Published: July 21st 2011July 20th 2011
As I mentioned in my last entry, we saw MacBeth Tuesday night performed by the Royal Shakespeare Club. Even though I had never seen nor read the play and didn't always exactly know what was going on, I still really enjoyed it. I then went home and stayed up until 3 am to finish my first paper, fun stuff. This morning I felt like death when I woke up, I think its mostly form lack of sleep and the weather change so I'm not too worried. Anyway I had an idea earlier that I though might make for an interesting entry.
Things You Will Find in England Versus Things You Will Not Find in England...
In England you will find...
-Bicycles - I was really surprised by how many people bike, even people in their business suites
-Clouds - they're kinda popular here, especially the gloomy grey ones
-Rain - from the clouds
-People who speak English - it's their national language
-People who don't speak English - like I said, lots of tourists
-Paintings of dead people - pretty self explanatory
-Tiny cars - think the Italian Job, but in England
-Tea - just another reason to sit around and do nothing
-Pubs with Animal & Color names - the Red Lion, White Horse, Blue Ox, Golden Peacock? Seriously its like an episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple
-CCTV cameras - from birth until death your entire life is documented. 99.99% of footage is never used
-Digestive Biscuits - quite tasty actually, these semi sweet cookie/crackers aren't just for constipated people
-Stores that close at 5 p.m. - I just put in a long day, time to go home
-Stores that open at 11 a.m. - oh wait, no I didn't...
-Roundabouts, driving on the wrong side of the road - true to the stereotypes
-Mayo - its really quite disgusting, they literally put it on everything
-Curry Houses - at least they don't use mayo
Buses- unlike Ann Arbor buses, these guys are stealthy. You have very little warning when one is near.
-McDonalds - the real american embassy
I could go on for hours, but instead lets look at some things they don't have...
-Water Fountains (bubbler?) - in a country where every drink is either caffeinated or alcoholic, I'm still trying to figure out how people stay hydrated
-Late night (cough *drunk* cough) food - could this be the solution to curing our obesity epidemic?
-Deodorant - this store literally sold tooth brushes, lotion, acne products, even laundry detergent but no deodorant, gross
-Litter - to it's credit, England is pretty clean
-Attractive dogs - they're big on bull dogs and bull terriers
-Trucks - I guess the whole "american red neck" marketing strategy didn't work over here
-Jobs - glad to know the US isn't the only one
-Latino people - not surprisingly, but still figured I throw it in there
-Intimidating cops- seriously with the little hats, its hard to take them seriously
-American football - duh
-Leggings - they prefer super thigh leather pants
-Public Restrooms - kind of ironic considering everything they drink is a diuretic
-Yellow cabs - they're black here
Well thats about it for now, hope I got you to laugh ... or crack a smile.... or maybe just twitch a little, whatever