Filed under: Life
… Because if I don’t write it here, I’ll forget.
- Books on British Multiculturalism from the library
- Start research
- Copy notes into notebook
- Finish Christian Press contacts
- Get my email!
- Start Church Press contacts
- 501(c)(3) research
- Begin Web 2.0 presentation
- Get 2005 Ethiopia pictures
- FAFSA, Profile, Taxes
- Email to family
Ok… I think that’s about it!
Filed under: Media
His link’s in my blogroll.
Here’s a quote from him about how he sees his blog:
I want to see how other people talk, walk and live. I want to see our difference. It’s the wierdest thing, but that’s where I find the humanity–not in the sameness–but in the small details which I never would have imagined. I don’t know how to explain it, but that’s where I find unity. And that’s what I try to give you here.
Filed under: London
A conversation that I’ve been meaning to put up for quite a while – basically because it’s so funny, especially having cousins that live in the south, and one in particular that could possibly fall into this situation (although I wouldn’t call him a chaud, that too mean) — yes Patrick, I’m talking about you!
– Back story — Mal and I are walking home from God-knows-where a couple of weeks ago. BU’s Crofton is located just around the corner from the Richmond in London house – yes, University of Richmond. So we’re walking back and we spy a group of Richmond students walking down Queen’s Gate Terrace. How do we know they’re from Richmond – well the khakis and Polo Ralph Lauren shirts kind of give it away, also the girls’ super straight hair helps too. So we’re passing them when this huge lumbering “chaud” of a man, with his arm draped around an American girl (also from Richmond) passes us, with an open wine bottle in his hand and goes on and on in his Southern accent about the horrible hotel he recently stayed in.
Needless to say, Mal and I could not stop laughing. It’s a big thing here to try to fit in – at least not piss of the Brits with you’re stupid American=ness. The ways to do this are to: not wear sweatpants outside, not wear baseball hats (sorry Steph), no wear sweatshirts. And to further on the clothes- guys wear tighter jeans and jumpers (sweaters) and girls wear leather boots with BLACK leggings and a miniskirt or shirt-dress. Also, it is essential not to travel in large groups – 4 people should be the max – and to not talk soo loud!
To continue the chaud story… while discussing what occurred with Michael Oliver one day when the internet was down, he reveled us in some of his own stories about the Duke kids that study abroad here in London through the BU program.
They’re always dressed nice – well in the American style at least, British girls would never go for that. They work on their upper body thinking that’s all that matters, when we all know that girls also do want to have intelligent conversation. Then they act all kind and considerate. One day you’ll be walking down the hallway and you’ll see the door taken off it’s hinges and made into a beer pong table. Then you’ll see them passed out, pants half down, in the middle of the hall. Obviously drunk, they will wake up, apologize kindly, and promise to fix the door in the morning. Always a gentleman, unless drunk. That’s how the southern boys act. Too bad they won’t be getting any here in London – and I told them to go out and get new jeans, but the least they could do would be to get new shoes.
And that’s the life of an American living in London
Filed under: London
Here are some Brits, Canadians, and some other nationality I can’t even figure out, trying their best at American accents — pretty funny!