Archive | 2007

Mafioso Gesture Tourette Syndrome

The Telegraph features an article by Casilda Grigg in which she is taught flirting techniques by a Sicilian.  Somehow I cannot picture Henry Tilney wiggling his fingers about in an invitation for caffeine. If Tilney cannot be seen doing such a thing, then surely the gesture is unnecessary for the rest of British men. The […]

Glutton for Punishment

I am a fool. A smart fool, but a fool nonetheless. I have willingly signed up for more classes. My GPA is right on the border. 3.745. If I take just one more class, I'm bumped up to Magna CL in the U.S., and firmly upper Second Class in the U.K. I was fine with […]

The Queen and the TARDIS

According to Outpost Gallifrey, the Chelsea Flower Show in the U.K. is featuring a display of the “Garden in Time”, created by a Cardiff landscaper. In the display, two separate gardens, one in the style of the 1960s and one in a modern design, are separated by a TARDIS. Queen Elizabeth II was touring the […]

The British-Butt Spider

Nicholas came running up to the third floor yesterday to pant, “Lorien! Where’s your camera?! There’s a spider with the British flag on its butt!” That’s a statement that’ll get me running down the stairs. After, of course, I ask whether or not it’s yet been killed. “Not until we’ve got photographic evidence!”, Nicholas replied. […]