Since it’s nearing the end of my time here (and very significantly nearing the end of my time on my actual exchange program, which finishes tomorrow) I thought I’d run down a couple of the ridiculous phrases the Americans use. For posterity and for those people who, like I did when I was applying, obsessively… Read More Shit Americans Say
It’s really tedious when people keep talking about the weather. Unfortunately, it seems like we’re at that time of year when that’s all everyone does. And I’ve found that being far away from my friends is causing many a ‘four Yorkshiremen’-style battle of one-upmanship between my feet of snow and their feet of rain. My… Read More My amis and me in Miami
Hmm. I do believe it to be time for a catch up. I realise I’ve gone quiet again the past couple of weeks but in my defense, I made the snap decision to write a novel this month. It wasn’t just me. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a thing that people participate in all… Read More A merry Geek Week to us all…
My friend Jess and I have a tradition. It’s legitimately earned that title now that we’ve done it multiple times. Well, two. Which is still more than one, and therefore multiple. We jam. With jam. We have a jam jam. Or, I suppose, technically we have an ‘apple sauce’ jam, but that’s far less pleasingly… Read More We’re Jammin’
The outdoorsy vein of my recent activities continued the weekend following the camping trip with a group venture out to a “cabin” in the “woods”. I use these terms loosely, because when I say ‘cabin’ what I really mean is ‘incredibly swanky holiday home of a millionaire with a pool table, a double balcony, and… Read More Are you cabin a laugh?
I broke my camping duck a couple of weeks ago. Which isn’t to say that I hadn’t partaken of many of the activities associated with it before – y’know, setting up tents, cooking by campfire, and such like – but when I was a Brownie I used to get sent home in tears on a… Read More Camping It Up
Two weeks ago, a very special thing happened. People probably read about it in the national press. People may have heard whispers about it in the street. There is a chance people even felt the earth shake.Put simply, it was important. I finally achieved a two-show day. For years I have been an unabashed, deeply… Read More The Holy Grail
After I ran the Brooklyn half marathon I went on an extremely foolish spree of booking more races. Well, I booked two. But considering the size of this country and the number of races available at convenient times etc etc etc, as well as the price of the things, it felt like a little binge… Read More Chicago-go-go!
I went to Philadelphia. If I’m honest it was quite a long time ago at this point, but I think we’ve all acknowledged that I’m a generally terrible person and I’m making an effort to catch up. Since moving from a flat I didn’t particularly like to an awesome one that I love (Of which… Read More I’ve Got A Philly-ng
Very few towns like British people less than Boston. They have a pretty long history of… It feels wrong to say ‘defying us’ but, well… defying us. Boston was, to generalise massively as is my wont, where the American revolution came from. So, naturally, four Brits drove up there to show them exactly what they were… Read More Boston a Move