Tower of London

Tower of London

Thursday, July 16, 2009

More Random Thoughts…

*** People either have to be a professional driver or have nerves of steel to drive in this city. I have never seen anything like it. The only thing scarier in this city than the motor vehicles are the people who ride bikes. While I love that they are leading the green revolution, my heart cannot take it. Please, I do not want to be smooshed on the street. Pretty please.

*** A note to young women: If you are going to ride on escalators, please wear panties. Or at least have the sense to wear a skirt down to your knees. While the men might appreciate the peepshow, this is exactly what your mom meant when she told you to have some dignity.

*** Note to Self: London hands out newspapers on the corners for free, there are ads for new books posted all over the subway and prominent ad space is often dedicated to an upcoming or new release (awesome!). What are these wonderful literature loving Brits doing that Americans are not? Is it the way reading is promoted in the school systems, is it the libraries, is it just such a part of their culture that no one thinks much of it? Ponder about this for awhile while reconsidering paper topic.

*** I have heard that London is for men’s suits what France is for women’s fashion. Let me assure you, this is the truth. The suits here are unbelievable. They can make any man and turn him into a 12 just by looking at his suit. My husband loves suits, so maybe this is why the obsession- but seriously the cut and material are fantastic. I never thought I could like a man in a suit so much! Honey, send me your measurements. Flipper’s going shopping. By the way, the big trend in men’s suits this year is pinstripes.

*** Public make out sessions are a huge thing here. I get the whole in love in Europe thing, I just thought it was more likely to happen on the mainland. Maybe it is a big city thing. Anything that puts more love out there is cool with me, but even I have to wonder when room keys need to start being distributed for public safety.

*** All fears of being smooshed aside, London’s public transit system rocks! I wish Rhode Island would call them up and ask them how to implement an effective system that covers the entire state. No one here drives unless they absolutely have to. Luckily for us pedestrians, they don't have to.

More Soon!



  1. Glad to hear everything is going well, you are one lucky girl and brillant. Your friend Bill at the WWLibrary.

  2. Hi Bill,

    It's great to hear from you! More pics coming soon!

  3. Mis - I am so happy for you. Sounds like you are having a blast. There will be no living with you at work when you get back! Stay safe and have a great time! (Nothing new here; status quo...)

  4. Hey Maria,

    It's great to hear from you-don't worry, I will be the same old goofy me-just more educated! (Oh wow, maybe you are right!)

    Talk Soon,

  5. Hi Melissa,
    It sounds like you are filling your days completely. Keep on seizing the day!