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An Englishwoman in Michigan


Friday, January 17, 2003

After seeing A Big Fat Greek Wedding today I have to say that I was a little disappointed. I could have easily watched the movie on television. There were a couple of funny scenes but that was about it. Perhaps I don't thave as much sense of humor as other people do - who knows. Mum wasn't too thrilled about it either. Our feast of "all you can eat" shrimp at Red Lobster was very good though and we were both stuffed when we left. It was another cold day in the Motor City - too cold to do anything outside. I think everyone will be glad when it starts getting warmer. Well, gotta go - Ben and Mum are arguing about how to turn off the DVD player and the TV - best go and pull them apart. See you tomorrow!

Thursday, January 16, 2003

It's 11:14pm and I've just remembered that I haven't blogged since Tuesday - so, here I am. I have the day off from work tomorrow, so I'm going to take Mum out for lunch and we're going to go see A Big Fat Greek Wedding at the movies. I've heard it's really funny - we'll see. Mum and Eric are sitting in the living room right now giggling at Everybody Loves Raymond. It's usually time for the news, but with all that's going on in the world today, who wants to watch it. Went out to dinner tonight with some colleagues from work and after living in the States for over 11 years I thought it was time to try some barbecue ribs. Mmmm, they were delicious. I ordered a full slab knowing quite well that I wasn't going to be able to eat it all, so there was enough to bring home for Eric and Mum to try. There's nothing better than gnawing at a barbecued meaty rib, licking the barbecue sauce off your fingers and then asking your friend or colleague whether you have barbecue sauce all over your face. You've gotta try it.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Ok, so Monday has come and gone (thank goodness).

Right now, while I'm blogging, my husband is glued in front of the TV watching another re-run of the X-Files and wishing he had married Scully (aka Gillian Anderson) instead of me. Dearest husband, only when YOU start dyeing your hair and beard white and start talking with a Scottish accent, only then will I even consider changing my name to Scully and dyeing my hair red. On my application to become an American citizen it did have a section for possible name changes, so you never know Sean (aka 007), you never know!

My boss has given me the task of keeping his bonsai tree alive which was given to him by a close friend. He has it standing on a small table in his office. Now, for a person who seems to kill each plant she lays her fingers/hands on, this is indeed a great responsibility. I walk into his office every day wondering whether Bonsy is doing ok or whether it is starting to lose its leaves. So far, so good Bonsy. Let's hope you stay that way.

I have a vacation day on Friday and I was hoping to take Mum to the movies to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but apparently none of the theaters in this area are showing the movie anymore. What a movie though. Cost them $5 Mio. to make and it's made over $200 Mio. already. Wish I could think of something like that. How about instead of The Osbournes, The Gramlichs. Think MTV would go for it?

Monday, January 13, 2003

Why is it on the weekends, when I could sleep in, I wake up early, all ready to get up, but yet during the week when I have to get up early I wish I could stay in bed?? I hate Mondays!

Sunday, January 12, 2003

Ok, so what, I haven't blogged since Friday ......patience my dear brother, patience!

I just read that Maurice Gibb died today - how sad. I love listening to the Bee Gees and Saturday Night Fever wouldn't be such a classic without their music.

It's very cold here today - not a day to be outside that's for sure. Phoned my friend, Manuela, yesterday. She lives in Kirn, Germany, where I grew up and in the 11 years I've lived in the States we've never lost touch with each other. Hopefully she'll make it over here one of these days.

Yes, we finally took the Christmas tree down yesterday, sigh. Why does Christmas come and go so fast? It's such a wonderful time of the year - I wish it would last forever.

Found a great website for German lunch meats and sausages, Stiglmeier Sausage Co., so I ordered a bunch of Bratwursts, Westphalian ham and bread. I was a bit disappointed in the bread, but the rest was pretty good.

Mum's in the kitchen peeling potatoes for dinner. She's been such a great help since she's been here - we'll definitely miss her when she goes back home.

Well, I'll sign off for now. Ben's playing soccer in the living room and I'm not sure how long it'll be before the ball will go smashing through the window, so - bye for now and I'll try and remember to blog more tomorrow (I'm sure Mum will remind me!).

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