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20 June 2004 @ 08:59 pm
we say goodnight, not goodbye  
i am brattish and i don't want to go to work tomorrow.

i'm in the process of making my own zine, soulbreaking. it's about a quarter done at the moment but i know there's much more to come. like everything, it's a matter of sitting down and spilling out the words and putting them into black and white instead of letting them float around in my mind forever. i'm terribly unmotivated too often; it's shameful, really. i'm sure i could achieve much more if i really tried but then again, perhaps we can all say that. but at least the zine is getting done, even if slowly.

i put some stuff up on ebay to sell; i'm in need of making some extra money to pay for memory cards and the like before heading overseas. i'm so excited to go to england, but i'm dreadfully fearful that i won't see half the things i'd like to while i'm over here. i read about charing cross street and how there is meant to be many bookstores along there and i couldn't stop smiling; but i've only 10 days {approx} in london and won't there be a million other things to visit as well? i'm scared that i might never get the chance to go back there again and if so, then i need to cram everything into this trip that i can. no regrets, right? i'm excited and anxious and craving and longing for england. 3 months to wait; it seems so long and yet not at all.

and speaking of england. i shall be in london around september 26 - 29 {inclusive} and then again from october 17 - 22 {approx}... if anyone here is interested in meeting up at all and is free during any of those times, let me know? i plan to post a more extensive itinerary of where i'll be during the 5 weeks i'm over there as i know there may be people i can meet as i travel around britain {miss tumblelolly !}; but i know there are more people in england here than i've talked to already and i'd love to meet as many people as possible. so let me know if you might be around? also any recommendations for hostels/places to stay in london or other places i should know of are much appreciated :)

right. now back to the zine and then off to bed. another week is about to begin.

mmarije on June 20th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)
Oooh wow!

Is there a special price for all of the Sanrio stationery (and the hello kitty, badz maru notepads)?

I would be able to come pick it up :P
    scarlet's walk: [grac3land] ! upside downkisstheviolets on June 21st, 2004 04:20 am (UTC)

well i am selling things separately at the moment as they are listed; but if things don't sell i can contact you and come up with a price for it all, perhaps? i am not sure what will sell, i just thought i'd list it anyways :)
mmarije on June 21st, 2004 10:15 am (UTC)
Re: ebay
Okay. Can I ask where you bought the stationery?
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on June 21st, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
Re: ebay
hehe. the irony? from ebay :P
{yes, i suck :P}
L.fallensnowdrop on June 20th, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
Fantastic :D

Recommendations for places to stay - if in London you really want to be staying somewhere in zones 1 or 2. Anywhere else is going to be an absolute pain, because the Tubes stop at about 1am, and night buses are... well I learnt the hard way when it once took 4 hours to get to a house in zone 5, and that included a lift for the last zone!

http://www.london-hostels.co.uk/offers/default.aspx looks quite nice, the rooms are cheap, and all the locations are in very nice areas. I've also stayed at the International Students' House in Gt. Portland Street, which is decent for the price - it'll cost you around 24 pounds (I think) for a single room, which includes breakfast and some net access. Prices may have changed, I don't know.

I'm at school smack bang in the centre, in the Barbican. In fact, if you look up and see the Gherkin - we're not far from there, in the middle of the three really tall blocks of flats. So meeting you anytime would be great.

Tell me if there's anything else you need to know!

    scarlet's walk: [grac3land] ! upside downkisstheviolets on June 21st, 2004 04:34 am (UTC)

ee thankyou for all the tips darling -- i shall definitely be in contact with you as i would ADORE to meet you. also it is good hearing recommendations from people who know/or who have experienced various hostels or parts of the city -- i feel much safer than choosing someplace blindly :)
psst: what is yr email address dear ?
thorn witchalex_faerie on June 20th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
*dies* your icon!!!! miss stargirl where did you get it? I have that picture printed in a notebook somewhere but I've never seen any icons of it <3
    scarlet's walk: [grac3land] ! upside downkisstheviolets on June 21st, 2004 04:31 am (UTC)
grac3land - she makes the most awesome icons :D
{psst: love yours too darling ! so whimsical, sigh. it looks virgin-suicides-ish :)}
litonya on June 20th, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC)
I'd love to read that zine when it's completed :)

Where else are you thinking of visiting in England?
    scarlet's walk: [grac3land] ! upside downkisstheviolets on June 21st, 2004 04:36 am (UTC)

oh everywhere ! i will be doing a tour that goes to all the touristy places around england, but i definitely want to spend some extra time in stratford, as well as exploring london and the west end. really, anywhere though -- i want to go to too many places than i'll have time for. but it will still be so wonderful :)
(no subject) - bellbottom on June 20th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
    scarlet's walk: [grac3land] ! upside downkisstheviolets on June 21st, 2004 04:25 am (UTC)

oh of course ! i shall go and add you back as well (i am at work at the moment so perhaps next time i'm at home - sneaking in comments on the sly ;))
opheliaesque on June 21st, 2004 03:26 am (UTC)
Oh Jade I am so excited you are going to England. I will re-live my study abroad vicariously through you!

I never stayed in any hostels in London itself... I know a lot of people who used the Marriott, I believe at Swiss Cottage (it's in Zone 2). If you're going to the Lake District or into West Yorkshire (to Haworth/Keighley/Leeds area - where the literary Bronte sister grew up), I've got two great B&B recommendations, and quite affordable too. Also, if you want ideas on good museums, little places, maybe some pubs (I didn't go out too too much, sadly), shows... let me know. And take a little trip to St. John's Wood, where I lived, just to say hello. And make sure you ride the Bakerloo line (best name) and the Jubilee line (nicest and the line that went to the Wood) on the tube lots and lots.
opheliaesque on June 21st, 2004 03:28 am (UTC)
Oh one more thing... buy a Travelcard for your stay, so you'll have a cheaper tube/bus fare. Or better yet... get the cool Oyster card! (You can sign up online, and it's refillable. It's the latest way to travel the London Underground.)
    scarlet's walk: [grac3land] ! upside downkisstheviolets on June 21st, 2004 04:23 am (UTC)

ooh thankyou for all your awesome tips! i will definitely keep yr suggestions in mind :)
moonliteangel12 on June 26th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
just curious if u would like to be penpals:)
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