dave Bugg
The Camp America People
Jay Bushman (screenwriter)
David and Aimee (lovely people I stayed with in Washington)
Sam and Danielle (their niece and nephew)

The Lucases/ Luci (family friends I stayed with in NYC)
Don & Lynn
Felix the cat
The horses, Babe, Dancer and Tucker.

Favourite bits (in no particular order)
Kyacking in the middle of Washington
Seeing Sandy and the Luci again
The breakfasts
The Art galleries – all the impressionist paintings,

(Van Gogh, Irises)

and a fab exhibition of Kandinsky in the Guggenheim.

(Kandinsky, Diverse Circles)

August 10, 2005


I'm in America!!

Well, a youth hostel in Washington DC actually. it's twenty past seven in the morning, and I'm on the internet at one of these pay-as-you-go internet terminals in a youth hostel.

Things are good – I've met up with the Luci, and Sandy and Rodger, and surprisingly Dave Bugg from Warwick. No-ne told me he was going to be here. My phone's not working, despite assurances to the contrary, but other than that, all is well.
Haven't seen much of DC yet, but spent yesterday wandering round NYC. Saw Ground Zero, Chelsea, where the youth hostel people were staying at is, lots of stations and bus terminals, the subway, and we nearly caught the Statten Island ferry, but didn't have time so stared at The Statue of Liberty from shore instead.
At about 17:00, we got the greyhound to Washington, arriving at the Youth hostel where I am now at about 22:45. And I'm really hungry, but they don't do breakfast till 8:00.

Anyway, I'll stop blabbering incoherently, and go do something interesting…

August 07, 2005

NYC Awaits!

I'm off tomorrow!


See you on the 19th!!


August 03, 2005

NYC Playlist


We Didn't Start the Fire – Billy Joel

Tiny Dancer – Elton John

Englishman in New York – Sting

I've Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra

Becoming More Like Alfie – Divine Comedy

Good Ridance (Time of Your Life) – Greenday

Come Home Billy Bird – Divine Comedy

Turn Me On – Norah Jones

Wherever You Will Go – The Calling

Poprocks and Coke – Greenday

Steal My Sunshine – Len

Dragosta Din Tei – O-Zone

Synchronicity II – The Police

American Idiot – Greenday

Some Might Say – Oasis

Every Breath You Take – The Police

Songs Of Love – Divine Comedy

Take Me As I Am – Wyclef Jean and Sharissa

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

30 seconds to convince me not to kill you…

Not really.

I'm just in a bit of a rush, because I've realised it's 4:45, and I have to be ready to go out soon. I'm off to Briony's, where she, Roona and I are going to watch DVDs and eat chinese food, and have fun. I haven't seen Bri in about a year (for one reason or another), so this should be good.
Since leaving Blacks, I've not been doing a lot. Reading, watching T4, playing KOL, compiling a playlist for NYC :)

On that note, it's less than a week before I jet off to the good ol' U.S of A.
This makes me happy.
On the other hand, I have to worry about travel insurance now, because I'm taking the video camera (another thing that makes me happy) and need to therefore ammend my insurance policy in order to cover it. This means I have to head into town this afternoon, before meeting Roo and Bri, and sort this out with the STA. Who are lovely people, despite not ringing me back yesterday when they should have. Never mind. Such is life. I may go have a coffee when I'm done. :)

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