June 06, 2005

only 13 weeks away...

I am very fickle when it comes to the concept of time at this very moment (hee hee). On one hand, I want thirteen weeks to pass by right-quick, in the blink of an eye. In thirteen weeks Erik and I will be travelling to London for about a week. Ever since my previous trip there in late-March of 2002, I've longed to return.

This time I'll make it out to Oxford, for a (GEEK ALERT!) tour of the MINI manufacturing plant. We'll be taking a full-day tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and the beautiful town, Bath. While I've visited both Bath and Stonehenge before, this time the trip to Bath will include a private, night-time, torch-lit tour of the Roman Baths. Tres cool.

And Erik's never been, so I will be able to share my awe and wonderment of places like the British Museum and, furthermore, Westminster Abbey, with him. It's gonna be awesome. And time there will mean time spent away from work, the idea of which, right now, I value above almost all things.

On the OTHER hand... I don't really want the summer to end. I have a feeling this summer is going to be filled with a lot of fun weekends, and I get every other Friday off early, and the days are longer, and something about summertime (even though I no longer get those three months off every year that I did as a schoolchild) still appeals to me. And the traffic's lighter. Less traffic = more time to sleep in.

At this very moment, I just want this workday to be over. No, this work-week. Why can't we get stuck on a weekend forever and ever? Blech.


posted by julie at June 6, 2005 04:38 PM

things people have said

Dude, you are SO coming to my 'hood!!!! Can we get together for a drink some night while you're here? That would be awesome! When exactly will you be in London?

so said: Rachel at June 7, 2005 06:06 AM

Hmmm...does 'a drink' involve a pint of bitter at a pub, by any chance? Cuz while all of the sights and sounds of London sound awesome, I'm secretly (well, not so secretly anymore) going in order to drink British beers in a locale where they can be called domestics.

so said: erik at June 7, 2005 08:10 AM

Rach,
We're gonna be out there from Sept 7th through Sept 14th. I was very much looking forward to getting together with you while we're out there! I'll send you an email to give you all the details once they're solid, mkay?

so said: julie (me) at June 7, 2005 08:44 AM

Yippee!!!!!

Mkay, I'll look out for your confirmation email once you're all set! Yes, Erik, a 'drink' does involve a pint of bitter at a pub, perhaps several (pubs and pints)! Depending on how much time you have, if you guys come daaaan saaaaaaf where I live, in SW15, it is great 'pub crawl' turf. It will make you happy to have access to such great public transport!

so said: Rachel at June 8, 2005 06:40 AM



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