As planned I went to England, to a place called Moulsecoomb. Try to pronounce it. When you think you’ve got it right, you haven’t. The locals pronounce it in a totally different way and it’s hard to recognize any of the characters in the actual word. In Moulsecoomb I had a meeting, then after riding three trains, flying in a plane, sitting in a bus and then a cab I was back home and all was good.

The suspected endless lines in front of the security check at the airport wasn’t as bad as expected. It was not more than usual, actually. Perhaps because the capacity was increased, perhaps because people just don’t have that much liquids in their carry-on luggage.

At the airport I noticed an interesting airline regulation: Matches and lighters are not allowed in your carry-on luggage, but they are allowed if you have them in your pocket. Can someone please explain to me why? Does it mean that they are not that dangerous when in your pocket as when they are in your luggage? There are a lot of weird airline regulations but this one is one of the weirder I’ve seen.

In world “news” it’s probably worth mentioning that Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging and will get executed unless he is saved by the automatic appeal process. And tonight Donald Rumsfeld decided to resigns as US Defense Secretary. Gee, I wonder what will happen to the Halliburton stock?

it looks like they’re up. Remind me not to try to earn any money on the stock market. I was pretty sure they would be down. Maybe Dick will resign soon, too?