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London calling

Back from London and enjoyed a recovery day yesterday. Looking forward to getting back to the office, though I'm sure there's a small mountain of mail and email to plow through.

London was great fun, as was Connor & Sara's wedding. Eva and Meg were also there, and we frequented such pubs as The Cock and Lion and The Hog in the Pound. Everyone dresses better in London (or at least in the section of Westminster where the wedding was), with crisp shirts and trousers, knotted ties and scarves. And everyone sounds smarter than I, except for the fact that they use the the word "toilet" for restrooms (which seems embarrassingly vulgar and out-of-place to my American ears). Loved the architecture and the taxis. I'd relish the opportunity to return sometime when I can stay longer and do some sightseeing. This was my first trip overseas, and the journey some how made me feel as if I were participating in life more. Travel could be addictive, but financial limitations are an effective offset.

All that said, it's very good to be home.

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Travel could be addictive

I totally agree.

Glad you had fun and are home safely.
travel IS addictive.

it's in my blood now.
it's very good to be home.

It's good to have you home, too. :D
Why do you think it's so good to be home, eh?
:D

lol

And everyone sounds smarter than I, except for the fact that they use the the word "toilet" for restrooms (which seems embarrassingly vulgar and out-of-place to my American ears).

When I was there and would say I had to use the restroom poeple would look at me like they had no idea what I was talking about. I was fine with that, because I just couldn't get myself to say "I have to go to the toilet".

I'm glad you had a good time and that you got home safely. :)
Welcome back!
Was that your first time?
It was.
I'm excited for you.

It's such a cool city and culture.

I kind of felt like I came home the first time I was there.
Seattle's my home; no doubt there. But I'd enjoy going back.
Let's all plan a trip together.

The Lake District is ridiculously beautiful, as is Scotland.
A trip there with you and Heather, Connor and Sara, and Amy and me would rule.

In the meantime, you and Heather should stop screwing around and come to Seattle.
I think you've got it backwards. It's vulgar to use euphemisms. It makes us seem like Nordstrom floorwalkers.
It's true that I've never really rested in a restroom.

Yay! Yay! Yay!

Travel is beautiful. Do you feel oh-so-cultured now?

Oh, wait. I forgot: you already live in Seattle.

Blessed child.
they use the the word "toilet" for restrooms (which seems embarrassingly vulgar and out-of-place to my American ears).

I can't believe i'm commenting on this but anyhoo... I noticed when I was in the states that I was being constantly teased when I said "i'm going to the toilet." I was bombarded by comments of "too much information!" etc. I think the difference is, we think of toilet as the room itself, not the pan!

But I've been on the other side of this as well. In Florida they use a word for rear-end that is completely *scandelous* here. :) I was in church there the first time I heard it said - my jaw nearly hit the floor! A British friend quickly explained that it meant something different to the meaning I was familiar with.
I'm all about the scandalous words.