Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Reason #299 that I want to move to the U.K.

Okay, my girls and I have been discussing repeatedly for the past few years, why we did not just chuck it all and move to our spiritual homeland, the United Kingdom, family and work crap aside. The discussion started because of our general disgust of the current American political and pop culture climate. I mean, a network actually gave shows to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears? And to Jessica and Ashlee Simpson? Daddy issues, anyone? Good God. Did you watch the travesty of the Britney and Kevin show? Tragic, I tell you.

We love the literature (Shakespeare, Brontes, Austen, Fieldings both Henry and Helen, and Jo Rowling), the architecture (Wren), and the music (Beatles, Who, Stones, Kinks, Zeppelin, Dusty Springfield, Jam, Pistols, Clash, Stone Roses, Oasis, Robbie, Blur, Franz, Kaisers, et al). Okay, we're not crazy about lots of rain and bad teeth (and I loathe the mustard), but we'd be willing to make sacrifices.

It'd be hard to leave the Midwest, but when I read articles like the above link, well, let's just say we'd be willing to make the change- just on the off chance- that the possibility existed that we could run into Damon Freaking Albarn's fine ass self in the local pub. Jeebus.

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