Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 82

Religious cereal

The other day I inadvertently bought some cereal that is totally based on religion. Yep, I am eating grain that is processed according to the Bible. Oh my……it’s called Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal.


I’m not quite sure what to say about this, except that I am pretty sure we don’t have religion-based cereal in the UK….and I’m more used to cereal being based on three irritating leprechaun-type creatures called Snap, Crackle and Pop πŸ™‚

It’s fairly good, though, if you’re after a bit of flax, berries and cardboard for breakfast.

Dog in handbag

I had to stop a lady in a store the other day because she had her teeny-weeny dog in her handbag. This is like Sex and the City. She was amused that I was amused by her having ‘Poopie’ the dog in her handbag, and so let me take a picture. Here is Poopie. Bless!

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Valentine’s Day

I’m still not sold on Valentine’s Day. I waded through 15 cards, sugar-filed candy crap and love notes for Harry on Thursday. He, however, was delighted.

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It was refreshing to hear from an American that this sort of ‘closeting’ of children, where they all get cards and there are no character-building broken hearts is all new and unnecessary. I so agree.


One of my best experiences to date was taking part in a Howard County podcast, where I discussed local issues with two lovely local guys in the Mall. It was a good ol’ chinwag about all sorts of American stuff. I got to comment on American culture, guns, fire hydrants (!) and voyueriusm in American bathrooms. I also learned how amusing it is if, when asked the time, and it is noon, an American answers with ‘high noon, ma’am’. You had to be there…..

Check it out!

Me, Paul and Dennis podcasting it up πŸ™‚
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2 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 82

  1. ThatOtherGuy says:

    You should podcast. I suggest you find either a fellow Brit (or other expat) or one of the locals to cohost. I’d listen.

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