Saturday, August 16, 2008

In London.

Its Saturday and I'm in London. Didn't feel that well today. I think traveling is catching up with me. I slept most of the day. I wandered over to a restaurant across from the hotel, its called "The English Maid". Its on a boat permanently docked in the Themes River, right inbetween Vauxhall and Lambeth bridges.
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They have free wireless and plasma TV's. Food is reasonably priced. So thats where I write this post from.

I flew out Wed evening from Raleigh to London Heathrow. The nice thing is that American Air now has a non-stop flight. The only bummer was I landed at 0630 in the morning and took the Heathrow Express train from the airport to Paddington Station in downtown London. Then switched to the underground and on to Victoria Station, then changed to Victoria Line and on to Vauxhall station. All the while humping my overly heavy computer bag and suitcase. From there I had a 10 min walk to the hotel. I was hoping to check in, shower and then head to the office. No such luck. My room wasn't ready so all I could do was drop my bag off and take the 10min walk with my large ass computer bag to the office.

I met up with a member of my team, Amit. We went out to the Morbeth Arms pub for a pint and then ended up staying there for dinner. Matt Zimmerman joined us so a good time was had.

Friday was a late day at the office trying to finish up lots of little nitpicky things before the week end.

Not sure what to do tomorrow. Hopefully this headache will go away.

~pete

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