August 27th, 2006
|12:47 pm - Hello from Heathrow!|
Am at Heathrow airport, all checked in and ready to go through the monster security queue before my 4:00 pm flight to NYC (VS 009, if you're curious). Will take lots of care and not do anything hasty or suspicious. There are POLICEMEN with MACHINE-GUNS walking around the terminal, but I've seen them talking perfectly relaxedly and pleasantly to a bunch of kids, so it is not as worrying as you'd think. I have incidentally discovered a lift going from Departures to Arrivals within Terminal 3 of which I was not previously aware, which is nice.
Have been down in London for the last two nights helping out at the tenth annual Mind Sports Olympiad, this year back to London and in the University of Westminster (opposite Madam Tussaud's, near Baker Street station). This year's event is a little smaller than the Manchester ones, but the admin looks very well under control. We have slightly fewer events than usual; most of the usual games, except the ones which only drew small numbers of entrants, and "mental skills" competitions are down to two - Mental Calculations and Creative Thinking. mr_babbage, your nemesis has entered this year. You know what to do.
Fingers crossed, my next post may be from New York with some very good news. φιλιοσ-type Love to all and all sorts of love to dezzikitty... :-)
ETA: You know it's φιλη. I know it's φιλη. That's 50 pence worth of error, that is.
Current Location: Internet cafe, London Heathrow Airport
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: Babies squealing
|Date:||August 27th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)|| |
Those M-16s aren't loaded, though.
|Date:||August 27th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)|| |
Bon voyage! (and if you do get a chance to bring back a few Diet Mountain Dews in your luggageluggage... :D)
|Date:||August 27th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)|| |
the University of Westminster (opposite Madam Tussaud's, near Baker Street station)
My MSc comes from there ("Statistical Applications in Business and Government"). Have to say, I wasn't a big fan of their course material. Their yoga classes were good though (the only time I've ever done any yoga), even though they were held in the coldest room in that building (it was in a building near Oxford Circus rather than on the main campus).
Tsk ! Bridge cancelled and Bridge players advised to play Poker !
Under no circumstances. :-P