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Am doing much better now. Met up with treacle_well, necturus, hobbitbabe, dragon3 and patgreene for dinner - we all just went to the hotel restaurant, and I managed to persuade them to feed me :) Went to bed early (9pm local time) and slept well until 5am, when I woke up having an asthma attack (damn feather pillows). Finally got my nose cleared and fell asleep again, and slept until about 9am, when I went out.

Breakfast was a Clif bar, which I've never had before but know to be vegan because Veganstore stock them - it was interesting. Then I found Starbucks, the Baltimore Visitor Center, and a Whole Foods store, which is basically a large supermarket (the size of our local Sainsbury's) which specialises in organic and health food. They had FOUR FREEZERS of vegan ice cream. We have fridges in the hotel rooms but no freezers. I almost wept.

They had giant vegan double chocolate chip cookies for $0.89. That's like 50p. You can't even buy non-vegan giant cookies at home for that! Millies only go down to 70p per cookie if you buy a thousand!!

Am unlikely to starve anytime soon, but also unlikely to eat healthily :)

Am now in necturus' room using his net connection and discussing philosophy, religion and American culture. Will probably wander down to the consuite in a minute.

By the way, my webmail IS working, so if you want to email me, feel free :)

Current Mood: okay okay

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From: pir Date: 21st January 2005 18:50 (UTC) (Link)
With the dollar currently in the toilet and the generally lower cost of living in the US everything is going to seem cheap to you right now.

I dunno what it is with americans and feather pillows (and duvets), I hate the things.
baratron From: baratron Date: 22nd January 2005 21:31 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm still working on the mental translation of it being US $1.5 to the pound, and even then everything seems cheap. I would go mad buying CDs to take home, if only I could think of what CDs I actually want at the moment :)

I'm still pretty amazed by how un-difficult it is for me to get fed. I don't know whether I've got better about communicating my needs or if it is simply much easier to find veggie & vegan stuff these days. Not being in Colorado also helps ;)
emilystyles From: emilystyles Date: 21st January 2005 19:24 (UTC) (Link)
hey! welcome to the usa. when will u b in boston again?!
baratron From: baratron Date: 22nd January 2005 21:27 (UTC) (Link)
Next weekend, from Friday or Saturday round to Monday (31st). It's all a bit vague, depending on things like snow.

I need to go clubbing, for the sheer novelty value of Being Able To Go To A Club and not dying of asthma...
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