Saturday, July 23, 2005

I'm back!

I had a few hours sleep this afternoon, but before that I'd basically gone 69 hours straight being awake with only a few little naps on planes. The second leg of my trip home between Newark and Manchester had a few too many screaming children for my liking.

Anyway, everything is still rather weird and surreal looking here. The cars are small, number plates are yellow, I don't need to take my passport with me everywhere I go, in case I need to buy booze... It was very surreal sharing the flight back with so many Lancashire-accented people.

Anyway, pub time in a little bit!

Friday, July 22, 2005

Hmmm. This is the last few hours of my time in Seattle.. I'm currently trying to push through to the early morning when I have to catch my flight. Luckily, I can listen to TMS and catch the Ashes. In fact, I've even managed to get a mention in the Guardian's over-by-over coverage (over 47).

Apparently Thorpe has retired from international cricket. A shame, I feel. England will surely need his steadying influence in the middle order during the Ashes. Wow, that was almost a sensible sport-related comment. Seems unlikely, dunnit?

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Go Mariners!

Sunday afternoons were made for this - sun, baseball and a few brewskis. Currently the Mariners are 1-0 down in the middle of the second. Hope I'm not a bad luck charm for the M's! 5 days to go in Seattle. NO SLEEP 'TIL AUGUST! Woo!

Saturday, July 09, 2005


The Statue of Liberty in Lego!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Hmm.. I seem to be getting some, shall we say, lip from certain quarters that my blogging is a little terse and content poor.

In order to correct this, I'm going to have to write something here that sounds witty and intelligent. Unfortunately, Jarold has pre-empted me, so read his one. Well, he's written a whole load of stuff, so some of it has to be witty and intelligent, right?

Actually, I do have something to say, afterall... The fireworks were very cool, especially the ones that exploded in cube shapes. Yes, yes, before you say, that's the geek's choice of firework, no doubt. There were also smiley faces, hearts and planets with rings. Anyway, I now understand how America gained it's independence - they scared us off with a huge firework display. It was reminding me of my time back 'Nam for while there.

Oh, and I've added more photos to my flickr account - check out the new slideshow thingy on the left, or go to

Monday, July 04, 2005

4th July

Happy 4th July from Elliot Bay Park!

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Poker win!

Read 'em and weep, baby! I won a game of poker! $20 up on the evening... Next week - Vegas.