Happy New Year, everyone!
It’s scary to think it’s now been 9 years since the tick of the clock to 2000. To think, I had so many plans back then… that… er… mostly involved… ok, so I can’t remember a single one of those plans for the life of me, but I think they mostly involved getting through school and having a car. That’s me, ambitious as all heck.
So, er, here’s to more plans! Or plain ol’ spontaneity, as the case may well be.
Jon Stewart is still in fine form:
Turns out, US Customs can search and seize laptops at will:
Laptops and other electronic devices can be seized [by Customs officials] without reason, their contents copied, and the hardware returned hours or even weeks later.
Holee fuck me. Between this and the TSA, I’m never going to the US again.
In HK, at work. Great view over the harbour here, though the haze means it’s not half as spectacular as it could be. I feel like a bit of a country bumpkin coming here from London, because there’s hardly a building worth talking about that’s not at least 30 floors. “Crick in the neck” doesn’t even begin to describe it.
HK trip 95% confirmed – go on, what are your tips? What to see, what to do, what kind of weather, what food to eat, etc?
Big Monopoly Tour update. Covered half the board nearly – Whitehall, Pall Mall, Northumberland Av, Bow St, Trafalgar Square, The Strand, Fleet St, Piccadilly, Coventry St, Leicester Square, and Bond St. Leaves Marlborough St, Park Lane, Mayfair, the entire first row and most of the stations to go, yet.
Let me count the ways: free showers, free massage chairs, cinema in the airport, hotel in the airport (for those really long layovers), perfect-place-to-relax banana chairs, laptop charing points, and oh, free wifi. Man, I don’t think I’ll travel through anywhere else ever again if I have the choice.
Yeah, I’m here for about 4 hours all up – flight delay leads to flight delay and our next slot is at 3 AM Singapore time (conveniently enough, 8PM London time and thus just spot on to getting internal clock aligned. As long as I can avoid napping here…)
My first proper holiday – in the sense that I’m not going somewhere new and possibly exciting, I’m just going to take it easy and relax – is about to begin! With a 20 hour flight ;_; Man, Australia really is a ridiculously long way away from the rest of the world/action.
I’ll be in Melbourne from the morning of 3rd Sept to the evening of the 5th; all you people in Melbourne better have time for me some time in those 3 days because I’m coming a long way, dammit, and I don’t want to spend 3 days doing bugger all in Melbourne. I have better places to do bugger all.
Um. Better do this packing proper-like eh?
I remember playing Monopoly as a kid and thinking, “I’ve so got to visit all these places one day…” (what, no-one else?)
And now I’m here in London. And those streets on the Monopoly board? They’re real!
I know, I couldn’t believe it either. So I got my faithful Google Maps out and mapped it. And I’m going to tick it off one by one while I’m here =)
I’m not going to go all out and do it all in one day – that would be a pointless waste of time, right? But I am going to connive situations which land me near one of those spots, and whip the camera out to take evidence. Oh and look around too so next time I play, I know what I’m playing for.
The tour has begun! Check out my flickr monopoly tag =)