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Aug. 4th, 2012

Monday (the 9th) [ profile] bunny_hugger and I had breakfast at the hotel, in a different spot, as they apparently rotate the assigned tables around the room. Fair enough. We also, having thought about Efteling things we hadn't gotten to see, decided to ask the desk if they'd hold our bags while we went back to the park for a few hours. We were to go to sleep in Amsterdam, but that didn't mean we lacked time to get there. The desk clerk was happy to. As she processed selling us park tickets she muttered something, and then apologized to us, for thinking to herself in Dutch, here, in a small town in the Netherlands. [ profile] bunny_hugger and I thus have received possibly the most unnecessary apology of our lives. We accepted it. (We did try to explain that ... well, sheesh, if you can't think to yourself in your native language in your native home, where can you?)

So what preconceptions about the video game Roller Coaster Tycoon would we see shattered, utterly destroyed, by this day? The answer may surprise you! Also, we did not go on the ride named 'Monsieur Cannibale', possibly because we couldn't imagine such a thing actually existing now that cartoon characters whose faces get blown up by dynamite don't start singing like the Inkspots anymore.  )

Really, it was all wonderful ... except that their Wifi wouldn't let e-mail or ssh through. That's ... less than wonderful.

Trivia: Following the shooting down of Korean Air Lines 007 the California legislature unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Soviet government and calling for athletes from the Soviet Union to be banned from the 1984 Olympic Games. The legislature later withdrew the call. Source: Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement, Editors John E Findling, Kimberly D Pelle.

Currently Reading: Wartime, Paul Fussell.

PS: Playing with Tiles, as I got a link to a fun little database of ways to cover the plane with repeating patterns.


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