Friday, January 16, 2009

I want to ride my bicycle... I want to ride my bike

This morning was delightful. I woke up and it was a sunny morning here in California. So, I decided to ride my bike to work. I love to get a little exercise in before work, before I sit at a cubicle for the next 4 hours until my lunch break. I'm an outdoors person through & through yet have always had desk jobs. Go figure. Some exercise before work breaks it up a bit and makes the morning seem worthwhile. I did another one of my favourite things - grabbing a decaf coffee half an hour after I arrived on the job. I've always loved the coffee run. And I'm loving American coffee. With milk of course. I'm not that American. America fails in the making of a good cappuccino though. I'm reminded of this every time I go home to Oz. I guess each country has their specialty. In Australia you can get one of the best cappuccino's you'll ever taste. Strong, dark and handsome;)Its a big call I know. America - filtered coffee with a kick. England - you won't get a better cuppa tea than in the UK. There is this british shop around the corner from my work, and I always go there for PG Tips teabags. PG Tips is a good strong tea.

My husband and I watched "Everything is Illuminated". I love how J.S.Foer incorporates quirky key sayings into his novels. I'd love to say everything is "premium" - just like Alex in Everything is Illuminated. And "I have heavy boots" when I'm feeling down, as did Oskar (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close). I plan on dropping them from time to time and getting a kick out of people looking at me dazed and confused.

Last night we visited with our friends who have so much quirk you can poke a stick at it. We laughed so hard I thought the landlord would kick us out. We watched The Office & 30 Rock. I have to say - In my humble opinion, the American version of the Office has way surpassed that of the British version. I watched a couple episodes of the british version, and found it crude, vulgar and felt like it wasn't really going anywhere. I enjoy how the American version seems to be be getting funnier as time goes on. And applaud the writers in the way they have developed the characters. What I'm wondering is when Pam & Jim will set a date?!

The said coats below ebayed for astronomical prices. One of them for almost $250. Sheeeeesh!


Anonymous said...

Tell me more about Everything Is Illuminated

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

I too enjoy biking in the sun, a great cup of coffee and exercising too! Its a wonder California is where I am moving huh? So my kinda place!

Anonymous said...

First of all - how can you say what you have said about "the original" The Office - the british version? I understand that I used to think that the US was not funny at all, but after watching the entire first season, I am converted. But I think you need to go and re-watch the entire UK version first. It is wonderful! But it is very different from the US version.

Whew. Sorry, just feel strongly about it!! :)

Secondly, tell me more about 30 Rock, I have heard some really good reports about this series.

Love Miss R - defender of the noble!

Tea Lady said...

Miss R, sorry. I disagree. David Brent (Ricky Gervis) alone is enough to put me off this version entirely. I find him incredibly rude.
But like I said in the post, its my humble opinion... and its just that. An opinion.

Anonymous said...

That's what I love about our "discussions" - they're always passionate!!! :)

Miss R.