Got into Paddington Station, got lost again. Finally found the "left luggage" area, where you pay to have them take your luggage and keep it safe for you. I figured this was an excellent idea, seeing as I did not yet have a place to stay tonight, and wanted to walk around the area a bit looking for one. Walked around a bit, found the flats we'll be staying in, walked some more, found some people from school, hung out with them for a total of 10 minutes (yeah, I'm a loser like that), showed them where the flats were. Ran into a really nice lady that gave me a good lead on where to find a really cheap place to stay - walked over to the area (owowfeetow) and scouted around, found a bed in a quad room in a hostel-type place for £12 ($18). It'll be a little bit of a hike from the closest bus stop, but that's ok. I'm not in a hurry.
It's so weird here. Many things seem very foreign - especially the fact that I can't understand what a lot of shop/cafe-owners are saying. At the same time, things surprise me from home that I wouldn't expect to be here. Walking through the duty-free shop coming out of customs, "Teenage Dirtbag" was playing, and I thought of nightskyre. I saw a guy wearing a Yankees hat (yeah!), although he was probably another American tourist. It's slightly strange to see things like Burger King and KFC, although that's a little less incongruous, at least to my mind.
My time's running out. Can't believe I've been on this computer for almost an hour already. God bless Internet cafes, but I hope I'll have a way to hook my laptop up to the 'Net, at least infrequently.