I am in an internet cafe in London while waiting to check into a hotel. Sweetpea is about to lose her mind without her MySpace. Kids her age use that for everything… mail, photos, blogging, etc. There are a bunch of internet computers in airports and other public places, but she can’t log on to her page from those. Expensive, those bastards, about $3 for fifteen minutes.
This internet cafe, $2, and you can stay on the computer all day long. No breaks though.
Anyway. London. I don’t love this place. Okay I don’t even like it. Sweetpea said she loves London and I really think she just likes that they speak English here. The English countryside is okay. But, London. I say every time, “This is my last trip to London.”
We just got to the city last night, were in another part of England visiting a friend for a few days and then another place for a couple of days. The friend, Liv, had me laughing for about 4 solid days. Good cure for jet lag.
She showed me her Book of Nightmares and Joys. This is the book where she keeps one photo of each student she hosts. These students are people of all ages, foreigners who come to the university nearby to polish their English. They stay anywhere from one week to nine months. I loved hearing her stories about each one of these people.
The one that stands out the most is the sound engineer from Tokyo who took a six hour train ride from her house to Liverpool just to walk across Abbey Road. He then hopped the train and rode the six hours back the same day.
Back to London. Last night the girls and I nipped into a bookstore and bought a slew of tabloids and just sat on the beds and read all this crazy trashy stuff about people we have never heard of. Shocking, those things. Oh, oh, oh. I saw that documentary about Princess Di where they showed some never before seen photos of her fatal car crash. If you haven’t seen it, you haven’t missed anything. There may be one photo they showed of her in the car and it is so grainy and has her face blurred. What a scam. I couldn’t tell what I was looking at.
Will be off to some museums now. Ta…