Tuesday, March 18, 2008

London scorecard

Birthday parties attended: 1
Combined age of attendees, in years (estimated): 1118
Average age of attendees, in years (estimated): 46.6
Number of attendees who were the same age as the host/guest of honour: 9
Languages that I heard spoken at the party: 7
Languages that I spoke at the party: 2 (French 70%, English 30%)
Hours away from home: 98
Hours spent in transit: 16
    of which actually in flight: 3.3
Hours in London: 82
Hours spent waiting for taxis, busses and Tube trains: 1.25
Hours spent walking in Richmond Park: 3
Minutes spent attempting to get online via Post Office DSL: 45
Minutes spent online: 0
Indian meals consumed: 3
    of which vegetarian: 1
Italian meals consumed: 1
Greek meals consumed: 1
English breakfasts consumed: 2
Pints of Guinness consumed: 1
Pints of Cobra beer consumed: 2.5
Pints of other beer consumed: 3
Glasses of Jameson's Irish Whisky consumed: 1
Glasses of Remy Martin VSOP consumed: 1
Glasses of Italian red wine consumed: 5
Books carried with me from Germany, to read on the way: 1
Pages of said book that were read on the way: 0
Locally-available books read: 1
Books bought: 10
Music CDs bought: 1
Music CDs "ripped" i.e. stolen: 1
Strangers flirted with in the Tube: 1
Strangers flirted with in bookshops: 1
Art exhibitions viewed: 1
Sightings of St. Paul's Cathedral: 2
Visits to St. Paul's Cathedral: 0
Sightings of Sir Norman Foster's Thames Bridge: 1
Crossings of Sir Norman Foster's Thames Bridge: 0
Blogging buddies met in RL: 1
SecondLife buddies met in RL: 0
Persons I met who had heard of either blogging or SecondLife: 0

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Blogger zhoen said...

So, a drink every seven hours, how did you mange?

So, people you "met" meaning those who you did not know before, or else there is a blogger who doesn't know about blogging.

Sounds wonderfully exhausting.

March 18, 2008 at 7:19:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Pacian said...

In England blogging is called 'thrazing' and SecondLife is known as 'VirtualBobface'.

You did know that, right?

March 18, 2008 at 8:22:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

Zhoen: thanks for pointing that out, I have attached a ticklertext to the Zero. I did indeed mean "people I met," the blogger is self-aware. The trip was indeed wonderful and exhausting, and made me remember both how much I enjoyed London as a student and how delighted I was to escape it.

Pacian: well, that explains an awful lot. They must have thought I was right daft, aye.

March 18, 2008 at 8:50:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Anonymous s'toon said...

I would love to berate you over not reading the book you bought but instead reading another and buying ten, but as I'm sure you are aware, I would have no leg to stand on in that instance. Therefore: good job Udge, way to represent the team!

March 19, 2008 at 1:15:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

Blood is thicker than India Pale Ale, as they say.

March 19, 2008 at 1:59:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Anonymous JoeInVegas said...

How about a few counts to follow that last:
Number of people who now know about SL:
Number of people bored to tears after SL explanations:
Total hours of laughter and enjoyment produced by the trip:
Number of memories that will be played back as time goes on:

March 19, 2008 at 5:31:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Lioness said...

God, the list was as fun as the comments! ROCK ON.

March 21, 2008 at 10:43:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Anonymous Shari said...

Udge, I never have
nor ever will visit SL, and kind of
glaze over your descriptions of it.
Number of people bored to tears after SL explanations: count me in!!!!

But I love the rest of your blog.

This list was a classic reason why.
Very cool. You are cool.

March 26, 2008 at 11:38:00 a.m. GMT+1  

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