British Food of the Day Volume II : Day 12
The last few days of the trip were:
- Working until 3am.
- Working until 2:30am.
- Working until midnight (the guards were hesistant to let us in the building after dinner because nobody else was in there).
- Trying to find a gas station at midnight in England. The BP near work is always open except for that night for some reason, and the other 24-hour credit card-only place wouldn't take any of my credit cards.
- Running out of gas as I coasted into the hotel parking lot.
- Barely catching my coworkers in the morning before they went to
London..they drove me to the gas station where I bought a gas can then
donated it to the gas station.
Picture 1, picture 2, picture 3, picture 4.
- As I was checking out of the hotel one of my coworkers arrived and checked in the for the week. I was tempted to do a WWF tag team thing in the lobby but I didn't think anyone would get it.
- Really very nearly rear-ending someone within site of the rental car return. It was only avoided because my Citroën had anti-lock brakes. When I got to the rental car return I couldn't find half of my stuff because everything had flown forward during the near collision.
- A sunny afternoon in London during which I couldn't find the motion picture museum for the life of me. I then decided to see if anything interesting was playing at the National Film Theatre (which seemed to be where the museum was supposed to be)...After getting frustrated because I couldn't find the schedule for that week I realized that they are currently hosting the London Film Festival. Spent the rest of the day and evening there. I recommend Ma caméra et moi if it's at a festival near you.
- Fish and chips.
- Getting to the Imperial War Museum just as they were having a ceremony for Rememberance Weekend (Veterans' Day). It was pretty cool but the focal point seemed to be a few pensioners sitting around with tons of cameras shoved in their faces.
- Finding that I could access a wireless network from the train station, I started composing an email to my family. Then the train pulled out of the station, the network was out of reach, and I couldn't send the message.
- Packing my DVD-ROM drive in my suitcase so I couldn't watch any of my (Mike's) DVDs on the plane.
- Reading a book as we were approaching O'Hare...then all of a sudden this loud sound which scared the hell out of me. Turns out we had landed while I thought we had a good ten minutes left. Lost my place in the book.
Updated November 18, 2002
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