Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 327

Hey, what’s up?

Harry gets greeted at school by this cool bloke at the Before-School Care thingymabob and he always says to him: “Hey Harry, what’s up?”. Harry sort of smiles and nods and doesn’t know what to say, because this is an American-kids-stylie greeting that he is not familiar with. I think he thinks he is being asked “What’s the matter?” and he can’t think of anything that’s wrong so he just doesn’t give any kind of response.

AKA 'How are you?'

AKA ‘How are you?’

Today I told him that the cool bloke is just saying “Hi, how are you?” and that he just has to respond with a “Hey, good thanks, how are you?” or similar and that he’s not actually asking if anything is wrong/the matter.

I have to refrain from giving my down-with-the-kids “Hey, whaddup” response myself. I promise that I shan’t do that – ever πŸ˜‰

Best Tweet ever

My editor at the Baltimore Post Examiner wrote a super-cool tweet about me/my blog today:

“#followFriday @ukhousewifeusa for fearless enjoyment of life….”

I love it! Thanks πŸ™‚

A few of my favourite things….

So, today was spent doing a photoshoot in and around Columbia and Ellicott City, picking out a few of my favourite things that I have encountered here in my little part of America over the past 16 months. Not all of them, mind you – I’m not done yet! There are plenty more to come!

The people and the funny little things that make me smile, or the places that I love to go to, all got one of these cards (or I left one on the doorstep!):

I did have to explain to a few people what 'brillopads' and 'amazeballs' meant... ;)

I did have to explain to a few people what ‘brillopads’ and ‘amazeballs’ meant… πŸ˜‰

Anyway, enjoy these pics! (FYI, I’m in my UK Desperate Housewife USA winter gear – I contemplated the Daisy Dukes, but it was toooooo cold!)

I love nibbling the cheeses in Roots and I apologised to the Cheese Manager for always nibbling on her offerings ;)

I love nibbling the cheeses in Roots and I apologised to the Cheese Manager for always nibbling on her offerings πŸ˜‰ NB – she’s reading the card I gave her!

Outside Kendalls, with their fab tree. Possibly the best American hardware store ever.

Outside Kendalls, with their fab tree. Possibly the best American hardware store ever, even if you’re not big on hardware, like wot I’m not!

The loveliest field of horses that I see on my route to work. Look at me, I'm practically proper country!

The loveliest field of horses that I see on my route to work. Look at me, I’m practically proper country!

I always pass this American flag and house number. It always reminds me I'm in the USA.

I always pass this American flag and house number. It always reminds me I’m in the USA.

I just like this yard. That is all.

I just like this yard. That is all.

A ramshackle old liquor store. Quality.

A ramshackle old liquor store. Quality.

How did this car get so beaten up? I don't know, but someone loves it, and so do I :)

How did this car get so beaten up? I don’t know, but someone loves it, and so do I πŸ™‚

The Bubbleman's Shop in Old Ellicott City. Fascinating and a little bit Glastonbury.

The Bubbleman’s Shop in Old Ellicott City. Fascinating and a little bit Glastonbury.

The best coffee in town (Ellicott City).

Bean Hollow: the best coffee (and tea) in town (Ellicott City).

Tiber Alley. Marvellous name, marvellous bridge-thing.

Tiber Alley. Marvellous name, marvellous bridge-thing.

The best place to eat in Ellicott City, and have drinkiepoos. With Lexi and Matt.

The Rumor Mill (note to self: must not spell with an additional ‘u’) – the best place to eat in Ellicott City, and have drinkiepoos. With Lexi and Matt.

Pure Wine. What more do I need to add...? ;)

Pure Wine. What more do I need to add…? πŸ˜‰

The quirkiest boutique with amazeballs stuff!

The quirkiest boutique with amazeballs stuff!

Heaven in a shop. I could by EVERYTHING in here.

Heaven in a shop called Journey from Junk. (They have gold cowboy boots.) I could buy EVERYTHING in here.

You have to love Ellicott City's window displays - brillopads!

You have to love Ellicott City’s window displays – brillopads!

What more do I need to say about this....?!

What more do I need to say about this….?!

And that completes today’s in-and-around Howard County photoshoot, and indeed my blogging over the holibobs. What fun!

So have a fab/amazeballs/brillopads/merry/happy Christmas/holidays/festive season.

Thanks y’all, it’s been a blogging blast this year! πŸ™‚

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7 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 327

  1. Andy says:

    Happy Christmas right back at ya! πŸ™‚

  2. Claire E says:

    Oh Claire, I miss you! It made me giggle. Brilliant blog today as always.
    Claire xx

  3. Pat and Pam says:

    Loved the blog, and you said YARD! “I just like this yard….” You didn’t say “garden” — unless you only meant the paved driveway? Made me smile, anyway.

  4. Pingback: Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 355 | ukdesperatehousewifeusa

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