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An Englishwoman in Michigan


Tuesday, July 22, 2003

This is an interesting article especially for someone like me who's lived in America for the past 12 years and was used to showing my passport when crossing from one European country into another

Monday, July 21, 2003

Wow, it's been a long time since I last blogged. Time flies by so quickly now - amazing. Anyway, I experienced a tornado warning this afternoon where they used the tornado siren. The sky over Rochester turned black and the siren went off. I didn't count how many times I looked over my shoulder (I sit with my back to a window) to see if there were any tornados heading for us, but luckily there weren't or else I probably wouldn't be sitting here typing right now. On the way home I told my son to take a look at the black sky and he said "no Mommy, that's not black, that's dark blue". Ok, so now I'm color blind? I finally got my recliner on Saturday. It's leather and burgendy. I can't wait for it to arrive so I can push back and relax aaaaaaaaaaaah. Now, let's see how I can persuade my significant other to buy me a Mini Cooper.........!!

Monday, June 30, 2003

Krispy Kreme (the best doughnuts in the world): Mum will be happy to hear that 25 Krispy Kreme franchises will be developed in Britain this fall, but unfortunately I don't know where (waaaaah!).

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Just got back from a 4 mile walk at the park with a friend and from seeing all the tanned bikers, rollerbladers and joggers have realized that I must get another Mystic Tan. Smile, it's a beautiful day!

Friday, June 27, 2003

No sign of a Mini yet, but I'm still hoping. Someone working across the road at another building has a gray one and I'm soooo jealous. Perhaps I should pop over there and see if he or she would let me take it for a test drive. I'm also trying to talk my husband into buying me one, but I also want a recliner, a trip to Hawaii when I turn 40 (which isn't too far off - yikes!), here the Xanax will come in very handy, a dog (not a big one though, just a small one that won't chase our cat, Oliver, around the house), a new house with a swimming pool (has to be an inground pool though, not one of those cheap looking above ground ones), liposuction, a face lift, Botox injections, which are becoming more popular with all of us headache sufferers, so there's a good enough excuse (however, no pictures here, sorry!), oh yeah, and a big screen TV (the bigger the better I say). Well, whaddya think? I'm not being too unreasonable, am I?

Matthew, try Xanax (or the German equivalent of) to relieve you of your flying anxiety - it helped me. Terminator 3 comes out next Wednesday, wuhoo, can't wait to see it.

I'll be back........

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Ah, well, I just found out that I do have access to my weblog from work (until they find out, that is). It's a beautiful day here in the Motor City, but it's going to get really hot and unfortunately our air conditioning at home is not working. Luckily we have an attic fan which we ran during the night and it wasn't too bad when we got up this morning. I'm sure it's going to be hell tonight though since the temperature is supposed to reach the mid 90's. So, all you sun and heat worshippers out there, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW???? Oh and all you rich people out there, would anyone like to buy me a Mini Cooper just for the heck of it? All you millionaires out there - now's the time to get rid of some of your money if you have too much - $20,000 to be exact.

Monday, June 16, 2003

Mystic Tan. Tried out Mystic Tan on Friday and thought it worked pretty well. I didn't really know what to expect so I decided to step into the tanning salon to ask some questions. I was a little nervous needless to say because I didn't really want to come out of the salon looking as though I'd just come back from spending 4 weeks in Jamaica, but I decided to go ahead and try it all the same. It's a little bit on the expensive side - $30/session which takes 28 seconds. Anyhow, what you do is you undress, put your hair in a little shower cap, step into the Mystic Tan booth, press the green button and after 5 seconds you get sprayed with a fine mist of God knows what which takes about 14 seconds. Then it stops, you have 5 seconds to turn around and then it proceeds to spray you for another 14 seconds. Then you step out of the booth, towel off, get dressed and leave. To make a long story short, it did give me a slight tan, a little streaky but I think that's because I put lotion on my skin afterwards (you're not supposed to put anything on your skin for at least 4-6 hours after the "shower"). Yes, I did have itchy skin afterwards and yes, at first I did think I was having an allergic reaction to the "shower", but the following day I was fine and happy with the results. So, yes, I will go back again and yes, for all you Caspers out there, there is a tan at the end of the tunnel......... Of course yesterday when we went to the gym and Eric and Ben went swimming I stayed inside and worked out because I was afraid the tan was going to wash off in the swimming pool ...................ah, sigh, I'm never happy.

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