Orange and purple are the new black in Maryland
The other day I wore an orange top here in the USA. If you wear an orange top in Maryland people immediately assume you’re doing it to support the Orioles baseball team. I was just wearing it cos it enhanced my tan. Fact.
So this young fit dude in the gym says to me: ‘You wearing that top today for the Orioles?’
And I say: ‘Er, nope…..’
And then I ask: ‘Why is it some kind of special day….?’
And he mutters back incredulously something like: ‘It’s only the first day of the season, duh.’
And then we went our separate cultural ways.
Same goes with a purple top. I like my purple top, and I don’t wear it to show support for the Ravens [American] football team. It just like it, that is all, and it happens to be purple 😉
Also, during this time of year apparently ‘Peep Shows’ are a thing – a thing that I did not know about.
So this conversation went like this with a lady whom I teach class to:
‘We took the family to a Peep Show at the weekend.’
‘OMG! Did you! Where was that!?’
“Up by [I actually can’t remember because at this point I was frothing with amazement and excitement that she had taken her grandchildren to a Peep Show]…..’
‘Wow, I didn’t know they had them here!’
‘You know what a Peep Show is right?’
‘Well, er, yes, I’ve been to one in Amsterdam on a hen weekend….’
‘Okay, well this is a show displaying hundreds of marshmallow masterpieces! Like Peeps, the candy…. you know….’
‘Ah, so it’s not porn then?’
“No, it’s marshmallows….’
And I turned my blushing British face away and pressed play on the iPod.
The benefits of a British accent
I can’t express enough how kind America has been to me. Just yesterday I got a call from a PR agency in NYC asking me to present on a TV show cos they like the way I speak. Am I going to do it? Bloody right I am! Land of opportunity and all that! Bring it on!