T minus 2 days

Till London!

Yesterday and Tuesday were dead at work, but of course today I get all this last minute stuff. It’s all doable, but still annoying.

I think I have just about everything I need. I got adapters for my computer and other gadgets, a travel alarm clock, and travel size beauty products. Since it’s a dorm with a communal bathroom, flipflops are a must.

Outstanding is another pair of sneakers. Not required but I’d like another pair. The ones I have are pretty worn out, and I’m a girl so I like to wear different shoes during the week. I want brown Keds, which you’d think would be easy to find but are not. I’ve only found brown men’s Keds; women’s are always white or pink. Yes, I’m a girl but not everything I wear is pink. And white shoes get dirty hella fast in the city. So I’ll go with black instead. I think I saw a pair in Footlocker, which is right next door.

I got the class schedule, and while there are a lot of lectures, we also have day trips to Oxford and Cambridge, as well as visits to the British Library, Thomas Reuters, and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and an e-publishing conference at the end. It’s gonna be cool.

The only thing I’m dreading is dragging my crap from Heathrow to the dorm. Apparently taxis are very expensive, otherwise I’d totally take one.

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As for the memoir, you may have noticed the “memoir feed” to the right. That’s where you’ll be able to find the latest posts, which I’m putting up 2 to 3 times a week, in case you’re interested. You can also subscribe to the feed on the What I’ve Been Writing site itself.

The WordPress writing site is also coming along. MB tore it apart last night, which is good. He’s a pro and I’m not objective, though at first I was like, “Nuh-uh, it’s pretty!”

Eventually I want to have a landing page that will have my pic (maybe) and just a few links: blog (this one), writings (the WordPress writing site), a direct link to the memoir, and maybe a link to a contact page. Then I’ll import this blog into WordPress. I’ve already imported the memoir posts over there.

You definitely have more flexibility with WordPress. I like the ability to include any kind of static pages you want, and the “Read more” widget rocks! I think I mainly went over to WP for that. And the formatting doesn’t get all wonky every time you go in to edit a post. I find that with Blogger, I get all these extra spaces so that suddenly my paragraphs are spaced way far apart. Don’t know if that’s because I’m doing something wrong.

I hope to blog from London if I can find free/cheap internet.

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