Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 341

MLK day

Today is Martin Luther King Day in the USA, which makes it a Federal holiday in honour of his birthday on 15 January. There are a host of parades taking place in American cities.

I love these pictures from the MLK Day parade in Baltimore a few years ago.

An eclectic parade

An eclectic parade

I’ve read a lot today about Martin Luther King, and taken in all his quotes and sayings.

My favourite is this one:

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

O’Malley Birthday wishes

I got an email from Martin O’Malley’s campaign team this week asking if I wanted to ‘sign’ his virtual birthday card for this week. Of course I want to sign it! But I was stumped. How was I going to sign it and say something cheeky and still convince them to let that go in his virtual card (since I am sure they would vet such scribblings).

Firstly I wanted to add something in about his impressive guns. Then I realised that might be misconstrued and be read as some reference to weaponry and not his lovely arms.

Those guns are the ones to which I wished to refer

Those guns are the ones to which I wished to refer

So, instead, I wrote thus: ‘Martin. Happy birthday Mr. Governor. This is from the UK Desperate Housewife USA (I’m not really desperate, but I do blog about you, so please do read my blog whilst you are eating your cake and having a glass of fizz. Love and hugs, Claire xx

I hope it gets through his PR team and he reads it 🙂

Stink Bug Invasion

My Brit chum arrived back on the shores of the Green and Pleasant Land but four months ago. Last night she messaged me to tell me that she had been in her kitchen when something had been buzzing round her….

Not a fly, not a wasp – only a frigging STINK BUG! How did it get there? It must have nested/been an egg or whatever biological phenomenon there is and travelled with her to the UK. So, customs, what do you make of that?

Stinky stink bugs

Stinky stink bugs

Will the UK now begin to understand the Maryland issues with these smelly critters? My friend did dispose (read as squish) the bug, but that is not to say that there are not more of them that followed her to the England and are now preparing to make their mark in proper Hollywood horror movie fashion…..

UK residents, you have been warned…..!


I have nothing else to say about this, except – FFS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 Response to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 341

  1. Emma says:

    If you need something to take away the winter blues why not try human chariot racing?

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