So this is where I live in terms of the London Underground (tube). You can look at the entire tube map here.
The intersting but shitty part is that there is no direct way for me to get to Richmond from the Bayswater station in Notting Hill. When I asked for a location for my temporary housing, I picked Notting Hill because they promised Hugh Grant and that it would be on the District Line(green). To my surprise, Hugh and Julie were nowhere in sight and I have to change trains at Earl’s Court. Those bloody bastards.
Got some meeting invites that say “fortnightly meeting”. Not sure if this is used in the US, but if you do use it I’m sure I’ve already kicked your ass and broken your glasses after taking your GoBot.
Main Entry: fortÂ·night
A fortnight is a unit of time equal to two weeks: that is 14 days, or literally 14 nights. The term is common in the British Isles and many Commonwealth countries, but rarely used in the United States. It derives from the Old English feowertiene niht, meaning “fourteen nights”.
Usage: “Are you going to the fortnightly Operations meeting?”
Answer: “I’m going to kick your arse.”
For some reason, they call Man vs Wild Born Survivor in the UK. To be honest, that’s a much better name, but it’s interesting that they didn’t come up with a name that works for both markets.
I attended Taste of London this last Sunday and had the opportunity to meet Gordon Ramsey, the famous potty-mouthed chef from London who is the chef behind Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen. I can’t believe I actually wrote “potty-mouthed”. I also knit, bake pies, and regularly apply ben-gay to my sore back. Ramsey also hosts the UK-Only show, the F Word. If you watch any of those shows, Hell’s Kitchen in particular, you know that he is pretty rude to people on his show. That’s what makes it fun. I’m not sure how great a chef he really is, but he’s entertaining because he calls fat people…well…fat people.
Fig 1. F all of you
We started off watching a live taping of The F Word and watched him make some salmon dish. It was pretty cool and they gave us cup of pretty nice wine for everyone in the small audience. The good thing for me is that I got to drink all four glasses on my table. Too bad for them. Then we waited in a line to get a book signed. Ok, it made me feel like a 16-year old chick trying to get a Boy Band member to give me a hug and a smile before I faint and get carried away…OMG OMG OMG
Fig 2. This here is a F’in F-Berry.
Fig 3. Put all this f’in food in this F’in F
When we get up to talk to him, he tells my wife to tell me to get a “proper shave”. Hmm…
So after getting a picture taken, I shake his hand and then I tell him his show sucks and that I’m going to sue him. He found that amusing since it was referring to a lawsuit that was just filed against him that he referenced at his show earlier. It was all in jest, but as I was walking away, he told me again to get a “proper shave”.
Fig 4. Cheers to the bloody Ninja
Apparently he is not a big fan of the soul patch:
Fig 5. Properly shaven
Not sure exactly what a “proper shave” means. I’m not sure if he means the small amount of Ninja 5 o’clock stubble I had from 5 months of not shaving or it could be my flava-sava Soul Patch. Or maybe a “proper shave” just means I should F Off. Who knows…all I know is that I was able to get a picture with Gordon Ramsey. OMG OMG OMG.
Something about the name of this Irish airline doesn’t sit right with me.
I just can’t seem to put my tongue, I mean, finger on it….
Are you thinking Paris, Rome, and Barcelona? Fdat…think Eastern Europe. Apparently there are just three countries left that will give you bang for your buck in this shit-dollar, great-Euro world. I remember when I had to change currencies with every country I went to in Europe…no mas. Now we’re left with three:
Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria
Let me know which one you want to visit and I’m happy to plan the trip. I have been to Budapest, which I thought was a brilliant city in Hungary. I also have experience with Romania, having built many web application security measures to thwart their social engineering attacks….so it’d be nice to say hi to them.
Also, I recommend you watch Hostel and Hostel 2 to get you hyped up for your trip, stag.
Word: Stag Party
American equivalent: Bachelor Party
Example: “My mates and I reckon we’s going to Slovakia for a stag party.”
I’m actually not completely sure if my British friend said “party” after “stag”, but you get the idea, stag.
I’m from San Francisco, where I’m used to seeing everything under the sun. But there are some things that don’t fly in the USA…this is one of em:
These bloody Brits need to get a bit more politically correct. I mean, WTF.