Sunday, September 30, 2007
Moral: Be nice to your foregin nationals, they belong somewhere.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
"I love your accent."
"You look like Mika" (http://www.mikasounds.com/)
"Do you fancy her?"
"What's a Twinke?"
"I can't wait to go to America. I want to go to Alabama."
"He's the bloke who always wears tight trousers."
"Were you rat-assed last night?"
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I got the chance to go for a run the other day, and I ran into a rabbit. Actually, it'd probably be more accurate to say that a rabbit ran into me. On the 72 acres where I live there are loads of rabbits - loads - so seeing one is not a rare occurance. But apparently the rabbits here have developed a disease called myxmatosis which, among other things, causes them to become oddly bumpy until their eyes swell up and they go blind. It then takes the blind rabbit roughtly 13 days to starve to death and rot into a hollow, bumpy, rabbit shell.
Anyway, I began my run on a trail through the woods with a very narrow entrance, and I was not surprised to see a rabbit standing in my path. After all, there are loads of them here - loads. But I was surprised that this rabbit didn't move out of my way. I stomped the gound and yelled, "Hey, Rabbit!" in my most Terry-sounding voice until this rabbit could sense it was in danger.
The rabbit then shot off to the right about four feet and crashed head first (as head first is the only way rabbits travel) into a fallen log. Looking bumpy and confused, the rabbit then turned and, more cautiously this time, hobbled into my feet. The third time was a charm and the rabbit found it's way into wooded saftey.
As I continue my run along on the beautiful English earth, past a few hollowed, bumpy, rabbit carcases, pondering "Hollow Rabbit" as a band name, I run into Terry cleaning the blunt end of a shovel in a rain puddle. His eyes lit up when I told him the location of my furry little friend, but at dinner he relayed that he could not find it. As for Terry's music selection, I have no idea what the hell was going on there.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Needless to say, I was disapointed to discover that an Aero bar is a chocolate bar infused with, well, nothing. It is chocolate and air. The "bubbles" are just air. "Have you felt the disapointment melt yet?" Chocolate with air bubbles will do the trick. It's a good thing the Jelly Babies I bought were awesome, or I might have to boycott English candy (sweets as they'd say) all together.
Friday, September 21, 2007
"Sit on your Mum!" ~Girl being mean to another girl
"Can you say, 'I'd like a cup of tea,' in an English accent?"
"I don't think I can't say that in an English accent."
"Can you speak in an American accent?"
"Totally awesome dude."
"Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop!" (with two-handed finger guns waving overhead) ~apparently this means that you are somewhat dangerous, and it's a celebration.
"Where is the bloody sugar?" ~Beth, SPEC Volunteer