Thursday, May 03, 2007
A British Chimp in a Bar
Ahh yes, here I am. In England. But you know what? WEEEEEE! I'm having an AWESOME time now. I switched hotels! I'm staying in a super new, super nice hotel. Let's compare the differences:
-Bed that sags and smells like sweat VS. COMFY COMFY bed w/ duvet and fluffy pillow
-Shitty carpet with stains, outdated creaky furniture VS. 6 month-old contemporary furniture and decorations
- Working out to Billy Blanks on my computer but skipping the kicking and jumping parts due to the teeny room and squeeking floors VS. state-of-the-art workout equipment in a gym supplied with free waters and a nice TV
- Shitty bar vs. bar with lots of beer (I should have put this one first, of course)
Need I go on? This hotel is awesome! And I just walked to a skittles pub (skittles is a super fun game involving drinking and sorta bowling) and had sundried tomato, artichoke and wild mushroom risotto with basil pesto on top. And a Guiness. Which really is better here.
Well, coincidentally (swear, didn't plan this at all), but the UK has a bank holiday monday. Meaning, I can't go to work! Poor me! Free 3-day weekend! I do, technically have to work on Monday, but I'll do some touring too. My plans: Bath (love!), 2 castles, the coast, and possibly Stratford-Upon-Avon (although its super far). My girlfriends are voting Paris by train, but now I've got this kick-ass hotel and all... And I don't think I really want to go to the City of Love without my hubby...
Anyway, no good pictures because I've been working too much, but tons over the weekend! My plan tomorrow night is to take myself to this chain restaurant in town that's participating in the week-long real ale festival. Bet you didn't know there's a difference between REAL ale and the other stuff, huh? I didn't either! But I'm going to find out by the pint tomorrow!
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.