1. a guy on the train furiously working at a rubik's cube. At first i was impressed but he never finished it the whole train ride and if you're going to win me with a rubik's cube, it has to be immediate. anyone can frantically spin it around and look like they know what they're doing. To his credit, i did at one point see the whole side of whites but other than that, it was a no-go.
2. a lady standing next to me who littered carelessly and then spat at random. She also invaded my space while waiting for the train. i understand it's a tight squeeze but she was totally in my territory. i had staked it out way before she even got there. Fortunately the doors opened right where i was so i was forced to scoot to the side to let people off, and i waited in front of her. prime position. sucka!
3. a farmer's market
4. many, many british people
5. the biggest happy birthday balloon i've ever seen in my life and i became green with envy. I am reminded of the time I gathered 80 balloons from byu campus during the women's conference and almost felt myself lift off the ground. That's the stuff dreams are made of, my friends.