I hope to have a full-time job again. i get paid enough writing for various places to keep a rrof over my head but I have kids and credit card bills and need benefits. I also hope to submit something to a fellow hubber that will catch the eye of someone she knows and maybe actually see my byline in actual INK print again after so many years. Oh, and as always I hope I can continue to "get a little".
What are you talking about? I'm sure when you come out from behind those glasses you're just fine! I notice you have long hair--I personally love long hair! Still, it's a nice place to visit even on extended vacations: I must admit I've been there 3 times as a teenager and I loved it! I even got to meet Harold Wilson and a member of the House of parliament.
I've never met a prime minister, although I did see Margaret Thatcher a couple of times in church. That must have been exciting for you as a teenager. I love London, and I think I was more popular there because I was different. The men loved my Texas accent. And pubs are a better place to meet people, since you actually sit and have conversations with groups of people, rather than the situation in bars here in the States. Whatever it is, it was an exciting and fun time in my life, and I'm going to do everything I can to get back over there permanently before the end of the year.
yes! i was going to ask about the accent. I too have found that in the UK an American accent can help you get a little. I mean you can't be totally hideous or anything and have to be nice but the accent will work! When I hosted a scout from England HE had no problem attracting girls either--although he was too shy to close the deal. We were only kids really. the only reason I think things worked for me was I used the whole shy, sweet, innocent whiteboy from America thing instead of stumbling over it.
hi Miss Belgravia. i have a couple. one is to learn to play that dulcimer of mine and another is to speak Spanish fluently enough to be comfortable when traveling or ordering in restaurants, that sort of thing. in fact, you just gave me a great idea for a hub. i hope you achieve your goal to celebrate the next new year at that pub in London. good luck, and have a nice mead (or whatever they drink) for me
1. Finish the earthbag-walled house I'm building single handed and get my wife moved out of our claustrophobic camp trailer. (And me out of the 8' x 12' unheated steel storage shed in which I sleep for now, but that's very secondary.)
2. Pick up our dear prison pen pal friend when she finishes her ten year sentence On November 1 and get her settled in as part of our household.
3. Keep my wife alive (that's not a joke).
4. Write a minimum of 100 pro-Sarah Palin hubs with an eye toward the 2012 Presidential election.
5. Something else major is bound to come up--it always does.
Happy New Year and good luck to all of you in reaching your goals for 2010! Many of you plan to do more writing, and I look forward to reading all your new hubs. That's one of my goals also -- 100 in 2010. Also to read 50 books from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. And to celebrate next New Year's Eve at my pub in London, instead of sitting with my dog in my apartment in Dallas, like I did last night!
I have written a complete hubs on the topic called "Hub Resolutions" which includes a video I produced. I plan to reach some major milestones this year. Check out the hubs and leave your hub resolutions there too.
Wsp2469 -- I'm sure that worked very well for you! Being different always gets some attention, and it did make it easier for me to meet people in London. I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the pubs there, and for a woman, it's a more comfortable way to get to know men. Each pub is like a little community, and the regulars don't gravitate only to people their own age, or talk to members of the opposite sex for the sole purpose of getting into their pants. Although that may be what is ultimately on their minds, they go through the motions of getting to know someone before they make it apparent. I have friends in London of both sexes, from the age of 18 to 88, and we thought nothing of going out together to dinner, a pub, or whatever. When I got back here and went out to their favorite bar one night with my daughter and her husband, their friends were kind of perplexed as to why I was with them. I had forgotten about that attitude, and it really saddened me. People here miss a lot by not expanding their social circle to include people of all ages, and not talking to members of the opposite sex unless they're sexually interested in them. Because the truth is, men would have better luck with women if they would just talk to them as people, rather than coming up with some line or playing games.
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