August 11th, 2008

Old Friend

I seem to have a weight problem

...in that my 'check-in' allowance seems impossible to meet with the amount of things I'm having to take to the States. I'm thinking of not taking any clothes and just buying some over there as it's so much cheaper in the US and cuts the weight I need to take down.

Either that or paying whatever the excess weight charge is...
Old Friend

How many is a couple?

Me: "Hello, I'd like a cab in Finchley central please"
Taxi Operator: "Certainly sir, how many people"
Me: "One"
Taxi Operator: "Any luggage?"
Me: "Yes, one suitcase and a couple of boxes."
Taxi Operator: "How many is a couple?"
Me: "???... Two boxes."
Taxi Operator: "Thank you. The taxi will be there in 15 minutes."
Me: "Thank you."

Seriously though... when is a couple NOT two?
Invader Zim - Curse You!

A Few Minutes More...

Of course one of the things I *really* need right now, on the eve of me flying to GenCon, is for my Google account to be playing up and informing me:

"We’re sorry, but your Google Mail account is currently experiencing errors. You won’t be able to use your account while these errors last, but don’t worry, your account data and messages are safe. Our engineers are working to resolve this issue.

Please try accessing your account again in a few minutes."

Of course what "a few minutes" actually means is anyone's guess as in my books "a few minutes" past "a few minutes" ago and it's still not working...

EDIT: Whilst I couldn't access Gmail (I can now btw) I was still able to download all my mail into my Outlook Inbox and read it there. Anyway, problem seems to have been resolved now. Glad people also chimed in about their accounts as I feel slightly relieved it wasn't just a fault with mine like it sounded - although I did have Dave come downstairs to let me know his wasn't working either.