Back from London  FEB 03 2005

Back from London and up at the ungodly hour of 7:00 AM ET after getting to bed at 1:30 AM ET, which was the minute I got home from the airport. Still, six hours of sleep is better than none hours. I'm going to use the time to get some stuff done...lots of exciting and dread-inspiring things to do in the next couple of weeks. Trip pictures are forthcoming; luckily my camera battery lasted the whole time despite the charger being thousands of miles away and I took lots of photos.

But quickly, I learned a few additional travel tips on this trip (to add to the list):

  • Never purchase a US to UK power outlet converter at a Canadian/Australian ex-pat shop. It will fail to work after a day or so. I practically had to splash water on it to get a good connection.
  • When going through security at the airport, don't wear a shirt that depicts a little girl blowing her head off with a gun, even though her splattered brains turn into butterflies.
  • You know that bottle of unopened soda in the bag bouncing on your hip for the last 1/2 hour? Yeah, that's going to spray everywhere when you open it, dummy. When I got home, my coat was so sticky that I just kinda pressed it to the wall to hang it up, no hook needed.

Oh, and I ate kangaroo! Not half bad, but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to order it again.

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