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By Driusan (Wed Nov 15, 2006 at 01:40:53 PM EST) (all tags)
I awoke this morning from a 20 hour nap, lying on a floor in my underwear somewhere in Switzerland. The sharp pain in my right ear that briefly woke me about 15 hours previously was gone, having migrated to my gums. I briefly considered a headline I read somewhere a few days ago: American Scientists Discover That Jetlag Can Be Fatal In Elderly Mice before trying to figure out how I got there.

Inevitably, ultimately, I always wound up back at HuSiStock. I never realized what a pivotally life changing event that was at the time (it was just a party), but in retrospect before that I had never met a single person from the internet. Now I've met 37 other HuSites in various contexts, on 2 continents and slept at at least 3 of their houses (depending on how you count).

All metawankery aside, inside's the more immediate and not at all exciting summary of how I wound up in Zürich after London, with a few pictures of the latter.

I woke up at 3 or 4am on Friday to catch my flight to London. I already mentioned that at the end of my last diary. I went to the LHuSi drinks straight from the airport. I went back to Breaker's, and I slept.

Saturday I woke up and went out for breakfast with Breaker and ambrosen. I have no idea what I did during the day, because unlike in Paris I didn't write it down at the end of each day. I think that was the night I went bowling with Breaker and his girlfriend. I think we had some good thai food, too. Um, yeah.

The plotline of Sunday is summarized here. I'm too lazy to write any prose worth reading, but here are some pictures:

The State Is The Only Terrorist
Some graffiti
A broken door

Monday I called up the American girl from Paris (who's doing her masters in London.) I told her that I'd spent most of my time in London perilously lost and had seem, um, Hackney. She agreed to show me around if I could make it to the National Gallery. Somewhat bafflingly, I succeeded in getting there without issue at the designated time after exploring the Tate Modern on my own.

She showed me some prettier sights than Hackney after the gallery:

English Parliament

We went for a walk along the Thames to get dinner at a nice little pub/restaurant on the water.

She left to do some reading for her masters and not aggrevate the cold she got at the end of her trip to Paris, I left to have Breaker take me to another English pub so he could kick my ass at pool before needing to catch an early flight.

I went to the airport around midnight. I "slept" there until check-in (which was late) at 4:30.

I flew into Basel, hopped a train to Zurich and met komet. I slept for 20 hours straight before wandering around a little today. So far Switzerland's been pretty neutral.

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VS2FP by debacle (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Nov 15, 2006 at 02:34:29 PM EST
debacle is the only terrorist.


What about by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Nov 15, 2006 at 09:44:38 PM EST
The Terrorists? Have they already lost?

Vive le Montréal libre.
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considering by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Nov 15, 2006 at 09:56:31 PM EST
that it's been three years since they've posted, i imagine so.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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Shit. by Driusan (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Nov 15, 2006 at 10:17:21 PM EST
Has anyone told Bush?

Vive le Montréal libre.
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3 years by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Nov 16, 2006 at 03:27:03 PM EST
coincide with the slight upswing in the population of guantanamo, cuba...
-- The revolution will not be televised.
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