Wednesday, November 16, 2005

A rare sighting of Sean

A rare sighting of Sean

This is as close to heaven as Jason can get.


More of the 18th


The 18th


Looking from the 18th Tee


The Old Course


St. Andrews


Saturday, November 12, 2005

The World Tour has been canceled

Yes you read that correctly. the long of the short of it is this, I have averaged 3.5 hours of sleep a night for the last 5 nights. This is the worst case of insomnia I have had in over 5 years and I can't take it anymore, 3 benedryl 2 hours before bed do nothing. Lunesta (prescription) sucks because it leaves a horrible bitter taste in my mouth all day, it makes water taste bad, milk tastes sour and in general ruins any food I eat. On top of the insomnia I have had a low grade fever for the last 3 days with body aches. So all in all a crappy trip. I did enjoy going to Scotland with Jason, we spent time in St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Glasgow. The weather was great for this time of year the first 2 days. I got what I believe will be amazing shots of the "Old Course" at St. Andrews. Jason said I could be here a month this time of year and never get sun like we had that second day. I am excited about that at least. Scotland is very pretty, it's a lot like Ireland in my mind but don't tell a scot that.

So where does this leave me? I am currently in London waiting for my flight back to Newark at 2:40pm (pop, I will be in Chester by 7 pm tonight). I will return to NJ for the weekend and after that I honestly have no idea what is next. Well that may not be entirely true, it maybe time for me to hole up in a cabin in the woods and start work on my manifesto for awhile. I do know this, my passport will not be stamped for some time to come, I'm done with it. Does this mean you are going to get a job, find a place to live and settle down? Let me check the magic 8 ball.....don't count on it. Man is that 8 ball accurate or what.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

French Weather Report

French Weather Report
I will see how things are in France at the end of the week and see if I just skip France and go straight to Holland

I have made it to London

I got in around 8pm tonight. Jason and I fly out tomorrow around 10 am for Scotland. I got maybe 3 hours of sleep last night so I slept for the first 3 hours of the flight. The choice of breakfast this morning was a standard English breakfast (eggs, sausage (bangers) and a hot tomato slice) or you could get chicken and rice for breakfast. I passed on both, I mean, chicken and rice for breakfast, what's up with that?

That's about all for tonight. I will try and update you tomorrow.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Jefferson went to Paris, Franklin went to Paris. Now, it's my turn, god help the French

I am in the final stages of preparation for the tours second leg in Western Europe. I spent the day rounding up the last of the supplies for the trip. The main things I picked up was the "Top 10" guides for London, Paris, Amsterdam and Scotland. They are pocket guides that give you just the main highlights that should not be missed. They should help with finding the main tourist areas to maximize my time in each city.

Now the last thing I picked up may turn out to help me or just piss the French off more. I downloaded an audiobook titked "In-Flight French" and it claims to be able to teach me the 100 most used words that will get you by in France. It is about an hour so I will try and listen to it at least 10 times before I get to France. I have been told that if you can say some basic greetings, phrases and questions the French will be more apt to speak to me in english. I will test this theory and let you know how that works out. My biggest fear is since it took 4 years to get through Spanish 1 (there is a whole story to those 4 years but I don't want to get into it here), ten hours may not be enough. I am going to give it my best, I don't want to do anything that makes the French hate Americans more.