A verbatim record of a diary I wrote while visiting friends (Paul & Rice) in Austin, Texas during the Easter holidays of my second year at University in 1994. Re-blogged on the anniversary of each entry. 2017 Commentary, where necessary for context, added as footnotes in italics.
Tuesday 29th March 1994, 13:12 (CST)
WATCHING MTV (AGAIN!)
Well, what a whirlwind of activity and excitement today was… …not exactly! I had a totally lazy day here today, checking up on a few things such as flight times, how much money I have left and ‘America’s Most Wanted’ top 10 (MTV again). I wouldn’t have minded a little sunbathing quality time but unfortunately, the weather wasn’t up to it — sunny but a mere 65°! What is this place coming to ?!? Anyway, the old forecast says it’s going to warm up more during the week, so there’s still time to make it look like I sunbathed non-stop!
Last night, Paul and I went onto campus for a kick about with the football. More or less as soon as we ran onto the field, four other lads asked us did we want a match. Paul had played them before and before you knew it, we were away. I had originally assumed that they were Americans and was looking forward to skinning them but Paul told me that one of them was from Argentina, which made me think twice. Obviously, I needn’t have worried, they weren’t outstandingly good, but good enough for us to have an enjoyable match.
Today I got my first real “gee you have a really cute accent — are you English?”. This is a much stronger form of accent recognition, more than the generic “Are you from England?”, especially in this case where the woman in question asked me to say her name — presumably so she could hear it pronounced properly! Unfortunately, she was an assistant in ‘Jack in the Box’, a burger bar. Oh well…
Yess!! Beavis & Butt-head!! Cool!
[There may follow a slight distortion in the logical thread of the narration as I watch this…..]
…Sod this, I’m going go to bed!