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Tue, May. 30th, 2006 08:30 pm
Prepare to Jump the Ship

Well, its official. I'm being transferred to London on Sunday night. Three weeks there, four days here, three weeks there, return on 13 July. To my considerable dismay, this means A) I have to learn how to drive a stick with my left hand, and B) I'm dropping all games I'm playing in and cancelling all games I'm GMing. For those of you keeping score, I'll be back stateside 22-25 June.

If anybody has good book recommendations, I'm going to have lots of reading time. War and Peace ain't gonna cut it here.

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mariaklob
That gorgeous vixen
Wed, May. 31st, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)

I hope London treats you well. It could be neat, especially if somebody else is paying most of your expenses.

My brain is refusing to supply a list of reading suggestions. I've been re-re-rereading The Once and Future King myself, and loving it. But nothing else is coming to mind.


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taranhero
taranhero
Taran
Wed, May. 31st, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)

Oh man. Good luck and don't go insane.


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rgfgompei
rgfgompei
Rachael
Wed, May. 31st, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)

Well you know how much I loved my time in the UK, though London was never my favorite. You might be able to avoid the vehicle as driving is probably the slowest way to travel in london, and that includes the method of slithering on your belly like a snake. If you have to travel outside the city a lot though, good luck. As for books, I find that things translated from other languages take a long time to read. I've just started the Inferno myself. "The Prince" and the bible are good time killers. Might I also suggest the Principia Discordia, the Illuminatus Trilogy and the Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy if you haven't already read them. The Principia isn't much of a time killer, or much of a book, but its good to have read it first if you're going to read the other two. This might be a good time to fall in love with Tolkien as well. I hope you'll be able to make some time for me while you're home. Enjoy Britain, try not to offend too many people.


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petercooperjr
petercooperjr
Peter Cooper Jr.
Fri, Jun. 2nd, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)

There's definitely a lot of great stuff in the Bible.


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silverdragonma
silverdragonma
Daithi Dubh
Wed, May. 31st, 2006 09:58 am (UTC)

Look on the bright side, you get to see the new Doctor Who first?


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petercooperjr
petercooperjr
Peter Cooper Jr.
Wed, May. 31st, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)

Wow. Do they usually have you make such major life changes on such short notice?

Won't you have Internet access over there?


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Wed, May. 31st, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)

This is the first time I've been asked to go on a trip I couldn't return on the weekends from. Of course, if I really made a fuss I could get out of it, but I suspect its a better idea long-term to go on the trip.


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rashina
rashina
Tig
Wed, May. 31st, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)

Too long for War and Peace, eh? Try the Wheel of Time series =P


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