Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 285

Move over Martin O’Malley

So, you might know if you’ve been following this blog for a while that, even before I moved to the USA, I had a big crush on Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland.

Well, now I have a new crush that has superseded Martin and his fine torso and arms and rock God status.

Goodbye Martin, it was fun while it lasted....

Goodbye Martin, it was fun while it lasted….

My new UK Desperate Housewife crush is Calvin Ball. Calvin is a member of the County Council in Howard County, representing District 2. I’ve seen him at events and heard his gloriously rich laugh, follow him on Facebook and Twitter and such like. BUT….last night he was at my friend Tom’s Celebrating Howard County event and I met him πŸ™‚

'Mr Dreamy'

‘Mr Dreamy’

‘Do you know Claire?’ says Tom.
‘Ah, yes….’ says Calvin.
I go to shake his hand (being a Brit).
Calvin hugs me.
I grin like a school girl and blabber something about how lovely it was to meet him to face to face.

Later that evening I confess my girly crush on the ever-cheery Calvin to chums. ‘I think I have a new crush,’ I declare. ‘On Calvin Ball.’ ‘Doesn’t everyone?’ come the cooing replies from both male and female supporters alike. ‘He’s dreamy…’, they add. Yes, he is.

And he’s like a super good guy doing super good things in the county, and he has a super lovely family. Just super and lovely all round! πŸ˜‰

We like the 'tache Calvin!

We like the ‘tache Calvin!

One of speakers last night said that he comes to Howard County just to see Calvin. Yes, if I lived outside of Howard County, I would too.

Howard County Historical Society Museum

I managed to have a good old nose around this museum in Ellicott City, which was all new to me.

Oooh, what a treasure trove!

Early in 2006 the Society was the recipient of artifacts, photographs, and documents from a direct descendant of Andrew Ellicott, one of the founders of Ellicott City and early America’s foremost surveyor. Some of the stuff in there just felt so American. Take a look…

Did you know that he wed in Ellicott City? Well, now you do!

Did you know that he wed in Ellicott City? Well, now you do!

I'm not sure this is something we would see in the UK

I’m not sure this is something we would see in the UK

Oldy-worldy Americana peeps

Oldy-worldy Americana peeps

This is so....American

This is so….American

See, America DOES have history! So, you naughty Brits who take the p*ss out of that fact that America’s history started somewhat later than ours, here’s proof! πŸ˜‰

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6 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 285

  1. Lesley says:

    the little clown looks like Andy Pandy, the childrens puppet show on UK TV in the 50’s.

  2. ❀ Sweet post, Claire! Yes, Calvin is that awesome, isn't he!?

  3. Turf lover says:

    They’re both hot!

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