Archive for November, 2009

London Day 8

Posted: November 30, 2009 in Uncategorized

Hello all,

Today was fun but very rainy. I’m really glad that I brought my umbrella! Today was extra fun because I got to hang out with one of Nik and Christine’s friends, Julia. She’s practicing law in London and had Sunday off so we hung out. It was fun. We walked around a little bit (due to the rain), did some shopping and hung out at cafes and chatted. It was a nice, chill day.

She gave me a term – higgledy piggledy, which means something like scattered or mish-mosh. I looked it up in wikipedia and learned that it is known as a double dactyl in literature. It is a verse form that usually begins a English poem or limerick like this . . .

Higgledy piggledy,
Benjamin Harrison,
Twenty-third president
Was, and, as such,

Served between Clevelands and
Save for this trivial
Idiosyncrasy,
Didn’t do much.

It has a certain rhythm like triplets . . . DA-da-da, DA-da-da. I may have over-thought this . . .

London Day 7 Extra

Posted: November 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

As promised, my stint on the BBC Breakfast show. No one recognized me on the streets, though. Not quite famous YET . . .

London Day 7

Posted: November 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

Hey guys and gals! Thanks for the awesome posts! Keep em comin’. 🙂

So today I got to explore a bit of the city. It was fun and I got pretty good at using the Tube (London underground.) You’ll hear more about that in the video, though. Always an adventure . . . Oh, and waking up to myself on TV was cool, too. This will be one of two posts for tonight. I will post the BBC thing separately. Tomorrow will be fun. I should be meeting up with a friend of Nik’s for more adventures.

Stay tuned.

London Day 6

Posted: November 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

Back in London! Another long day but very satisfying. Just a couple of terms for ya –

A smash – a car accident
“Ho hum, falderie-dee” – Oh well, what will be will be
Streets ahead – brilliant or way ahead of the rest
Windy pops – farts (usually from children)
“First up best dressed” – The early bird . . .

Observation – they spell tires “tyres”. Cool.
Also, TJ Maxx in England is TK Maxx

I had this for energy today during the shoot . . .

It was yummy but tasted like liquid bubble gum . . . with fizz. I believe it’s Irish. Our camera man, Ferdy was Irish. Awesome dude!