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December 21, 2008

Out and about

Went with Jasper to Billingsgate Fish Market , which is no longer a market but a convention center type place. He and I took Southwest Trains to Waterloo, then two tube lines (Northern and District) to get there. On the way back I took the District to Hammersmith and then caught the number 33 bus to East Sheen. The changed around all the platforms at Hammersmith which baffled me a bit, but I soon sorted it out.

December 18, 2008

London, Baby!

The plane was 45 minutes early! We must have had a wicked tailwind. Good as that is, the full plane was a nightmare. I was on the verge of killing that kid in front of me who could not sit still and leave his seat back alone. But I am here now. I made it.

December 15, 2008

Last day of work for 2008

Let's hope only for 2008.
Tomorrow is get ready for travel day. I get to do all my laundry so I will have a full palette of wearables to choose from as I make packing selections. London weather may be damp, but it is not as cold as the US in the winter so no heavy coats will be needed. This is good because there is no time for dry cleaning anything.
I will only take two cases - one huge one to check, and a small carry-on, both with wheels since I am not in the mood to carry anything. I have fresh batteries for all my electronics - which I tend not to use anyway so why do I take them all? I have a recent book, The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, which I have managed only to just start even though I have had it for a month.
Yep, London here we come!

December 12, 2008

The Full Moon

It is some 30k kilometers closer that is has been in 15 years! Woo! The crazies will be out there tonight!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7779294.stm

December 10, 2008

One more week to go

Then London! Everything is arranged. Christmas gifts all set. Plane tickets bought. There was a small problem of an unassigned seat on the return flight, but I logged in and 2 were available so I snagged 38J - not my first choice, but a choice nonetheless. Sue will be feeding Kittay, Katie is doing both airport runs this year. Let us hope the good WX holds and O'Hare is not acting up.

December 07, 2008

Disco Webberz

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

December 06, 2008

The First Snow

It was less than an inch in depth, but driving was slow and slippery. No salt trucks were seen, salt has been deemed too expensive to spread on a weekend.
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The wild beast is getting used to going out in the cold and snow - I think he may even like it a bit.

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December 04, 2008

Spaghetti Cat

My cat will eat spaghetti too.

December 03, 2008

Prop 8 - The Musical

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

December 02, 2008

Comments enabled (with authentication)

I have been dicking around with the templates and I think I have found the answer to make it work. I have tested it with my login and with Kelly's and so far, so good. I know folks haven't been able to comment for, oh, a couple of years and have probably given up on me. Yet I ask you to give it a try again. Please!

December 01, 2008

Talk Turkey!

This was a scrumptious bird.

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