30 March 2007

Friday's Top Five: The Other Side of the World

Well, since apparently ONLY CHERRYRIDE MISSED ME (hrmph), there will be no full trip report today. Just the highlights. I give you Friday's Top Five.
  1. Singapore is a city, an island, and a country all rolled into one...and it reminded me of LA meeting London in an Asian climate. I ate at California Pizza Kitchen and drank Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf every day. The most Asian thing about Singapore was the heat.
  2. Perth and Western Australia were amazing. I spent a few days in Perth and then the rest of the time in Dunsborough (about 3 hours drive south). I loved everything. EVERYTHING. From fantastic seafood, to the fresh air, to wine country, to the pristine beaches, to chasing dolphins, to the friendly people, to the birds called Shags, to the muscle cars (which made me laugh), to bartenders that try to make a martini with cointreau. *sigh* I loved Australia.
  3. Aussie men are hot. Seriously. Hot.
  4. There is nothing to do in Perth on a Wednesday night except hang out with a rock band from LA. (I am soooo famous).
  5. An American accent can be an asset. Especially in Oz.

Happy Friday all!

29 March 2007

Guess Who's Back? Back Again...

Did you miss me?

14 March 2007

Gone Exploring

Just so I don't leave the blog with the neighbours brief sexcapades as my top story...a farewell to you all! I may try to log on from the road but I have decided that I am not taking my laptop (A TRUE HOLIDAY!!) By the time most of you read this I will be winging my way Southeast and anticipating spending St. Pat's day in an Irish pub in Singapore...I can't begin to imagine what that will be like!

Picture me here:
And here:

And finally, here:

As Cherryride said, Jealouscakes?

13 March 2007

Sound is a Compression Wave

"The back-and-forth vibration of an object creates the compression waves of sound. The motions of a loudspeaker cone, drumhead and guitar string are good examples of vibration that cause compression waves. This is different than the up and down or transverse motion of a water wave. (See General Wave Motion for more information.)"

In other words, dear upstairs neighbor, when your bed is moving back-and-forth and squeaking like a god damn whistle at 3.20 in the morning, EVERYONE CAN HEAR IT...especially those trying desperately to conquer jet lag who had finally fallen asleep but then couldn't fall back asleep for the next 3 hours (even though you were done in 2 minutes).

Have you considered felt tips for the bed against the wooden floorboards? Or maybe some WD-40?

At least you were quick.

12 March 2007

Don't y'all know y'all can't hold me down

Back in London for a minute (3 days exactly) before I fly away to Singapore and Perth, Australia. As I struggle with jet lag today, I have applied for my electronic visa thingie for Australia, got my books on Singapore and Australia here at my desk, and am looking forward to the 12+ hour flight (not).

I don't even begin to know how to recover from that kind of flight + time change. It's not the most anticipated part of the trip. I think spending St Patrick's day in an Irish pub in Singapore might be!

Weather today in Singapore: 82F/28C and mostly cloudy. I can live with that.
Weather today in Perth: 75F/24C and fair. I can also live with that.

What I can't live with is the discussion of beach time in Perth and the thought I may have to put on a bikini in March. Even though I knew it was coming, I am just not prepared. Maybe I can find a hidden cove somewhere...or will I get eaten by a croc if I do that?

08 March 2007

It's Official

Took the quiz and got the results. Good thing I'm hopping on a plane on Saturday to go back...

You Belong in the UK

A little proper, a little saucy.
You're so witty and charming...
No one notices your curry breath

06 March 2007

Gone Shopping

You can find me in any one of many fine shopping establishments in the greater Seattle area (if I am not face down in a burrito).

Back soon...

02 March 2007

Friday's Top Ten: Ways You Know You are a Londoner

Plagerised from an oldie but a goodie...

  1. Hookers and the homeless are invisible
  2. You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression
  3. The UK west of Heathrow is still theoretical to you
  4. £50 of groceries fits into one bag
  5. You consider someone throwing themselves under a tube train to be an annoyingly selfish act.
  6. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Shepherds Bush to Elephant & Castle at 3:30 on the Friday before a long weekend, but can't find Dorset on a map.
  7. You say "City" and expect everyone to know which one.
  8. You've considered stabbing someone.
  9. Your idea of 'personal space' is no one actually standing on you.
  10. You actually take fashion seriously.