June 29, 2006

Doc Smartypants in London Part 1: The eagle has landed
by docsmartypants

The good news is: I made it to London.

The bad news is: I’m sick as a dog and writing this from London’s sketchiest Internet cafe.

So I’ll keep this brief. Despite taking that over-hyped crap called AirBorn or whatever that’s supposed to boost your immune system, I landed with a sore throat, aching head, and slight fever. By the time I made it to the hotel (which is a whole blog post of its own) I had a full-blown achy head, coughing up ungodly stuff, high fever, chills, sore throat monster of a …OK, sorry, got distracted just now because Supercalifragilisticexpedalioscious just started blasting from the convenience store upstairs. Oh wait, it’s the WHOLE soundtrack to Mary Poppins! The hell?!

Where was I?

Oh yeah, sick. And everyone else in the hotel is 18 and on a drinking binge. At 1 this morning I seriously considered popping out of my room in my hideous new pajamas and yelling, ‘For the love of all that is good and holy on this earth will you please just SHUT THE HELL UP?!?!’ But I didn’t because that would have meant getting out of bed, which still seemed like a lot of effort when I finally managed it around 11:30 this morning.

So on the bright side: I found an Internet cafe just by wandering long enough, I found a Boots (drugstore) so will hopefully feel the benefits of lots and lots of medicine soon, and tonight is the Pet Shop Boys concert. ]

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4 Comments to

“Doc Smartypants in London Part 1: The eagle has landed”

  1. On June 29th, 2006 at 10:04 am Larry Says:

    I knew that Airborn stuff was all hype! Next time we’ll have to break out the NiteQuile.

    I’ve also hear that a spoon full of sugar….

  2. On June 29th, 2006 at 4:41 pm Mom S Says:

    I was just going to call Larry to see how you are doing and how your trip is going!

    Here are some virtual hugs — I hope you feel better before the concert!


  3. On June 30th, 2006 at 2:08 am Mom Says:

    Very sad to hear that you had a rough start, but Larry says you’re better and enjoyed the concert. Here’s hoping that is the real start of a wonderful visit. Remember- you are in the sacred homeland of your ancesters. (music swells, tears fill the eyes). Allow me to pull out my small flag and wave it reverently to the tune of Land of Hope and Glory. Sigh. Wish I was there (but not in a hotel full of drunken teens). Have fun. Love ya and big hug. Mom

  4. On June 30th, 2006 at 9:25 am Erin Says:

    Oh honey, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have recommended that stuff to you. It really did work when I took it! (So shut up Larry). And I hear that a spoonful of Pet Shop Boys works WAY better than sugar *wink*. Love you!

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