I boarded the night plane in Minneapolis for London, Gatwick, where I would spend the next year of my life in school at Nottingham, UK.
6 Arlington Street,
I met Angela from Caledonia. First at Coply Square, in Jessica McKlintock's bridal boutique. We went to the Cafe de Paris on Arlington Street, just off the station toward lower street #'s. We talked college talk. Clases and coffee, her cigarette and I listened. Then the Belle Vita. We stopped to see her favorite sculpture, an angel, in the garden commons. I'm to listen to an angel song by Ministry. I'm also, I found out later, to read a Hemmingway novel written about his life in Paris in the 20's. I will.
Tea at Bella Vita brought us around to more serious poetic discussions, and when we got to her room, I was shown all the paintings she'd done first year at Emerson in a "scenic painting course." I read 2 short stories and a deeply disturbing poem about confessions of all her sins. Then after I read and criticized all, it was time to go, the train was soon to end service, so she walked me to the station and I departed. I read more Allende and realized I should give her that book.
Patrick Andrew Collins
Born in Ireland
and always her
by early training
and varied employ.
15 to 23. Harvard
Bachelor of Laws
at 27. 1902-05
Mayor of Boston
(with scullions, found on Commonwealth, near the beautiful Italian/Spanish style (now Baptist) church.
I spent the whole day at home, much of it in the garage working on the 57 Chevy truck. I put new felt and window liners on the drivers side, since I'd finished the passenger side yesterday. It was easier to do the second time. I also tested the horn and saw that it works fine, it's just the button that isn't hooked up right. I fixed the front left turn signal as well. Then I came inside, and spent the rest of the night cleaning and watching Firefly after Rachel and Jill went into Iowa for a birthday party. I made pizza and had a good night alone.
I had a lovely haircut with Amber today, and once again feel a lot better about myself. Tonight, Rachel will be in Wabasha, so I think I'll have a drink in Downtown Decorah before I go home.