Moving to England has been interesting. It was hell getting here and getting all my stuff (not even all intact) so I don't feel to keen to leave anytime soon purely for that reason.
I really didn't expect to feel so akward here. I have really felt like a foreigner. I can't imagine coming to a country that doesn't speak your primary language. Delana also pointed out that we kind of live in our own "ethnic" community.
I bought a car. '91 VW Golf. Good get-up and go for a 4 banger. Must be the original Farfignugen (sp?) stil intact. The VW also adds to my theory that the Europeans have mastered space and time and are able to duplicate the Tardis effect and just haven't told anyone else. The car looks really small on the outside but holds all five of us fairly well. It's not just the VW. Our house looks really small as well but is much bigger than what we've lived in. I was expecting a much smaller house... being that it's England. There's also a couple buildings I've been in that amazed me with their contents when the exteriors seem to be half the size.
TV here sucks for the most part. I like some shows, mostly stuff I've watched in the states already, like Red Dwarf. There's a lot of recycled American shows and they're genereally a season (a series here) behind America. I've been watching the second series of a show called Hex that I think would do well with a niche market in the states. Another show I've been watching that I totally love is The Smoking Room. I think if anything there's at least three things that are universal: Interpersonal conflict, smart-ass comments and smoking... That about sums it up.
I'm liking England's MTVs and VH1's here more. Maybe it's because my musical tastes are more in line with the Brits. Seems like they actually play music on them here too.
Speaking of music... A few of my favorites on my iPod right now:
LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations (A new discovery for me, stuck in my head most of the time "I Predit a Riot" is not)
NIN - Only (Much better than his first single. I like the minimalist video. 95% CG it is)
Desaparecidos - Greater Omaha (Ahhhh... Home)
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot (Fucking viral thing bores itself into your head and hibernates for the winter)
Franz Ferdinand - 40' (The jury's still out on their new single)
Gorillaz - Fire Coming Out of a Monkey's Head (Very addicting with out obnoxious side effects)
I actually do miss Omaha but I think it's cause I miss the crew. Didn't hang out with them much towards the end but I still knew I could.
Tomorow I pick up our van and I'm up late... Out.