Yep, it’s USA Mother’s Day this Sunday, which means that it’s pretty much like any other day, except that there might be a valiant attempt at making breakfast for me, which will result in me having to clear up much more mess than usual, which will be lovely.
Pampering day? Luncheon out? No thanks! I actually made a choice to go and see a bunch of cowboys at a Wild West Show and fairground, so watch this space….
Howard County Recreation and Parks Department have decided to do something extremely British.
They have a cricket ground. Oooh, it’s all cucumber sandwiches and cups of tea whilst lazing on a deck chair on a summer’s day in a British village setting…….
Now, even though I am British, I know sweet FA about cricket. The most interested I got was in the late 80s when I was going out with a sixth former at school, and so I had to spend most of my Sunday afternoons sitting by the cricket pitch watching all the sixth form boys in their whites, rubbing their balls (never understood that bit) and admiring their batting technique. I have no idea about the rules, except that cricket matches take bloody ages and sometimes you get to drink Pimms.
Anyhow, I can’t attend the opening, sadly, because I am dying to meet Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and Recreation and Parks Director John R. Byrd, who both seem jolly nice chaps.
I wonder how many Americans are familiar with cricket – it must have caught on in the area for there to be a cricket pitch laid down in the first place…..
I have offered to make cucumber sandwiches should they need them 🙂
Gangs of Howard County
I nearly spat into my green tea ce matin when I read in Columbia Patch about the Gangs of Howard County (it doesn’t really have the same ring to it as the Gangs of New York, does it?)
They are called the ‘Bloods’ gang and they don’t sound very nice boys and girls at all.
Eighteen members of the Bloods allegedly kept shared firearms, sold drugs and used the money from drug sales, burglaries, robberies and home invasions to finance gang activities.
That’s not what we want to hear. Anyway, they’ve been banged up which is a relief.
37 things you will only find funny if you’re British
My friend Emma posted this on FB today – it needs sharing with you because it made me titter into my spinach salad.
Tell me, USA chums, did you find these amusing too….?