14 August 2012

No seriously, the parks are really quite lovely

So my sister was in town last week which is why there has been a bit of an absence here on this blog. Funny enough, my sister and I really didn't do anything particularly blog worthy. She just had back surgery two months ago and she was on plenty of drugs that prevented her from drinking. Not that my sister is much of a drinker anyhow – she's the athletic type that is very comfortable drinking water while the rest of us are getting stupid. Not that she doesn't partake now and again but...whatever. She was here, it was awesome, we remained sober, it was still awesome.

OK, we may have had a pint and a half.  That's not really drinking, is it?

What she and I (and Henry) did mostly was go to parks. Maggie apparently brought the California sunshine with her and it was lovely and 70's for all of last week (I'm completely ignoring the Tuesday morning when we went out and got completely soaked from a sudden cloud opening making me all sorts of Grumpy Gus until that fucking sun showed itself again). Did you know, there are a lot of parks around here, and they are all quite lovely. We also took a long walk on the prom(enade) that follows the River Mersey which was also really great.

In a park!  Surprise!

I know, I know. I have no stories. What can I say? It's my sister. We talked shit for 6 days. That's what sisters do.

I also don't have much of a post for you because I've been really busy with this big thing that is coming down the pipeline. Fuck me. I haven't worked in an office for over a year and I'm still saying shit like 'coming down the pipeline'. Somebody get me a TPS report, stat. I'll have a good post about this 'big thing coming down the pipeline' in a couple of weeks, until then, I'll pose a couple questions to you all. Yes, these questions are a total cop-out for coming up with my own ideas for the next blog post. Feel free to answer via comments if you want:

  • Besides the Beatles, what, if anything do you think defines Liverpool? No stealing hubcap jokes – that's a dead horse.

  • If I haven't covered it already, where in Liverpool would you'd like me to write about and\or explore? Mind, I could be wrong, but I don't think they have crack dens. Or maybe they do. I'll ask Henry, he likes making dens.

  • Oh, and just a general 'I wish I knew' question – who is the lady who breaks in shoes for the Queen? Does she do other things besides just breaking in shoes? I stay up at night wondering about this lady. I bet her feet just ache, like, ALL THE TIME.

 Yes, someone else actually broke these in for the Queen.  Apparently by traipsing through a mud puddle. Who is that woman?!

11 comments:

  1. What's weird is that I knew they were Lizzie's plates...

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    1. It's the Queen's old lady shuffle. It's unmissable even in still form.

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  2. Yay! Cop out? Are you kidding me? I live in Liverpool vicariously through your blog. Now that I get to ask you questions all I can think is, "Squeee!"Oh my god, I'm pathetic.

    Will return with coherent thought at a later time.

    ~ME

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    1. Looking forward to your responses!

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  3. Well, I know I have more questions, but one thing I wonder is what it's like to be an American in Liverpool. Do people treat you differently? Assume you're related to Tim Howard (Everton)? Do you have a cool factor?
    One question I've asked you before in a previous post was in regard to femininity/attire there. Specifically, the high "skank factor" being the norm, vs an exception (as in the States...sorry any Brits). Maybe, if you're up for it, you could share some insights you've had on gender, and social norms? You know, in your spare time. :P

    ~ME

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    1. That last bit is obviously more about British culture at large, not Liverpool specifically.


      ~ME

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    2. Wow, that is a lot to think about! I don't know if I'll be able to answer it all (just from not having the knowledge) but I will try my best. Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Thanks. ;)

    I think I'm a bit fixated on that list bit about femininity. As someone that really couldn't apply makeup if I wanted to, I was a bit culture-shocked when I was in the UK. Kinda' like, I felt more visible because I wasn't ever dolled up. Does that make sense? And the prospect terrifies me, haha.

    You know, that Scouser stereotype has even made it's way here to Seattle? My husband was recently asked where he was from. Expecting a polite nod, the guy instead asked him if he'd stolen any cars lately! WTF? Thank you Jeremy Clarkson, you giant tit.

    ~ME

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  5. I have a few Questions About Liverpool:
    Do you have gas stations that sell butts,beer,and lotto tickets
    Are all the gas stations B P and open 24 / 7
    Do you have Fast Food places Mickey D Taco Hell Bugger King Fun places like that or just Pub Food
    What about delivery Pizza Jimmy John or Chinese
    What is the food that made Liverpool famous Milwaukee has Beer and Brats
    Chicago has the Hotdog and Deep Dish Pizza
    Did you ever find a proper Dill Pickle
    Is ther a lot of Liver in the Pool

    Just another weird American in Sussex,Wisconsin
    Momgail xoxo

    xoxo

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  6. I read up to here before the internet black hole of moving and tried to reply on my iPhone and it all just disappeared. Excuses, bah!

    Would you actually want someone to break your shoes in for you? Ew!

    ShannE

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    1. If it meant never getting a blister again, I'd be up for it. Obviously, there would weekly foot health checks.

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