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Greetings from sunny Stratford-upon-Avon!
Glad to see you
Our train journeys this morning were pleasant, if slightly wearying. I spent most of the ride reading a book I had bought at Kalamazoo ICMS this year (Proceedings of the Pseudo Society: First Series, 1986-93). Know the history of what you're getting yourself into, I always say.

The weather is warmer here than in York. We're actually staying just outside of Stratford, in a village called Chipping Campden, in a small holiday cottage that's attached to the house our friend Charlotte's parents live in. This place is gorgeous. We don't actually see Julius Caesar until tomorrow evening (at the Courtyard Theatre), so I'm mostly just looking forward to a relaxing evening and morning in the meantime.

(My Hamlet-related tag has also become my Shakespeare catch-all.)

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I'm glad you had a safe and uneventful trip! Enjoy and I hope the return goes just as well!

(I love your tags, by the way. ;))

I somehow managed to throw out my left shoulder, and James had to pummel it back into shape after dinner last night. Still cheerful, but I'm a bit sore this morning :-P

Oh no!
At least James was able to pop it back into place...but ouch.
Hope you feel better!

So, do you think all of the humor would go completely over the head of someone who has made zero effort to study the field, or only most of it?

I keep looking at that book longingly, but I'm afraid I'd find it impenetrable.

No, actually - the humor and overall ridiculousness factor of these papers would actually not be lost on a reasonably intelligent/reasonably well-read literary person. I'm assuming that you do, indeed, fit this description, or at least I get the impression you do :) I'd recommend it to anyone who likes satire/piss-takes, really.

I met a lawyer today who reminded me eerily of you!

(Have fun at the Bard.)

Ironic, because last night at dinner, I had a moment of saying, you know, if I could go back and have a do-over, I'd go into law or politics or something. I never thought I'd hear myself say that. That's not to say I'm not happy with what I've decided on (I am), but I think I might have felt I was really making a difference then.

(I will do!)

Sorry for jumping into your LJ, but drummertobeat, formally known as SAthinks 'lent' £80 off me a year ago.

Around the same time I let her stay in my house to save her money before she returned to the USA.

Since then I've had one email and no money. She changed her LJ and Twitter, not friending me on either of them. It's taken me a while to work out this is her LJ now and so I'm just trying to remind her that I do actually need that money back.

So, apologies, but I'm sure you understand. You wouldn't like someone you trusted to stay in your house to then cut off all contact without paying you back.

I hope you get it sorted out, then.


Did you ask the lawyer about someone can claim back the £80 you stole from them over a year ago?

First time I was in England on an undergrad class trip (damn, eleven years ago) we spent a day in Stratford-upon Avon and saw The Tempest that night. I remember getting pissed at a handful of girls who spent all day at the Teddy Bear Museum and didn't do a single thing Shakespeare until they were dragged to the play that night. And they were English majors. Gah!

As for me, I picked up a really neat little porcelain statue of 'ol Will walking with his head in a book. Over the years it's been surrounded by movie vampire and other monster figures into a little piece I call "Shakespeare in Peril." Ah, Stratford....

That statue sounds cool. I didn't see anything like it!

I keep meaning to take a picture of "Shakespeare in Peril," but keep forgetting. Maybe I'll steal redread's camera tonight and take one.

I love the tag for this entry! Are you still planning to come to Massachusetts?

We are - we'll be there from 1-6 October. As soon as I know fully what's going on with family, I'll get in contact with you :)

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