“Rural Devon” is actually the term the locals use to describe Devon. Exeter is simply the exception to the rule. Travel just a few minutes away from the city, and it’s like you’re in another world.
Month: July 2008
Did I really just go jive dancing? More importantly, did I just enjoy it? Did I take up plenty of space on the dance floor, spinning my partner about? Was I really energetic? Confident? It’s such a stark contrast to my behavior right now. The Steven who will contently sit in front of a computer […]
Does anything more need to be said? Found in a small pet store within a market in Bristol, an hour’s drive from Exeter. Randomly wandered there after an event at the very nice Hotel Du Vin.
Steven Li James Owen Court, C303 Sidwell Street Exeter, EX4 6SD
The other intern and I had been wondering whether the Fourth of July had any special meaning here in the UK. They told us that for them it didn’t, but they’d make it special for us. Nothing but the best for the American interns.
While waiting for the obscenely expensive train to arrive, I stopped by a Vodaphone vendor to pick up a pay-as-you-go phone. It was expensive, and its minutes follow in that tradition, but I was getting used to the notion that everything in England was expensive, and I have yet to find any prices contrary to […]
Right off the bat I discovered the first perk of business class: you waited on a separate, priority line to board the plane. It still took some time for the people ahead of me to file into the plane, but I must have spent a good half hour enjoying the cabin instead of being slowly […]
Okay, I figured that the keyboards here in the UK might replace the dollar symbol with the pound sign. I can fix that. What I can’t fix are the small physical differences in the keyboard that are totally messing with me. When I trained to touch-type, I took into account that the enter key and […]
This report doesn’t contain any confusing lingo, and even those with no Warhammer 40k experience will be able to understand it. I was excited to play my first real game of 40k, at a tournament no less, even though I did not have my army with me. I instead played with whatever I could whip […]
Random things I’ve learned while here: If you’re cooking meat and don’t know if you’ve cooked it long enough, do not take a bite out of it to check. Squishy = bad. Rock climbing barefoot is an exercise in pain tolerance. Don’t do it. A sunny day can and will turn to rain soon enough. […]