Friday, October 31, 2008

Number of jobs I've applied for in the last 2 days.....12
Number of episodes of The West Wing I've watched in that same amount of time.....12
Ounces of diet coke consumed........120

Just wanted to keep you updated on my vacation.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008


What I have done since arriving in Utah:

1. Had Rio twice
2. Been massaged by Ramon....awesome
3. Gone to Annalise's wedding...again awesome
4. Watched all of season 2 of one day
5. Laughed endlessly

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Boredom's Death Grip

Yes my friends, I saw this movie today. I not only saw it but I went to the 10:45am showing set aside for people to bring their screaming children to. Lucky for me there were only 2 fairly well-behaved children who screamed only two or three times. I'm not saying this movie was brilliant, it had no ground breaking meaningful sub-plot or even multiple laugh-out-loud moments, but it filled the void between 10:45 and noon, something I am grateful for. I spent the majority of the movie trying to figure out where I had seen one of the girls in the movie (Kat Dennings) and had to look her up to remember that she was in Charlie Bartlett....another movie I recently rented on iTunes to fill some time. Anyway there were a couple decent laughs during the movie, but all in all not great, the best part was having Diet Coke and Maltesers (malt balls) for breakfast.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dear Adam,

Why am I uninvited to your blog? I read it and even comment!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Deja vu

Yesterday I went to London to volunteer at the London Metropolitan Archives cleaning old wills...a little boring to be hontst. But, the strange thing was I have never been there so I came up from the underground at Farringdon station to discover I did knew where I was. Then I followed my map to a street called Bowling Green Lane....very familiar again and quickly discovered a red door with the letters BUNAC. This was the place Annalise and I went three years ago to sort out our visas and jobs when we came to England and it is right next to the Archives...crazy!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A Welcome Visitor

Yesterday I had a visit from an antiques dealer who I did some work for during my MA. I had a fantastic opportunity to work on a Chinese paper fan...a job which turned out to be both time consuming and "fiddly" as they say in this country. As I am flying to Utah in 13 days he offered to come to Brighton to bring payment for the job in person. As is the custom in England I invited him in and we had coffee and something yummy and a chat. He was very encouraging and made sure to tell me several times that I need to get my name out there and remember that it takes time to get a career started. By the end of the coffee he left leaving me a bit more hopeful and my pocket book a little more full. A good visit in deed.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Object of Desire

I recently saw this little beauty in a random shop in Brighton and have decided I need it. If only I had's entitled "Owl Tree". If you want to see more from this gallery go here.

On another note I will be coming to Utah on October 21st, Annalise already has dibs on picking me up from the airport.