Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Never Mind The Bollocks

A friend at work is headed to London for ten days. I was lucky enough to spend a semester there while I was in college, so she has been asking me what she should do and what were some of my favorite things I did while I was there.

Because I am a good friend, I suggested that she not spend the entire time drunk and sleeping with someone else's boyfriend as I did, because I still regret that. (Well, the drinking part, anyway. The someone else's boyfriend turned into my boyfriend for the next six years, so that was actually a pretty good move.) (Stop judging me.)

I have also been helpfully advising her on some pronunciation issues. (Telling her, for example, that everyone knows the river Thames is pronounced "Temms" and not "Thaymes"...and letting her know that when you ask a distinguished-looking British gentleman how to get to the "Totten-HAM subway station", chances are he will respond with a kindly, "I can direct you to the Tottnum tube.")...hypothetically, of course.

She is also directed to check out the Tate Gallery, Covent Garden, the Old Vic theatre, the Victoria and Albert Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. (I'm not a totally hedonistic troglodyte, you know.)

Has been way too long since I've been there >sigh<

6 comments:

Dilettard07 said...

You forgot the "don't call it a 'fanny pack'" piece of advice.

Not to mention the Campaign for Real Ale. Chock full of beery goodness.

JenBC said...

London is definitely calling you. I can't wait to get back (before our 30th I hope).

I'm sure your whole clan will enjoy it when A gets older. Or maybe the trip would be too fun for her (zoo campout anyone?). We wouldn't want her to find out that it's legal for 3 year olds to drink beer there. And recycle.

I have to hand it to the Brits. With their accents, they just plain sound smarter than everyone else. Then you remember that they think "beans and chips" and "beans on toast" are meals, and you wonder.

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

Good advice about the drinking and sex with somebody else's boyfriend-- but that does kind of limit her fun.

Jeff said...

OMG I just read like a months worth of your shit...OMG I just typed OMG. You truly are a talent beyond your wildest dreams. Pause to throw-up. And I'm back. What I mean is good shit. keep it up Canedo. Hi to the Tims and read my shit cause Im back baby.

Kathleen said...

FGIS - You make a valid point. Besides, all the cool people are doing it (cough, cough Angelina Jolie cough, cough).

Jeff - Do you own stock in the word "shit" or something? >snarf<(Thanks for the kudos). Now, tell your friends...

dilettante07 said...

Be sure to tell her that everyone says "cheerio", and "fussbudget" is the Brit equivalent of bee-yotch. That should help her blend in nicely.