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09 April 2008 @ 08:57 pm
I hate trains  
I'm back from the British Library visit. It's ten to nine right now (well, nearly five to). If I was working in the morning there's no way I could eat anything this late and still be able to sleep. And I am just home. Well, I've had time to make a cup of tea and that's it.

The library was fascinating, even though we didn't actually see the bit that relates to my job, but it was an hour long tour. It took us five hours to get there, and six hours to get back (bloody points failure outside Edinburgh) and then I had a one hour journey home after that. (To those of you who know what this means - platform 3 to platform 11A (front train) *sigh*)

Kinda... not worth it really. (Plus on the way down I was chatting to my colleagues, and on the way back I was sitting next to random bloke who was reading Carpe Jugulum. Which would have been fine, except it was my copy of Carpe Jugulum that he was reading over my shoulder. So I couldn't write porn. Dammit.)

And now I have to get my laundry sorted and get the house ready for me not being here all weekend.

And did I hear right? Alan's had to cancel Complete? *pouts*
Current Mood: soresore
snake eyes and deja vu: Firefly Blue Sunsorchasilver on April 9th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a very long journey of little point. 11 hours travelling to one hour tour? Ouch!

And yes, sadly Alan had to cancel, he's got a new show for ABC apparently, and although he had hoped to be able to come Fri/Sat and fly back Sun, it's not going to happen. :(

LAUNDRY! I need to do some of that!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: serenity - bastardsnowwhiskyinmind on April 10th, 2008 11:06 am (UTC)
It was interesting, don't gte me wrong, but... the journey was more than a little ridiculous. Especially when we joined the train on the way back and people were in our reserved seats...

That's really cool Alan has a new show, but boo that he's not going to be there!

My sister just called and said "Can I come down this afternoon?" and since I'm not gonna see her or the kids for a couple of weeks I said yes... now I have all the laundry in my nedroom and am hoping like hell it gets to dry out there...
velvetwhip: Piss Off by emeraldswanvelvetwhip on April 9th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
The man was reading over your shoulder?!?! How RUDE!

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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: buffy//grad day - mewhiskyinmind on April 10th, 2008 11:09 am (UTC)
*Sporkage* ftw.

I got a diet coke in the canteen 'cause I'd bought a sandwich for the train but didn't eat it.

11a sucks out loud, for being a temporary platform it suddenly seems remarkably permanent!
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on April 10th, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
What?! Alan's cancelled? This is not the news I want to hear!! He had a plane ticket and everything..... :(

You were in London yesterday? So was I!:) After a grand total of at most three hours sleep - with breaks - I left the house at 6am and got back at 8pm and managed to stay more or less awake and alert for the whole day. Bit sleepy now though! We should have used our brains - taken today off and stayed down for Complete! But that would have required planning and forethought and since there is a load of washing on right now and I'm planning one mad dash into town at lunchtime, one mad dash to a supermarket this evening, and a final quick dash into town tomorrow morning, it probably would have required more planning and forethought than I'm capable of!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: serenity - bastardsnowwhiskyinmind on April 10th, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
He has, yeah. Great that he's got a new show, but sucks for us really!

Not London - Boston Spa, the Document Supply Centre of the BL.

Luckily I took today off, but now have to prepare for an influx of small choldren 'cause Sis is on her way down the road to use my computer... Joy.
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on April 10th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
On the upside Sean has said that even though he may not be able to get a replacement for Alan at this stage, he has replacements for Summer and Jamie Bamber - so that's of the good.

Now I remember that it wasn't London. When you said British Library I just assumed having walked past it yesterday.

Good plan to take the day off. I ended up going for lunch with my boss so didn't go down the hill to try to find replacement trousers for my holey ones. So over the weekend I may well be mainly wearing holey trousers! :)

Hope the influx isn't too tiring or more time consuming than you'd like.
bitterbird on April 11th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
wow what a long day, sorry you had to travel so much
hope you get everything sorted so you can enjoy your weekend hon