American Gods
By Dwip May 31, 2004 at 11:49 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

I wish I could say that I had a good weekend, but of course I had a fairly miserable one – coughing and hacking up bits of green crap, the usual fun of being sick. Still, I felt well enough to go back to school today, which resolved itself in an excessively random coughing fit in the bathroom at AHA, which turned out to be the coughing fit of the gods – went on for a good five minutes, brought tears to my eyes, the whole deal. Also left me standing there with one of those feelings one gets from time to time, along the lines of “I’m standing in a tiny little trapezoidal bathroom, painted red, and furnished in […]


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The Wretched
By Dwip May 27, 2004 at 11:42 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

So pretty much this week has been a “Black Plague 1, Europe 0” sort of a thing. Because I sure am sick. This wasn’t particularly apparent on Saturday when the St. Alban’s fiasco happened, but by Sunday it was pretty clear that All Was Not Right With the World. When you and your partner are sitting down working on your presentation, and you basically fall asleep in the chair, you know that either your presentation is boring as hell, or you’re just that sick, and I knew the presentation wasn’t THAT bad. Cue Monday. I’m really tired, pretty congested, but I go into school anyway, because hey, meeting and play tonight. Can’t miss those. And I don’t, even though I […]


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The Boxer
By Dwip May 22, 2004 at 9:56 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

And getting to St. Albans today to meet SNR was something like this: Announcer: And in this corner, we have Dwip, who needs to be in St. Albans by 1, because that’s what he told SNR, who’s sacrificing his lunch break to be there! Crowd: Oooo… Announcer: And in this corner, we have the undefeated champion! The entire London Underground and Silverlink Trains network! Crowd: *hushed silence* Announcer: And it’s 10:50 as Dwip goes for Eastcote Station to get the Metropolitan Line to Euston. But wait! London Underground has pulled the infamous “Engineering work forces you to take a slow Picadilly train” move! The train doesn’t arrive at Eastcote until 11:23, and Dwip’s train to Watford Junction leaves at 12:15! […]


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Years Later…
By Dwip May 22, 2004 at 1:26 am Comments (8) RSS Feed for this post

Tharavel! Getcher completed Tharavel doc here! Or email me, or something.


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Here Comes the Sun
By Dwip May 21, 2004 at 6:11 am Comments Off on Here Comes the Sun RSS Feed for this post

I crave ice cream. Went for my Rolo McFlurry yesterday, and two different McDonalds didn’t feel like giving it to me for various reasons. Then today at Waterloo Station, it being not just sauna hot but infernal pits of hell hot, I decided that the McDonalds there could hook me up, but of course their machine broke too. So I had to content myself with this gigantic butter croiscant that was really good. But it wasn’t filled with ice cream, so the effect was moot. But wait, you ask. Why was I in Waterloo Station in the first place? Obviously to jump a train to Hampton Court palace. Henry VIII’s house. Which, it being the place where the king hung […]


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The Longest Week
By Dwip May 18, 2004 at 12:08 pm Comments (13) RSS Feed for this post

5/14/04 Or so it’s seemed, anyway. No sleep, you see. Terrible thing, no sleep. Makes Dwip a rather poor conversational companion, and such. Yeah. So the first of our Sleepless in London days was Wednesday, which just so happened to be Dustin’s 21st birthday. Astute readers will know what happened next. Yes, we did in fact take over not only a wine bar near the British Museum, but when that closed, we took over the Museum Tavern pub. Dustin indeed got very drunk, most of which I was there for, and apparently after I left in a vain attempt to, you know, get sleep before class at 10 the next morning, there was some good old fashioned drunken text messaging […]


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The Long and Winding Road
By Dwip May 9, 2004 at 8:25 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

So many titles for this one… “No Dogs on the City Walls” was one that didn’t make the cut – it’s a sign on the York city walls. More I’ve forgotten. This one is the best, though, I think. You’ll see. In any case, here’s the record of my six days, Canterbury, York, Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall, and a few points in between. Enjoy. 5/3/04 Canterbury Live from atop the Dane John Mound, Canterbury. This used to be the site of a Norman motte and bailey timber fort a thousand years ago in William the Conqueror’s time. Now it’s the centerpiece of a large park. It’s about sixty or seventy feet above ground level, which gives it a nice view of […]


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When the Rain Comes
By Dwip May 1, 2004 at 1:48 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Winchester – 4/30/04 And today I went off to…get ready for it…Winchester. Olde Capitole of Ye Englishe around William the Conqueror’s time or so. So suitably back in the day for our purposes, not to mention it was the third most important city in Roman Britain, or so they say. I should point out that it was bloody well freezing and wet the entire time I was there, which led me on a good chase for a shop to buy a hat in, but all the hat shops seem to have fled to Oxford, since I found many in Oxford, and none in Winchester. But Winchester seems to have all the ice cream and shoe stores. Don’t ask me why. […]


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