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The London Logs: Missed Connection

The Author By Kelly Hayes-Raitt | August 4th, 2012 | Comments No Comments

A friend of mine from high school is coaching the US Olympic Women’s Wrestling Team!

(I didn’t know women’s wrestling was an Olympic sport!)

Whatever… A high school buddy from my 7,000-person hometown is here in London coaching the US Olympic Women’s Wrestling Team!

!!!

I’m so proud of Alex Conti.

But bummed we missed meeting tonight. I was sure everyone knew where the Millennium Bridge was – the weird “talking” futuristic bridge that dumps pedestrians out at the Tate Modern Museum and the Shakespeare Globe Theatre.

Somehow Alex asked directions from London’s only two clueless people who — horrifically — had him running around for over an hour. By that time, I’d waited 2 hours, gotten cold and hungry and figured Alex was hung up so I left.

Yikes! I think it’s time to configure the sim card in the cell phone that was left for me! I’m such a stubborn Luddite!!

I did spend a blissful 2 hours gazing at the Thames and enjoying the river of tourists flowing in front of me. I had a Philippines chapter of my book with me, and completed some great editing. (Who was it that said writing isn’t in the writing but in the editing?)

Meanwhile, poor Alex spent over an hour running up and down the banks of the Thames trying to find the right bridge where his Fredonia leprechaun lurked. Let’s wish him luck with his wrestling women! (They compete August 8 & 9.)

Watch this space: I hope when he and I finally do connect, he’ll allow me to post an interview.
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