Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Edinburgh Adjustment Issue

Arrived yesterday after an evening flight from Newark. I had a middle seat but I got lucky because my seat mates were both thin and not one of us peed the entire flight. Not sure what that says about me as a person- but I took a lot of pride in that.

Had my Virginia Tech sweatshirt on and when I got through customs the first thing I heard was "Go Hokies!" I said "Go Hokies!" back and then told the girl never to speak to me ever again.
It's weird being around other Americans in foreign countries. I feel about them like I feel about my sisters Pitt Bull. I like when they're around- but all I'm thinking is "please don't do anything to embarrass me or ruin the global economy."

The coffee here is awful. But as an Alcoholic I still plan on drinking as much of it as I can find.
Even at Starbucks the barista was like "Do you want it Shitty or Weak?"

Watched a game show last night. Who Wants to be a Millionaire. It was fun. You can tell a lot about a country by their game shows. Like our country has "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader." I cannot believe that is an actual show. Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a show on the air? You have to have an idea. Work up a pitch. Get a meeting. Pitch the idea. Get it approved. Hire a host. Go in front of focus groups. Get picked over all the other game show ideas. Get a time slot. Find an audience. And at no point in the process was anyone ever like "Ummm...does anyone realize that it's a show about WHETHER OR NOT A GROWN UP IS SMARTER THAN A FUCKING 10 YEAR OLD!!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS!!! THIS IS THE MESSAGE WE WANT TO BE SENDING TO THE WORLD YOU MONEY GRUBBING BACKWARD REDNECK ASSHOLES!!!"

Capped off my evening with little Al-Jezeera news. I think my dad would rather I had capped the evening off giving a guy a hand job then by watching Al-Jezeera.

Anyway...happy to be here.

1 comment:

Becky said...

I wouldn't be too worried. We do have 'Are you smarter than a 10 year old' here, as well...

- Becky (Mary's Sofa -

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