May. 17th, 2010

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As much as I hate fighting, mainly because I don't deal well with being angry and I turn into a mean, snide bitch, I find it helpful, cathartic, and quite productive. Adam and I spent most of the day in snit, with two blow outs in between. At the end of the day, we were exhausted but had worked out some hidden resentments and I had some flashes of insight into myself.

This morning I feel a little hung over from the intensity of yesterday, but it's fresh beautiful morning, Bennett is extra cute, and the day is chock full of goodness: play group, grocery shopping, a trip to the library, a visit to the Welsh-language day care (we're hoping to put B in for two half-days a week) and amazing lentil soup leftovers for dinner.
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Day 02




What's not to love? Brilliant dancing and music. Moving plot. A love story. Funny. Downright gay. I adore this movie. I have auditioned with the songs. I was a Jet girl in 11th grade for the school musical.



I love Bernstein. Just love. And this song seems quite current in light of the immigration issues both in the States and in the UK.

London!

May. 17th, 2010 09:54 pm
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This post/question session is for those who know London at all.

In three weeks I'm back to Roehampton. This time I'll have Friday evening to myself, which I plan to fill with a movie and dinner (either in Putney or in Richmond), Saturday is an all day conference and then I think I'm going out to dinner with my advisers and fellow scholars. Sunday is an entire day free. I will be back in the area two weeks later and then three weeks after that. What do I do with myself on my Sundays?? There are SO MANY choices! I don't know where to begin. The Tates, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the British National Library, the different Castles, the different gardens and parks, various bookshops. And on and on. What's reasonable to fit into a single day? I have no idea where to start. Do I go into the city? Or do I stay near the Roehampton area and explore Richmond, Mortlake (John Dee's house!), Richmond Park? I'm overwhelmed by choice. I plan on getting an oyster card to facilitate public transport.

Lastly, does anyone know if you can walk the Thames? Like, is there a path that I could just meander on, or is it broken up by sections that don't allow pedestrians? I fell in love with the Thames on the last trip and want to explore it more. I even picked up Peter Ackroyd's book, Thames: Sacred River (same guy who wrote London: the biography) today at the library.

Thanks for any and all suggestions!

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