Sunday, 22 July 2007

July 9th: Day 37- LAST DAY

Today was really sad, riding the tube for the last time, walking past Sainsbury's and Betty's for the last time. Went to grab breakfast with the flat with all the change the guys had been collecting over the past 5 weeks. Bus picked us up and we went to the airport to head back to the states.

Haiku of the Day:

Time to pack it up,
It is a bittersweet day.
Back to the US.

July 8th: Day 36

Speakers corner was awesome. But you have to go knowing that you are going to see really intense people preaching and speaking their minds with such conviction that any other opinion other than their own is simply wrong. In some respect you have to be a little close-minded to get up there and talk. Except there was this Polish boy who was probably no older than 9 or 10 and he was up on a soap box talking about environmental issues. It was kind of hard to understand him, but I was impressed that he was able to get up in front of the crowd and talk at all. There are a lot of people talking all at once there, so you can move from conversation to conversation. Went to Harrods, that place is crazy. Over 300 types of cheese and 150 different kinds of olives (to give you an idea). Went out for a flat dinner that night. And then to the After Skool Klub (or something like that).

Haiku of the Day:

Some more Tour de France,
Democracy at it's best,
Harrods is crazy.

July 7th: Day 35

The Tour de France wasn't really anything THAT cool. I mean I am glad I went, and I went just to say I was there, but you would wait like an hour to see a cycler speed by you in half of a second. But like I said, if the Tour de France is coming to London you have to go. Oh and I went back to Portabello Road today to get the rest of my gifts for people.

Haiku of the Day:

Catch up on some sleep,
Back to Portabello Rd.,
And the Tour de France.

July 5th/6th: Days 33/34

WIMBLEDON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really cannot even write about this two day experience including sleeping on the street (cardboard boxes, garbage bags and all), in the freezing cold and rain, being on Norwegian television, waiting for about 24 hours, getting third row court one seats, seeing great tennis (including the most intense 5.5 hour match and 145mph serves). It was probably among the top 3 greatest experiences of the entire trip. Ask me about it in person. And you want to see pictures. Trust me.

Haiku of the Day:

Norwegian TV,
Coldest I have ever been,
Just no freakn' words.

July 4th: Day 32

The best meal I had all trip = 5 course greek meal at Lomonia. The canal ride was nice and relaxing. Touched slime so that John would clean the flat. I got a lot of compliments on my mohawk that night for our 80s/red white and blue 4th of July flat party. Maybe I should consider a change of hairstyle. Happy Independence Day!!!

Haiku of the Day:

Heights at Penrose Hil,
Fairwell Lunch at Lomonia,
And the canal trip.

July 3rd: Day 31

Today was another free day so I finally got to go and see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. I have never seen so many people in one spot in my life. It was nuts. I got great pictures thanks to the zoom on my camera. I am glad I got to see it. It was weird though, when the procession of guards finally got into the Palace gates, the first song they played was the theme song to Pirates of the Caribbean. Then we went to the guards museum to learn a bit about the history. The rest of the day was pretty much the internet and more rain.

Haiku of the Day:

Changing of the guards,
Pirates of the Caribbean,
Internet-more rain.

July 2nd: Day 30

Morag was a good visit, have not heard much about exhibition design before so that was interesting. But today's winner was Nadav Kander, by far. He was just one of the coolest guys. A few semesters ago I did a presentation about him for my ad class, so it was really cool to know all a lot of information about him and then to hear him talk in person. It poured on the way home, I mean we were absolutely soaked. Watched X-men that night, and just relaxed, it was nice.

Haiku of the Day:

Morag Myerscough,
Nadav Kander thanks to Ann,
Got completely soaked.

Quotes of the day,
"Mistakes don't happen as easily on the computer." - Nadav Kander
"Finish your own book"