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Viva La Motherland!

Tomorrow morning, Hope and I will be off to Russia for Spring Break! Our church is sending a team there to work with a church in Kirov. It’s been mucho stressful this week getting ready to go, mainly because I had so many assignments that had to be finished early. Maybe the lack of sleep just means I’ll sleep the whole flight and not get jet lag. I was up all night studying for an exam (I did manage to get an hour and a half of sleep) only to have it postponed. “Was I mad?” you ask. Heck no! I may have known the material, but I was pretty fried so I was just glad to be able to go home and rest. I still didn’t sleep anymore, but at least I got to veg for a while.

I know this is totally random, but another Overstock.com commercial just came on and I just have to say, I don’t get it. The lady lets her hair down and tries to say “99 percent of the time” in her most sexy voice, but I just don’t know that it’s doing anything for anyone. Maybe really geeky people are turned on by her talking about percentages, I don’t know. Anyway, It’s probably the dumbest commercial ever…if anyone could even know that.

Needless to say, this site won’t be getting much love for the next two weeks. We are going to be in Russia for a week and a half and then we are going to hang out in London for five days! I’ve never been overseas, so I’m pretty excited. Any body have suggestions for things to do in London? I’m pretty sure I won’t have too much internet access while I’m in Russia, but hopefully in England I’ll be able to check my email at least. Maybe by then, I’ll have some dandy suggestions here.

Posted by ryan on March 11, 2005

4 Responses to “Viva La Motherland!”

  1. Josh says:

    I’ve been to London, but only for 6 or so hours in a the middle of the night. All I did was eat at the Hard Rock Cafe (lots of cool junk there), but I can’t say I saw much more. Take pictures, and post them here!

  2. hadi says:

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  3. tidaugherty says:

    Frommer’s.com has good info.

    Besides the usual, the science museum might be good. Frommer gives it a 3-star (highest) rating, and the price is right (free!). There’s a section on genetics, digital technology, and artificial intelligence. On the third floor is the computer that Tim Berners-Lee used to design the World Wide Web.

    I’m not sure how the tube is there but in Maylasia the monorail was a great and inexpensive way to get around from sight to sight. I noticed they have one to Wimbledon. Didn’t see Wimbledon museum on Frommer’s list and there may be good reason for that ??? but in case it interests you the number to the museum and Wimbledon shop (supposedly open year round) is 020 8946 6131.

    If you like going to different hotels and sitting for a while in their lobbies for a drink and/or snack, the Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park probably won’t disappoint.

    I think I’d want to dine at Rules in Covent Garden – the oldest restaurant in London? for some traditional British food, or at least stop in for one of their famous puddings (reservations recommended).

    Whatever you do I’m sure it will be a memory of a lifetime and we look forward to hearing about it!

  4. PSnow says:

    Whatever you do in London, make sure you do it early. I swear, the whole city shuts down at 9pm, it’s crazy, it’s like an old folks home full of great accents. Call me when you get back.