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angel maida vale (by LJuser biichan)
So I'm at the airport, checked in already for my flight back to dear old Blighty.
It's slightly less than 2 hours before my flight. I blame lyricagent for this ease I had being timely: some lessons one doesn't unlearn.

Vague irony: I'm smoking British cigarettes for my last stateside hurrah of tobacco (for a couple of weeks, anyways).
And it's apparently sweltering over there. This should be fun...
...but hey, I get to do London's Pride festivities. So, something new. Also, I will be buying the hi-tops I've been coveting for a couple of months (and my thanks to those whose generosity was going to make this happen without the trip!).

My wish to get off the plane with pounds sterling in hand, in case I can't find an ATM, has resulted in the propitious sum of 42 BPS in the wallet. Well-omened, perhaps?

All in all, should be like old home week. Just wondering how much of a right royal pain Croydon -> central London runs via public transit.
  • We flew into Gatwick Airport out in the burbs of London .. went down the escalator and there were three .. yes .. three ATM's at the bottom of that escalator. They all took our ATM cards so getting some GBP in hand was not an issue. :)
    • Yeah, I know (Heathrow has a stack outside of customs, too). However, when I did London in college, I got off the plane and had NO luck getting pounds in the airport, and had a hell of a time getting onto the tube (wound up having to go to an AmEx currency exchange).
      So, I try to be prepared, almost compulsively, after that mess.
  • Your title looks like it should be some kind of London-Underground alphabetic way of spelling out something, like "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot", or "Echo Lima Juliet Alfa Yankee". It certainly doesn't seem to correspond to any specific route or itinerary one might take on the Tube.

    Edited to Add: In its crypticness and general format, of course, your title is also reminiscent of the Shipping Forecast. "Angel" and "Fairisle", in particular, sound like they should really go together.

    Edited at 2009-06-30 02:11 am (UTC)
    • It is a chunk of the lyricline to the Shriekback song I was listening to when I wrote it. ;)
      • Ahhh, much is explained. Shriekback do like them some list constructs in their lyrics, don't they? (Cf. "Psycho Drift", "Signs", and of course, "Go Bang!".) Plus they're into "the city as sacred place", and definite London-philes.

        In fact, I think that had you simply said, "They're song lyrics. Can you guess the band?", or had someone asked me "Who do you think is the band most likely to write a song that lists the names of London Underground stations in rhythmic cadence?", Shriekback would have to be my first answer.
        • Yeah, Barry's very fond of the ordered set.

          amusingly, I'm lounging about roughly 2 hours' drive from the school he's been working at of recently.
  • Can you project where you'll be the weekend after Half-Blood Prince comes out? Cuz that's the week tween Aaron's and my birthdays and we're hashing out plans, details here.
    • Should be in the bay area. however, the car's registration's expired, I'm not sure if I'll have it re-registered by then.
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