4/08/2007

Ye Olde Blog Post From Across The Pond

London. What an amazing, chaotic and interesting city. So far it's been pretty smooth sailing and interesting events which I'll write more about later.

You know you're not in Kansas anymore or anywhere near North America for that matter when your local grocery store carries not one, but two types of duck fat! Right beside it are jars of goose fat and bags of potato chips in exotic flavours. Ew, it's not a dip is it?

Here though, just as in America, anyone can be on television. Witness one Charlotte Church. Voice of an angel, wit of an acorn. This may be the first time I've seen a live audience that required a laugh track. Her conversation with American 'singing' 'star' Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas left me stumped. Fergie told the viewing audience that '...in America, we get Easter Eggs with money inside'. What? I'm definitely in the wrong family. Luckily, many television series here have the sense enough to last for 6 episodes only before they're gifted with the fate of death or renewal.

Catching up with CP and meeting the most excellent Melinda June was the perfect start to what's shaping up to be a great vacation. It already feels like I've packed of week of things in.

More to come. Please send cash.

40 comments:

Tanya Espanya said...

Blimey, guv, it sounds not 'alf bad, wot.

Bubs said...

I love learning about exotic foreign cultures by buying and eating their potato chips and tubs of fat.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

jin said...

I'm tied up in the kitchen for a week & suddenly you are in London w/ CP???

I might have cut my bondage session short had I known all this was going on!!!

Well...then again...

Writeprocrastinator said...

Have a half a pint of bitter, for me.

Dale said...

It's all going swimmingly Lady Tanya.

I learn a little more every day Bubs and most of it doesn't even scare me!

Sounds like you know the ropes Jin. I'm only kidding of course, never heard of this CP character.

Two pints down and I didn't even think to name one after you Write Procrastinator, how very terrible. Next one is yours. Who should I name the second half after though?

Tumuli said...

If you see Charlotte again, send her our (minimal) love...

Hope you're having fun! Indulge yourself.

Dale said...

I actually enjoy Charlotte's singing Tumuli and her version of The Flower Duet is just fantastic and never far from me. The show was a bit of a waste though.

If you've ever seen The Catherine Tate show, Charlotte did a funny guest spot in a sketch with the 'Nan' character where they poked fun at her one time party girl image.

Indulging all the way and will only worry about consequences later, it's my vacation strategy.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I know that we can count on you to have done a thorough comparative taste test on duck vs goose fat, because you appreciate the fact that inquiring minds need to know. Tubs of poultry fat make excellent souvenirs, I'm told.

mellowlee said...

Duck fat dip Eyuck!!!!

Please don't forget to post some pictures for us ok? :O)

Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Coaster Punchman said...

Um Dale, so Min gets a tag line and I do not? We're going to have a serious discussion when I get home. That is, if I can afford the return ticket. Count me in on the "send cash" request.

Beth said...

I got a lot of money in my Easter eggs, so I'm headed over to stalk. Send coordinates.

chelene said...

What Tanya said.

Also, I heard Charlotte Church had a show but I didn't care enough to investigate. Who does the interviewing? Her or her boobs?

X. Dell said...

Dale, the duck fat is for frying the chips, not for dipping them.

Money inside of Easter eggs? You might be in the wrong family, but I'm definitely in the wrong part of America.

That's not nice to say that she has the wit of an acorn, though. Acorns have to have feelings too, you know.

PinkFluffySlippers said...

What are the two kinds of duck fat anyway? I can't even guess.

The Freelance Cynic said...

And yet the Charlotte Church show is already on it's second season...
Oh yes, we are that fickle!

Dale said...

Barbara, if you really need one I'll get it but I'm almost too disgusted to even handle such a tub.

Will post once I'm back MellowLee. Some lovely sights here.

Blinded by the love and light of one Melinda June, I neglected you for a moment CP. I have rectified this in lieu of sending money. There's simply none to be had.

Meet me at Sloane Square tube stop Beth and it's a short walk from there. Just tell me when.

It seems to be her boobs Chelene and I think she's pregnant as well. I was mesmerized by the audience shots of nobody laughing while the audio told a different story.

An apology to the acorn community is being drafted by my secretary as we type X. Dell. I was too harsh on them. Maybe I'll invite them over for some proper chips.

Beats me PinkFluffySlippers. And to top it off, the store was called Partridges. Do you think something fowl is afoot?

You've got it on dvd already don't you Freelance Cynic? To be fair, I watched about 10 minutes of it before switching it off. But 10 minutes is enough for a snap judgement no?

Andi said...

I wish you could've seen me reading this post. When I got to the Fergie/Charlotte Church thing I did that very recognizable thing dogs do with the turn of the head to the side and the "what the fuck" look.

Dale said...

Recognizable Andi because that's the same cocked head movement performed when I saw and heard it. Well done.

BeckEye said...

You should try to catch a Glenn Tilbrook show while you're there! Now THAT's the voice of an angel.

Did you drive around in a circle saying, "Look kids, Big Ben. Parliament." You don't have to have kids for that to be funny.

gifted typist said...

Oi! Yer in ole Blighty, mate. Watch Friday Night Jonathan Ross (Wossey) on BBC TV. Has great guests and he is considered the funniest man in Britain. I would go further and say he's the funniest man ever. My life's purpose is to introduce Canada to him.

Grant Miller said...

I can't send cash. But I can send blog comments.

Dale said...

I spent a good 20 minutes saying that Beckeye but I was the only one larfing.

Always on the lookout for a new good time Gifted Typist so I'll check him out but more likely if I get home (I'll be flying back on Friday the 13th...cue the music).

You can't send cash? Or you won't Grant Miller? Okay, let loose with the comments. Anytime.

Melinda June said...

Dazzled by my love and light? You're a sweet talker, my dear. (FYI, it works. Keep going.)

Here, Here! Wossey IS the funniest man in England, gt.

So pleased you saw Charlotte Church, Dale. She's the best train wreck walking these days.

Dale said...

MJ, you deserve the accolades, it was a treat. I'll be looking Wossey up once I'm able. C. Church was something else for sure.

And now I can answer your question about whether London is all I'd expected - that and more. I'm soaking in it.

Berry said...

In Quebec, we get duck fat in our Easter eggs. Smeared with maple syrup, of course.

Dale said...

It's always the French isn't it Berry?

Tenacious S said...

Damn, I've missed the fun again! Tell you what. You send me a plane ticket and I'll personally deliver some cash. Deal?

Dale said...

Sadly, it's almost time to come home Tenacious S. Next time maybe? Or if you meet me at the airport on Friday, we'll work something out.

Bluez628 said...

You're having too much fun dammit!!!

Writeprocrastinator said...

"Who should I name the second half after though?"

Britney Spears, I understand that she is parched...

Creepy said...

Just make it back safely, you lovable prick.

darling24_7 said...

lol I wasnt even invited!

hmmft :) lol

"jew" "girl" said...

sounds like you're having a ball. how long are you in the uk for?

Dale said...

Lots of fun to be had and I did what had to be done Bluez!

I named several of the half pints different things WP, you made the list and that's the most important thing right?

Creepy! I made it back in one piece! All you had to do was consult your back to know it'd turn out well.

Darling, I'm just rude like that. If you'd petitioned harder, you might have made the list!

You blew it 'jew''girl'. I'm back. Got back on the 13th. Safely, happily and brokely.

gifted typist said...

OK, you can listen to Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2. Great music, interesting guests and a good abdominal workout from laughing.

Dale said...

Good tip Gifted Typist, I'll listen up!

Jill said...

Foie gras is like a spread...
And you damn Loylist with something against the French!!!

Dale said...

It wasn't foie gras Jill, it was FAT. Yes, we hate the French.

Jill said...

Ok! So who has time to bank up Duck Fat???
But you still have to admit that you like me!!( And you should come from the English speaking town par exellence!!)

Dale said...

I haven't banned you yet Jill so that's something! haha.