Seeing Les Mis in London

Friday, July 10, 2009

Jenny had budgeted her trip very wisely and to-the-pound (/euro).  And I pretty much never have any money, so budgeting is super easy for me since, well, there's nothing to even budget.  For example, when Jenny arrived in London, she came bearing gifts (from my mom).  My mom had sent with her a Ziploc bag of GBP and Euro coins since those cannot be exchanged.  You would have thought I had won the lottery when Jenny handed me that bag.  "I can eat today!", was the first thing that came to mind.  

So it should come as a surprise that both of us, along with Lindsay -- who was in an even stickier financial situation than I since her debit card had just been 'eaten' -- decided to go see Les Mis one night at Queen's Theatre for 60 GBP a piece.  With what money were you planning on buying that ticket?, you ask.  Well, this is the part where I explain to you how resourceful and imaginative I am.  I emailed my mom and proposed to her that she buy me the ticket as an early birthday present, and then just remember to not buy me a birthday present later that year.  She agreed, and bought me the ticket.  And so, we saw Les Mis!  And a wonderful time was had by all.  It was a great birthday experience, if I do say so myself.

P.S. My birthday is in September.


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