TxMom - all the best. You're still welcome to come over to England and slap me round the face with a wet fish! Just don't bring SportsCunt with you, as I think he wants to put my balls in a vice.
Would love to see you when I (eventually) go. Got a goal to go get some of those garnets on the Thames - and whatever else mudlarking finds I can dig up =)... but at least one garnet. I won't mention the churchy story behind it =) Great mystery behind those things, I have my suspicions, may be worth looking into sometime.
Anyhow, when I go, I'd definitely stop for a pint with you (no slapping to be found).