blog readers have been commenting on my trip to London, so I may as well give you the deets on what happened my first day in the UK:
Cara and I had taken the bus up to Harrod's and were enjoying ourselves in the big city. Just as we started walking back along the sidewalk, what do I do but step in the most GINORMOUS pile of poop you have ever seen -- RIGHT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF SIDEWALK OUTSIDE OF HARROD'S. God it was hideous!
Well, my shoe was completely slimed with crap (human or dog I'll never know). As my gag reflex is immediately triggered by this sort of thing, I decided the only solution was to buy a new pair of shoes. This was not as easy as it seemed...we spent the rest of day in search of a shoe store along the lines of Foot Locker, which apparently don't exist in the proximity of Harrod's. I left my 'mark' in a few upscale shoe depts, but we finally found an athletic shoe store where I purchased a pair of Nikes for oh about 100 US. Could have bought them at the Nike outlet here for about 25. I'm sure. And then I made the shoe salesman throw the poop shoes away. My brand new Shox. poo hoo.