Anywho, I digress …

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Being British

Posted by episode81 on September 11, 2009

Maurice on the London Eye

Maurice on the London Eye

I get asked about my accent all the time.  When people discover that I am British and not Australian, Irish or  Russian (yes, really), I then get a potted history of their trips to the UK and questions about their next trip.

Everyone has the same questions that largely revolve around places to visit in London.  I try to be polite, but inside, I am screaming “Buy a guidebook!”.  Sheesh – I haven’t lived there since 1996!  The world has moved on since I was there – new phrases have popped up that I have to ask my UK-based friends to translate. That’s pants, that is and fair play to name but two.

Anywho, I digress …

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Maurice in Santa Monica

Posted by episode81 on May 12, 2009

MauriceSantaMonicaJust got back from Santa Monica.  Sun, sea, sand and salad.  The weather and shopping were fabulous!

I flew down on Virgin America for the first time.  Very nice.  Quite the contrast with United, American and the ghastly Southwest.  Cheap flights, but no lines and no rude check-in people.  In fact, they were very polite, friendly people.  A big difference is the departure terminal – SFO International instead of Domestic – which keeps the lines short and people happy.

The differences continue once aboard.  Nice new plane after a very orderly boarding.  Nice cabin crew with no stupid peanut races.  Honestly, I never ever want to fly Southwest again after enduring the peanut/pretzel/bag-o-bits in the aisle race twice on the same flight.

Anywho, I digress …

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