Friday, April 16, 2010

[The Life of Shaun #401] And that's that

Can't get to the West coast before Thursday. Long way to go for a Thu-Sun trip.

So new plan: going to see Russ in Hong Kong later in the year with a side trip to either Vietnam or Burma instead. Gutted to be missing the party, but I guess this is my year to see Southeast Asia.

All you West coasters -- guess this is just a sign it's time for you to come visit me here!

Sad, but alternatively excited,
Shaun

Shaun H. Coley
Shadwell, Tower Hamlets
London, UK

http://www.nocirc.org/
http://shaunism.blogspot.com/

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[The Life of Shaun #400] Çürßèd Eyjafjallajökul

The text/eMail/call has come in - British Airways flight 0275 from London Heathrow to Las Vegas McCarran is cancelled tomorrow. Mexican dinner is nixed. Holiday in flux. I am currently on hold with BA in America since BA Britain is, well, a no-go. Current estimated wait time? 64 minutes.

Sharing tonight with me is my friend Lottie, whose boyfriend was due back today to celebrate their one-year anniversary. He's stuck in Amsterdam. We're currently seeking comfort in Cobra beer.

Holiday interrupted. Wish me luck for tomorrow.

Cheers,
Shaun

Shaun H. Coley
Shadwell, Tower Hamlets
London, UK

http://www.nocirc.org/
http://shaunism.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

[The Life of Shaun #401] This is a public service announcement

Non-Americans can safely stop reading here.

OK, this is a bit off topic, but I thought there'd be enough (American) people interested/fact-deprived to find these useful, so I wanted to share.


NPR's Marketplace Money show had an exposé on the health care bill two weeks ago.  So, if you'd like an audio review of the main features of the 2,400 pages of health reform, you can get it here:

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/episodes/show_rundown.php?show_id=8&start_date=03-26-2010

(If you click on the orange banner near the upper right that says "Listen to the Show", you can listen to the whole thing as aired, or you can just check out the individual segments below.)


This week they had a story on student loan reform, which affects all too many of us:

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/02/mm-studentloan/


OK, enough Samaritanism - back to my normal hedonistic, oblivious ways,
Shaun

Shaun H. Coley
Shadwell, Tower Hamlets
London, UK

http://www.nocirc.org
http://shaunism.blogspot.com

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