Upsetting the Ravens fans…
In Maryland I know a lot of Ravens football fans. They are generally horrified at this account that took place in our home this week. 😉 #sorrynotsorry
Husband: Harry, I got us tickets to see the Ravens play! [fyi, fellow Brits, astronomically expensive tickets for an American football game]
Harry: Ugh, I hate the Ravens. Just cos everyone else likes the Ravens, it doesn’t mean I have to. [My son is #notasheep]
Husband: They’re playing the Steelers…..
Harry: Yey, I love the Steelers! [fyi, he has never seen the Steelers ever before but just ‘supports’ them because he feels sorry for them]
Husband: Well it will be a good game then.
Harry: Yes, I only like the Steelers and the Oreos*
(*he means Orioles, fellow Brits, who are the Baltimore baseball team….)
Hmmm, I don’t think we’ve been doing very well with our American sports education……
Reverse culture shock
This is an expat piece I wrote for Global Living Magazine about returning home and all the stuff that you have to get your head round it. I’m silently preparing, folks, but there’s still so much to do here!
Click on the image to enlarge and read it!
Guns in the USA
This is a slightly more controversial issue than the UK Desperate Housewife usually deals with, but sometimes topics like deer spotting in the garden (I did!) and whether they are selling Christmas stuff in Costco yet or not (they are!) don’t always pass muster.
Remember when I went shooting with the cops last year?
So, this is my ‘investigation’ into learning about, trying to understand and getting my head round guns.
The long and the short of it is that if someone pulled out a gun, I’d be pretty darn scared. Fact.
What I do appreciate and understand is that much of the USA has a different mentality to guns and gun ownership than the UK, and as expats in America it’s a topic some Brits struggle with. I’m trying to get it, and this piece is about that.
Hey, if you don’t like it, don’t shoot me. (Bad joke, sorry.)