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V+?: British Museum, Again

Back in London. It is hot!

The nearest Underground is closed weekends this year so we walked over to the British Museum, again, which we had planned to do anyway.

I took some pickup shots of the Assyrians and we did Medieval Europe and Mexico. Mexico has a tiny lttle room but with some cool pieces.

I bought a naughty book at the BM.

We also went to Forbidden Planet, the Cult Entertainment Mega Store. pilgham used to go there when he was at school, before it was a mega store. I saw lots of things I wanted but am running low on suitcase space so I made notes. pilgham wouldn't wait in the queue so he also came away empty handed.

All  in all, a pleasant low key day.

Edit 1626:

These are the things I wanted from Forbidden Planet:

Snow White and the Seven Samurai by Tom Holt. I actually would have bought this if they had had it. I like Holt and love the title. Though now I've read the summary it doesn't sound all that.

The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley. I may rething this one.

The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier. The way the living and dead worlds are linked sounded like it might be interesting.

Gideon the Cutpurse by Linda Buckley-Archer. It should come as no surprise that I'm always up for time travel.

Fox at the Front by Niles and Dobson. I now see this is a sequel to Fox on the Rhine so I should probably read that first.

Samurai Commando: Mission 1549. OK, after reading the review, this is another one I might rethink, but the possibilities for crossovers with Inuyasha are calling to me...

My Name is Modesty. Jeez, it's a good thing I made a list instead of squandering my dough.

Mood: contentcontent
bookshops, yay

My ex worked at Murder One on Charing Cross Road, but not while P was in the UK. They mainly carried books, though, at least in the SF section. (Are there action figures for romance novels? I shudder to think.) And they stopped carrying SF a while back, but I expect that their mysteries sections is still very good.

Re: bookshops, yay

The goodies I wanted were some SF/Fantasy books and a Japanese video. Pilgham had 3 CDs picked out.

Maybe it's just me, but I found it kind of weird that the british museum had a Mexico section. That's kind of cool.

So when are you coming home? You're spending the 4th in Europe? /clinginess

We're coming home Wednesday, so yes, the 4th in London.

We had a fax from pilgham's uncle yesterday. He wanted to take us to Rules, "London's Oldest Restaurant", for dinner and to a show, such as Mary Poppins, after. We declined the show but are scheduled for dinner tomorrow.

However, we are all ready to come home. Especially with the heat.

Cool. I'll be sweating bullets thinking about you until you land safely. Take care and have fun on the rest of your trip.

sounds like a nice day. cool store. don't know that i could have walked away with nothing....

There's always the internet...

You could've left your underwear behind, and socks...and Noko. Then you would've had plenty of room.

That sounded like a coolio store, is your wish list postable?

That is silly. I could have left MD's underwear and socks behind, and Noko. I'll be wanting mine.

Will do, on the list. Will edit post.

I'll be wanting mine.

She wants her Noko.

Aw, that's kind of sweet! *scratches back with jealousy*

*checks for list* Not there yet, eh. I don't see what's so great about socks now.

One little nap in the Medieval Life section of the museum and a whole night worming my way past trip wires back out onto the roof.

::PHOO! GAH!::

My, you are seeing a different side of the country!

I have cobwebs in my ears and outlook express is being stupid. Shall have to get kids up to fix whatever it is I am doing wrong.

Samurai Commando sounded fun, but I'm wondering about My Name is Modesty. I hate to run now that you've put it up, but...

For some reason, Sisters' Grimm appeals more to me than Snow White and the Seven Samurai, even though I liked that one reviewer had this to say about Holt, "This guy must be fun to chat with after a few drinks..."

The picture on the cover of Brief History of the Dead was neat! It sounds like a fascinating book, but I imagine I'd be let down in the end. I always get way too excited thinking the author is going to leave the reader with some sort of startlingly metaphysical Revalation about life/death.

News Flash!

Everything dies! Update at 11.

Re: News Flash!

That blew my mind.

Re: News Flash!

There is no Santa Claus.

Re: News Flash!

Hold on, there's only so much I can absorb at once!

Re: News Flash!


Re: News Flash!

It's lost its shock value, the influx of press has jaded me.