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General Updatey-ness [Sep. 17th, 2008|02:05 am]
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Quick rundown:

  • Had interviews last Wednesday, followed by preparing for trip in Abey's place. I got to sleep for 3 hours on a deflatable bed.

  • Rose at 5:30 - got breakfast and hit the road at 6am with motosycho.

  • Ferry to Hollyhead, and drive through north Wales with a GPS navigator called Eliza.

  • Eliza has some interesting ideas of a route, and drove us not just through some scenic non-motorways (A-roads - namely the A5), but some weird little backroads just before Bets-y-coed.

  • Related to the point above - Welsh valleys plus Bohemian Rhapsody equals pure cool.

  • Got to Stratford-upon-Avon and waited from some time past 9pm so as to get cancellation tickets for the next day. Met some interesting people. By the end of the onslaught, I felt like I'd known them for years. In fact, I referred to hours in terms of months.

  • After sleep-dep madness set in, we finally got tickets. First song on the cd player when we drove to B&B was We are the Champions - this was not intended, but full of win. Unfortunately sleep-dep left us all (except motosycho, who slept in the car all night) in a state where we were unable to appreciate any sense of success, and instead wanted to sleep.

  • That Thursday night, got to witness Dr Hamlet and Capt Claudius Picard. Was much fun and makes me want to read it just to see if I can still see the nuances they read into it. It's made me realise how good the Royal Shakespeare Company plays are. It made the Red-eye worth it. All in all: Best September 11th, EVAR!

  • Went to London. Were lodging in slums of Greenwich (or Deptford or Lewisham... depending on the signs you read)

  • Got to see Batman Begins on an Eee thanks to the generous contribution of one of the Red-eyes. This was in preparation for my viewing of Dark Knight on the iMax in London (I'd not seen it before so this was an *experience*). The iMax showing was at 11.30pm so we had time to kill, so I got to see Wall-E (another one I'd not seen before, despite good intentions).

  • Explored Camden and Soho. I don't particularly like the vibe of Soho. Did get to smoke a shisha in Camden though. Got some nice teas, some or all of which will be used in various meads.

  • On last full day, we tried to get an early night for a 6am start, and failed as the pub downstairs was playing reggae music until an ungodly hour. I slept a few hours, but motosycho didn't - as he was our main driver... this was a problem.

  • All through England we were in a foul mood.

  • We cursed Eliza, the M25 and all humanity that weren't us. We felt London had turned us into heartless bigots.

  • Wales returned us to a state fit for human consumption.

  • On ferry back home, I got a call from Sun. But as I was on a ferry, the reception was dire so I had to call today.

  • On calling back, it seems I have a second interview for Patch on Friday. Nice.

So yeah, that's about it.

[User Picture]From: ferrousoxide
2008-09-17 04:34 am (UTC)
First song on the cd player when we drove to B&B was We are the Champions - this was not intended, but full of win.

Do all your mix cds turn into the Best of Queen? You might be cursed ;)
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2008-09-17 03:11 pm (UTC)
Actually no... it was a mix cd that Abey made that was 2/3 Queen and 1/3 Queens of the Stone Age. We had other mix cds that really didn't have any Queen on it.
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[User Picture]From: thisisjustmenow
2008-09-17 10:02 am (UTC)
You do in fact get a lot of A-road from holyhead until you reach the M54(i think....can't be sure). I was confused by this too, but apparently that's the best way to go!

Glad you enjoyed Hamlet, would love to see it! Come see me next time you're here, and bring a phone charger!!
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2008-09-17 03:24 pm (UTC)
If you do want to see it, don't red-eye on the London showing - there are hundreds queuing for it, apparently - go to the Stratford-on-Avon showings. If you're under 25, there are 10 tickets reserved on a first come first served on the day, and they're a fiver. If you're over, then I forget how much mine were, but I think ours were £14, but they're on cancellation, so you're not guaranteed it, and depending on the place range from £14-£25.

And yeah, I'll bring a charger and meet up with you next time I'm over. I remember vaguely hearing that you'd hit the UK, but I didn't realise it was London that you'd gone to. Seriously woman, keep your LJ up to date :P
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[User Picture]From: thisisjustmenow
2008-09-17 03:35 pm (UTC)
hahaha, facebook woman!!
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2008-09-17 03:37 pm (UTC)
Deftly played....


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[User Picture]From: thisisjustmenow
2008-09-18 09:17 am (UTC)
hahahaha, we could go on....but it would probably just get insulting...
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[User Picture]From: ebel
2008-09-17 12:19 pm (UTC)
Congrats on job-hunt-going-well-ness!

Also yes, i've been told there is no motorway all the way to hollyhead.
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[User Picture]From: motosycho
2008-09-17 09:58 pm (UTC)
Dont forget the highly illegal speeds and near misses ^^
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