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Monday · August 04 2003

Two things were finalized over the past week.

Kristin passed her certification board exams and is moving away to start a life free of summer vacation like the rest of us. She took a job at a government clinic in Visalia, CA which is in the Central Valley about 35-40 miles of Fresno. Before long, everyone I know will have moved to the Rockies or beyond. If I wasn't so adamant about living in my hometown, we'd probably be out west too.

Second, Stacy clicked the 'Buy now' button for our plane tickets to London. We're heading to England and Scotland for the first two weeks of September. I'm extremely excited about heading to Britain which is new territory for me. I have been pretty lax setting up the trip and I need to switch into vacation planning gear even though that's not my style. I prefer to wander and see where the trip takes us. Stacy would rather have all the rooms booked. I'm certain we'll land softly somewhere in the middle as we often do.

Two weeks away from writing? Hmm, that will be different and out of habit. I'll just fill up a notebook like old times.

What you had to say:
August 04 2003

Hey, we've been wanting to make a trip to London ourselves. Enjoy enough for the four of us!

August 08 2003

If you'll be in London, try to catch a few shows. (Yeah the Picadilly pubs are great, and yeah the beer's the best in the world (omigod - ask for "real ale" - that's what they call the cask beer that's naturally fermenting under the counter), but you're a married couple! You have to do boring stuff too!) Live theater is more culturally ingrained and influential in England than it is here. And also cheaper for some reason. (Somebody told me once that it's government subsidized.)

The National Theatre (www.nt-online.org) runs a few shows simultaneously in a nice, high-tech building on the river. They're probably the most respected English-speaking theater company in the world. Good place to start.

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