Museums, jobs, and weird flavored crisps

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Outside the British Museum
Not much going on.

On Friday David and I both had interviews with temp agencies, hoping to get more than the 6pounds/hr that Esprit is going to pay us.  His was with a graphic design agency and mine withan office work/reception agency.  Mine went really, really well.  I wowed the girl with my amazing Word and Excel skills!  :D  Guess all that time spent on the computer wasn't for nothing!  And apparently people in Britain can't type because she was very excited over my typing test as well.  She was such a nice girl and I'm glad I didn't blow this interview off.  I had originally been scheduled for Thursday but I was feeling ill and David and I had some other things we needed to take care of so I pushed it back.
Mummified croc!
  She seemed really positive about being able to get me something for this week, though I didn't hear back from her on Friday afternoon...hopefully she'll call today.

I'm starting to dread weekends because nothing gets accomplished.

We also looked at places to live that day.  Avoid Elephant and Castle as much as possible! We went to a place there and the elevator smelled like piss.  :(  No way, no thanks.  Then later that day the girl texts me and asks if I'll take it.  Uh, needless to say she didn't get a text back.  Our problem is usually one of three: 1) they won't accept couples, 2) they won't rent for 2 months, or 3) the place is gross and scary!  :(  Luckily we have the Currys to fall back on.
Rosetta Stone


On Saturday we went to the British Museum.  The place is also HUGE!  Lots and lots of artifacts from all time periods.  David pointed out these little clay figures from thousands and thousands of years ago and told me, "These are the oldest things you will ever see."  Just right there!  Crazy...  They also had the Rosetta Stone and marble sculptures from the Parthenon, and I couldn't figure out why people weren't going absolutely crazy.  Do they not know what these things are?!  I mean, seriously, how often did you have to learn about these things in school, and here they are, right in your face!  It was by far the most amazing things I've seen on this trip.

When the museum closed, we decided to walk around a bit.
Famous... David can tell you more...
  Got a little lost, but found our way to Trafalger (sp?) Square.  Then made our way down to see Buckingham Palace.  I chickened out from taking a picture with one of those guards that aren't allowed to move.  David and I both agreed that people who try to make them move are a**holes.  I mean, seriously, he's just trying to do his job and you're poking him and calling him names.  Boo!

A highlight of the trip out, however, was the lunch we had.  We got off the tube for the museum and decided to eat before we went in.  Went into Tesco Express to buy some sandwiches and whatnot and discovered the most awesome crisp/chip flavors.  I mean, we just don't have anything like what they've got here!  They've got steak, prawn, Worscheshire, lavender and mint, all sorts of craziness!  I settled on some Sweet Thai Chili flavor, and it was like chinese take-out in crisp-form.  Amazing..

Well, I believe we're going to Kew Gardens today.  Its a big National Heritage site and apparently pretty amazing to see.  :)


mountainlover says:
You have been busy haven't you...I have high hopes you'll find a place to house you for the duration in short order I'm sure. Jobs...well, that will come in time I hope. meanwhile being the tourist is nice. I am learning a lot and as I said to David, I'll not hop over there just yet haha. Davi's gram
Posted on: Jun 02, 2008
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Outside the British Museum
Outside the British Museum
Mummified croc!
Mummified croc!
Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone
Famous... David can tell you more.…
Famous... David can tell you more…
Old stuff
Old stuff
More old stuff
More old stuff
And mummified fishy!
And mummified fishy!
Mummified mummy!
Mummified mummy!
Part of the Parthenon
Part of the Parthenon
Sarcophagus
Sarcophagus
Part of the Sphinxs beard!
Part of the Sphinx's beard!
ROCKET FIST!
ROCKET FIST!
David reading his A-Zed
David reading his A-Zed
I see you, Big Ben!
I see you, Big Ben!
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Palace guard
Palace guard
Green park
Green park
Canada memorial
Canada memorial
Canada memorial
Canada memorial
In this area, they even have cross…
In this area, they even have cros…
Obviously, they had to be much hig…
Obviously, they had to be much hi…
WWI monument
WWI monument
London
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