.....and why does she keep emailing me?
I have been blogging for a little while now and you will see from my blog roll that I read a LOT of your blogs. I think I'm right in saying that the majority of you are in the good ol' US of A
I LOVE America. It fascinates me on a level that I hope will become clear from this post BUT before I begin, I feel I should point out that ALL my knowledge of the States (apart from a summer in New York) is gleaned entirely from tv. So to that end, it might be a little skewed!
So, sometimes when I read your blogs, I find I am constantly stopping to google things that I have no clue about…..for example Pb2 (thank you for the email clearing THAT one up) and ALWAYS having to find the little calculator on my pc to divide your lbs into 14 so I can understand what stones you’re talkin’ about ! It’s hilarious and VERY educational.
That said, I do have several questions for y’all:
Who is this Jillian Michaels woman?
What is ‘shred’?
What is ‘Biggest Loser’?
Is an eggplant an aubergine?
Is a zucchini a courgette?
Why are the food portion sizes in your wonderful country so bloody MASSIVE?
Are there REALLY people who don’t have passports?
Why do you put protein powder in smoothies (Laura)?
Why oh why do we not have Reese’s pieces over here?
Do places like Stars’ Hollow really exist?
What does ‘DWTS’ stand for?
What the bejesus is an elliptical?
What are spanx?
What is C25k?
What is almond butter?
Things I love about America:
Crazy spelling and grammar
High School Musical
All the amazing different kinds of bread
The fact that salads come as actual main meals rather than a crappy piece of wilted brown lettuce like here
The TV!!! The Hills, My Super Sweet Sixteen, Laguna Beach, Newlyweds, Friends, Arrested Development, Dawson’s Creek, Sex and the City, 24, Entourage, The Wire, Grays Anatomy, ER, Brothers and Sisters, Pushing Daisies, Californication, The West Wing,
The fact that everything’s massive, food-wise! Like crisps, for example (chips) blimey days! I could FIT INTO one of those bags of Lays!
The fact that you can perfectly acceptably order off menu and have dressing on the side and other such things that do not occur in restaurants here.
Making a big deal out of everything – in a good way J
The phrase ‘hoopla’
Those teeth whitening strips that I STILL CANNOT GET SHIPPED OVER HERE
That you can go out for dessert
Everything’s larger than life
You call high heels ‘pumps’ which here can mean ‘fart’ which always makes me laugh (how immature)
You can get away with calling someone ‘retarded’
The phrase JACKASS and the satisfaction it gives me to say it to someone
A burger is like an entire cow on a plate
Your funny words for things: Crisps are called chips, a waistcoat is called a vest, a blazer is called a sports coat, a pavement is called a sidewalk.
Coffee need not be that instant freeze dried crap
Sweet Valley High
Region 1 cheap dvd’s
Dave Matthews Band
Things I have discovered about America since writing this blog and nosing at all of yours.
· That I need to get a Blend Tech blender (Laura)
· That it’s ok and not sad to have a personal trainer (Jen)
· What pb2 is (several of you!)
· Running works (Kathleen)
· Peanut butter and chocolate go well together when they REALLY shouldn’t
· WW in America is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than the UK (Ms. Bitch Cakes and about a million others)
· The phrase ‘Holy crapola’ (Jen)
· What a ‘hoochie mama’ is
· Blogging is not for saddos
· I CAN DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THIS
· That I take a littler dress size in America!
· About resistance training and how it helps
· That Depo Provera is EVIL
· SWEET POTATO FRIES!
I am sure I will add to this but as you can see, you are all furthering my education in all things American AND making me love it (and you) even more!
I hope this makes you laugh as you glimpse my perspective in the States…I look forward to your answers/comments!!!
GAWD BLEYSS AMERYICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Flipping well LOVE IT!
Love BFP xoxo
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Who is Jillian Michaels.....?
.....and why does she keep emailing me?