Meh, Oxford, a hidden tavern, and Equip: Increases attack power by 60 when fighting Beasts.

The Wandering Nerd August 23rd, 2007

I’ve been really strapped to figure out what I was going to say about Oxford. It was…okay? At best it was a mediocre place to stay. The tours I went on where mediocre, the service I received all over the city was mediocre, the reception where ever I went was mediocre. I was expecting this fantastic experience. The Oxford experience y’know? It wasn’t even outlandishly bad, just really ‘meh’ overall.

There were a few highlights, the Turf Tavern - which really is impossible to find if you don’t know where/what it is - and New College - which is the oldest college in Oxford, go figure. The best part about New College though was the bit that looks for all the world - of warcraft - like the Scarlet Monastery, there are pictures. I was really close to jumping this groundskeeper that looked just like the houndmaster for his stick… If you play WoW, that’s all uproariously funny, if you don’t, pretend I never said anything and be reminded this is the wandering nerd site, not wandering cool guy. Interesting side note: there is one thing that the groundskeeper of New College, and indeed the groundskeeper of any of the other colleges shares in common with the Queen - that’s ‘of England’ not ‘of Bohemian Rhapsody.’ The only people allowed to walk on the grass in the common areas of the colleges are the Fellows, the Queen and the bloke what mows the grass. See all of the wonderfully esoteric stuff you learn here?

I did poke around and get some fun photos though so I’ll call it a was. Walking around late at night in Oxford was much more exciting than the whole ‘walking college’ tours. I’d like to be there during an academic year, I suspect it would be more entertaining.


Give it a look and make up your own mind, but there was very little inspirational for me in Oxford. The only really striking thing was the Oxford Tube, which is the bus line which runs from Oxford to London. The fun part there is there’s wi-fi for free the whole way. So the previous two posts were made when I was rolling down the interstate…er…uhm…expressway here. Not only do they have better public transit, but you can surf the web while you’re on it. Now that is progress.

and I’ve got just one thing
that I can offer

3 Responses to “Meh, Oxford, a hidden tavern, and Equip: Increases attack power by 60 when fighting Beasts.”

  1. The Parentson 24 Aug 2007 at 11:10 pm

    We just got home from Tennessee for the funeral of your dear Aunt Mary. It was so sudden and such a shock. Hope we don’t have any more of them while you are across the pond, so to speak. I read your site every day. We are so glad you could pursue your dream. Have fun.. love The_Parents

  2. Picidaeon 25 Aug 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you for the eagle info. What a GORGEOUS bird! I will say that New College does resemble SM in those pics. NAUGHTY SECRETS!

  3. Hoshion 27 Aug 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Don’t worry about going to Bath when I make it over. According to your photos, there is a distinct lack of people, especially women, in the UK. =P
    What’s the ETA on reaching mainland Europe? I am quite anticipatory to read your exploits when you get to countries that do not speak Engrish as their first language…and have (apparently) more women in their population. =)
    Be safe, have a good time and don’t IM and drive!

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