Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 605

USA prom etiquette

It’s a good job I am not out here in the USA as a 17 or 18 year old, cos, quite frankly, I would most likely be ejected from the Senior Prom. Fact.

Take a look at these rules and regulations that my friend’s daughter and her buddies will have to abide by for the upcoming high school dance (click on it to enlarge!)….

Keep both feet on the floor at the same time (so no jumping then? God forbid, anyone JUMPS cos that's outrageous!)

Keep both feet on the floor at the same time (so no jumping then? God forbid, anyone JUMPS cos that’s outrageous!)

It really is a far cry from the Grease movie dances that I grew up on and loved and wished would happen in my life. I guess I’m not missing out of anything then. Don’t they know, we’re all BORN TO HAND JIVE BABY!

Plus, this was when John Travolta was sexy and cool, and not slightly creepy like he is now 😉

Chocolate Mailbox

I’ve got some British chocolate on the way to me, cos I just can’t get on with Hershey’s at all, and I cannot blimmin’ wait! It’s from the Chocolate Mailbox company, and I’ll be getting my chops round a Curly Wurly, which I haven’t had in a long, long time. Bring it on!

Twirls! Double Deckers!

Twirls! Double Deckers!

When this box arrives it will actually be the first time Harry will have tried a few of these. He’d better get used to them!

British crisps

I miss me some British crisps too. But this weekend me and my Brit chum George stuffed our faces and made crisp sandwiches with Skips and Walkers Prawn Cocktail at a cricket match picnic.

Long live the British crisp!

Long live the British crisp!

Blimey, a crisp sandwich and we didn’t even have the excuse of hangovers! 😉

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8 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 605

  1. Keep both feet on the ground. Really? Do they know that to walk requires lifting one foot off the ground and placing it in front of the other that should be firmly on the ground and then repeating it until you get to your destination?

  2. Maryjen says:

    They’d better teach the dances, because I never heard of a dance where both feet are on the floor at all times. Do they expect crawling, like babies?

  3. Everton_fan says:

    Sigh. People who don’t have teenagers yet. “Both feet on the floor” means (a) no “leg wrapping” – wrapping one leg around your partner’s thigh to smash your crotches closer together; (b) no breakdancing – that’s a liability issue if somebody gets hurt; and (c) no lifting your partner up off the floor and carrying him/her around – again, liability, and also limits the ability to bury your face in her cleavage. And yes, I’m serious. That’s why the rule exists.

  4. It’s a shame you aren’t in the Chicago area. We get some familiar favorites, but they are made in Central Europe. You cannot taste the difference, and the prices are comparable. Nigel Farage would blow a gasket if he knew what was going on. 🙂

  5. Oh, well. Got the link to work at least.

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