August 6th, 2002
|02:21 pm - In a bit of a mood|
A few of my Friends weren't having the best of days yesterday and unfortunately it rather rubbed off on me. As a result, I was feeling pretty depraved last night, so when I couldn't get to sleep by 5 am, I got up and did something that I hadn't done for, probably, eight or nine years.
I wrote a story.
I won't be sharing it here, though I might post it somewhere online if I can find the right place, probably attributed to Alan Smithee. The story is very bad, but it has excised a rather ugly thought which I couldn't otherwise get out of my head last night. However, it has a beginning, a middle and a conclusion and they're even in the right order. (It's about a thousand words long and took an hour and a half.)
Current Mood: still not quite right
|Date:||August 6th, 2002 08:39 am (UTC)|| |
Sorry to message here, but I´m in an Internet cafe in Brazil and don´t have much time. Please reserve a cheap room for me in Loughborough for the 17th of August. My flight lands in London at 10:40 that day and then I´ll catch a train up to Loughborough... See ya then!
We have booked you one of the cheapest rooms on-site for the night of Saturday 17th August. It's going to cost you GBP 27.
See you (a week) on Saturday!
|Date:||August 11th, 2002 07:45 pm (UTC)|| |
Wow, I forgot how expensive Europe is. I just spend a week in Fortaleza, Brazil in a four-star hotel for 10 EUR per night... see ya then!
That is a good rate, but lest we forget, you're taking advantage of the near-collapse in value of pretty much all the South American countries over the last three months or so. The Argentinian Peso is worth about a third of what it used to be and the Brazilian Real is down a good 20%-25% as well; I understand the latter figure is pretty typical throughout the continent - except Chile, for some reason.
You're right, though, that if the collapse hadn't occurred then you might have to pay something like a whopping TWELVE or THIRTEEN Euros per night for a four-star hotel :-/
/me researches prices of tickets to Brazil