ABCs of ME

I’ve seen some bloggers play the ABC game so I wanted to join in on the fun.

A. Age: 26 but I’ll be 27 in 40 days!

B. Bed size: The Brits call it a king but I’d say it’s more of a queen.

C. Chore you hate: Cleaning the bathroom.

D. Dogs: Dogs.  Jon wants a fat bulldog and I want a cute yorkie. Hopefully one day.

E. Essential start to your day: Iced Dunkin Donuts black coffee with 1 splenda

F. Favorite color: Green

G. Gold or silver: both

H. Height: 5’5.

I. Instruments you play: zero

J. Job title: Intern & Student

K. Kids: Eventually

L. Live: From NJ, currently live in London

M. Mom’s name: Rosanna

N. Nicknames: Ash and Ash T

O. Overnight hospital stays: N/A

P. Pet peeve: When I say I’m a vegetarian and then they ask me if I eat chicken.  Since when isn’t chicken meat?

Q. Quote from a movie: ‘AMERICA’ – Name that movie.

R. Right or left handed: Right.

S. Siblings: Younger Brother, Alex

T. Time you wake up: Early – I like to relax before I start my day.

U. Underwear: They are called pants here in London.

V. Vegetables you dislike: Peas, Carrots & Zucchini

W. What makes you run late: There isn’t a clock in my living room or kitchen…it drives me crazy!

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Teeth & fingers

Y. Yummy food you make: Cupcakes & Eggplant parm….that’s about it!

Z. Zoo- favorite animal: Koala’s – I held some in Australia and they were just the softest animal ever.

Bowling: The Universal Sport

One of my classmates put together a bowling night at a local bowling alley and we  had a great time.  We went to Palace Superbowl in Elephant & Castle. Since we made reservation beforehand and were a big group they gave us a special rate of £7.50 for 3 games.

It was half casino half bowling alley.  I’ve never seen that before but I guess they kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

The group!

Anne (follow American) has a blog too!

I didn’t take that many photos from the night because I was having more fun with my new-ish Flip Cam!

Brick Lane Market

Once we got to the point where we should have made a right we realized that we were in the right spot. Graffiti everywhere, all different types of food vendors and antiques lined up neatly along the street.

Inside an old brewery there were numerous food, jewelry, and clothing stands.  All by local artists which is my favorite (all but the food of course).

This is such a cool market and if you haven’t gone yet I’d suggest you make your way there next Sunday (9am-5pm).

A few more of my favorite shots from today:

Brick Lane

On our way to Brick Lane we walked along Fournier Street and it was just so cute.

We made a right onto Brick Lane and weren’t that impressed at first.  We just saw a ton of restaurants and not that many people.

Indian Fast Food

We thought it was supposed to be a fun market with vendors lining the streets.  We were so confused and decided to turn around. Once we walked back we realized we should have made a left when we got to Brick Lane because that’s where all the action was.

 

American TV

American TV Is amazing.  I don’t care if people say it’s trashy or wrong.  I love it.  Having been in the UK for 4 months now I’m really missing Bravo, Food Network, Cooking, ABC, NBC, TLC, and Style.  The list could go on and on and on. I haven’t even watched OWN yet!

Well we have found the answer.  I’m actually sitting in my living room in London watching Live with Regis & Kelly right now.  How you ask…..

SLINGBOX!

We set it up on a TV in NJ and we watch it though our computer.  Now you’re probably thinking “but it’s a 5 hour different so you aren’t going to stay awake until 1am just to watch primetime TV”.  Well that’s where DVR comes in.

We are happy campers now!  American TV in our London flat…GENIUS!

Rachael Ray’s on…gotta go. 

One Year Ago Today….

I woke up to an email saying I got into my top choice school.  I was so excited to know that our plan was actually happening.

Sorry I don’t have any photos to insert here (not putting my school name on here for obvious reasons).

And 1 year later I’m 2 exams away from finishing my first semester of my Masters program, living in London in my amazing flat in Notting Hill with my amazing boyfriend, meeting people from all around the world but still mainly hanging out with Americans for some reason. 

LIFE IS GOOD.

 

To My Family & Friends

Graffiti on Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road.

Words Cannot Explain

Well we finally made it to the US.  Euro Disney looked like this.

So we were stuck there for an extra day.  Then London looked like this:

 

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So we couldn’t go back to London so we went to Paris instead.

We made it to NYC via Charles de Gualle airport instead of Heathrow. Stayed in NY/NJ for a couple of days and then headed to Florida to visit more family and it’s freezing here.  Well we are in Florida but there is a huge blizzard in NY so our plans have changed again and we are headed back to NYC earlier than expected.

 

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Snow has followed us around the world at this point and is out to get us!

2010 was not my year for flights.  I’m hoping 2011 will be a much better year for me in that aspect because we have a lot of traveling planned.

Off to the movies because what else do you do in cold Florida?!?!

 

Blackberries

I’m getting ready to head to the States for the holidays and packing is a mess.  I’m going to be in cold weather, freezing weather and warm weather.  How do I pack 1 suitcase for all of that?!?!

Well besides that I took out my US blackberry, turn it on and I got this.

AHHHHHHHHHH!

But don’t worry after 10 minutes it started up.  I guess it was just completely dead after not using it for 2 months.  All is ok though b/c it’s working and back in action so feel free to call, text or bbm when I’m home!!!

Another Trip To Borough Market

On one of my many trips to Borough Market I took a photo of these meringues. I can’t imagine eating one my self so I guess you buy one and break off pieces for your guests?! Either way I think they are so cool!

Would you by one if you saw these at your local market?

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