Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 552

New Year in the USA

New year is well underway here. We have the first snow of the season on its way tomorrow – yawn, over it already.

What’s been amusing me at the gym is how all the American ladies are like ‘Oh, I have to burn off those extra cookies I ate.’ I heard it three times today already. The cookies, the darn cookies.

Whereas the British women I have encountered (there are a bunch round here) are like: ‘Oh my God, I ate and drank soooooo much….I drank EVERY day….it was really good fun.’

Happy Sozzled New Year ;)

Happy Sozzled New Year ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, I need to know if the ‘cookie’ thing is just a thing that’s said by these women to capture the holiday thing, or if it’s true that they did just eat lots of cookies and over the holidays there is a big cookie eating thing that happens, or is the cookie thing just a cover up for the Americans doing the real deal drinking thing as per the British women?

Or, are we Brits just a bit boozier in general than our American cousins…?!

Anyway, it made me curious. Answers please!

Dinner party etiquette

I could write wads and wads about this, but really, when it boils down to it, British and American dinner party etiquette really is very different from start to finish.

Cheers!

Cheers!

I couldn’t find any video to demonstrate this, but I did find this and it reminded me how funny itย is. I might do a video about the British / American differences, which aren’t as extreme as this, but ya know…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

On the Dr Oz show

If you’re in the USA and happen to be doing the ironing at home, or flicking through channels, or at a complete and utter loss at what to do with your time, you might like to tune into WBAL-TV (NBC) and watch me at 2pm on Wednesday 7 January for a 30 second briefing on curing insomnia. It’ll be sure to make you laugh (remember The Jacketย incident I blogged about…? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). And I bet they edited the audience’s gasp when I spoke forth in an English accent!

I'll be on this :)

I’ll be on this ๐Ÿ™‚

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7 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 552

  1. tim spahr says:

    That’s funny, I thought Borat was British!

  2. mspahr2014mspahr says:

    I think the ‘cookie’ thing is real & I think maybe Brits are a bit boozier (but who cares!)

  3. Shauna Vargas says:

    I know that I definitely tend to eat more cookies during the holidays, but I don’t really drink any more than I normally would. So for me, at least, your theory holds true.

  4. Pat and Pam says:

    Yup — Brits are boozier. I noticed it particularly my first Christmas in UK — the office parties in town all day, people booking taxis so they could drink a lot, business offices banned from pubs because their Christmas parties were too rowdy a previous year. And all marks of pride, it seemed.

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