Chips on chips on chips. That is the extent of what my diet has consisted of since I arrived in London. When you’re like me and don’t like fried anything other than french fries, it makes the pub stop rather tough. I feel like a french fry. Don’t get me wrong, they are delicious and dipping them in mayonnaise which is the culture here, really adds ample health benefits. I went to a hip bar with some friends we met at the hotel to hopefully fall in love with some accents. That didn’t happen, but I was thrilled to see a beer I recognized. Budweiser?! In England? Isn’t that America’s best white trash beer? I’m not hating because I actually love me some bud heavy, but this was a Czech beer. And it was delicious. It was also the size of a bottle of grey goose, so one was about all I needed to get in cab and head back to the hotel. I think the jet lag finally kicked in for me. I was going so strong for the last 2 days, but I hit a serious wall yesterday afternoon. That wall couldn’t stop me from buying 2 pairs of new badass Londony hipster shoes of course. Perhaps it’s just because it’s different that what I’m used to seeing in the states all the time, but the shopping here is just on another level. Both the affordable and the expensive are better.
I know without a doubt in my mind that I would have no problem living over here. People are nicer, more cultured and seemingly more easy-going. The weather is the only issue. It’s totally bipolar. Sunny and beautiful one moment and pouring rain the next. Makes getting dressed and getting around rather difficult. The only downside to coming to the Olympics is the fact that I don’t even get to watch much of the games. I’m not going to sit in my hotel and watch TV, but then I’m missing out on so many exciting moments.
I think today is the day I do something slightly more touristy. Maybe a Rolling Stones exhibit or the Damien Hirst exhibit and the Modern Art Museum. I need to see something that matters. I wish I was more into sightseeing, but I really don’t care about a palace or a big clock. Today is the tourist day for me. I need to take a picture. How have I not taken any pictures? More photos, less chips is the goal of the day.