2 a.m., Madrid time -- Wed. morning, despite the date given this entry by Blogger. Freshly returned from the U.K., a late flight getting me home well past midnight. The end of a long day with too little sleep, me beginning to get genuinely stupid from the need for shuteye. Therefore I'll keep the following brief:
From a conversation in Oxford, England: "I'm experiencing a definite slippage of reality."
Sign seen on the side of a city bus in Oxford: PLEASE REFRAIN FROM LICKING THIS BUS
Seen on a chalkboard in a pub in Oxford: DOG'S BOLLOCKS -- DANGEROUSLY DRINKABLE!
A quote attributed to Salvador Dalí, seen in London: "The one thing of which the world will never have enough is exaggeration."
Yet another quote attributed to Salvador Dalí, also seen in London: "I'm in a permanent state of intellectual erection."
From a conversation overheard in the Victoria line of the London Underground (said through a thick cockney accent): "I'm gonna have to say to Trish, 'Do you not flush the toilet when you go to the loo in the middle of the night?'"
Recent images from this Christmas season -- Yesterday afternoon in Manchester:
Trafalgar Square, London -- Late this afternoon, daylight waning: