PacificYorkshireBird – "What are you like?"
Posted on May 19, 2009 by pacificyorkshirebird
Remember me? I have never really liked the expression but you may be thinking “What are you like?” Because I haven’t been posting on our fabulous blog for WEEKS! And boy have I missed you ladies.
Lets see, I moved to Lancashire (temporarily), had a B&B tour of SW England, gave my notice on my job, broke 2 computers, fixed one broadband connection, sent too many emails to my wedding planner, signed up for temporary health insurance in the US, and now here I am… back!
I have only 6 days left in the United Kingdom and it feels SO weird. You know that feeling you get right before you leave the US for some undetermined amount of time to be an expat? Well, that is how I feel now about leaving Britain.
And I leave Britain completely confused about the expression “What are you like?” Actually, I don’t even know if it is a question or a statement. I know it is sort of the same as someone saying “oh, you silly cow” after you do something stupid, or forget to do something that should have been obvious. I can think of plenty of repsonses to being called a silly cow. But how am I supposed to respond to “What are you like?”. Hmm… “I’m like a person whose life changed so quickly I couldn’t manage to keep up with my blog.” Or… “I’m like a 28 year old British woman, except that I’m American.” Or… “I’m like, so totally blonde.”
It still baffles me ladies… still. Say it in a Yorkshire accent and it nearly sends steam out my ears. What American things will baffle me this time next week? We’ll soon find out. Unless I break more computers. Hopefully not.