I Have Finally Succumbed

The flip-flops and shorts are on. It turns out Englishmen have legs after all.

10.22pm EST: Update! We went over to Town Point Park to watch fireworks and I tripped on the metal base of a Road Closed sign in the street. My toe bled. I am not yet skilled in the wearing of the flip-flops.


Anonymous Trundling Grunt said...

Dear Brad, I've been wearing shorts for ages round here. Too bloody hot and humid to wear anything long. Is it cooler on the coast?

Blogger Brad said...

Dear Neil, Weather has been too hot around here lately. I'm surprised he didn't go to the flip flops earlier. Except I saw him cut his toe and cuss in front of small children - so, i kinda undderstand.

Blogger thisismarcus said...

Dear Neil and Brad, I feel really bad about the cussing and the kiddies. I think a reflex reaction is understandable and, being British, it came out as a swear. Still, the children are our future and deserve better.

Blogger thisismarcus said...

P.S. So, your name's Neil, huh? I'm halfway there. Apologies BTW, for my part in getting off on the wrong foot with you. Stupid misunderstanding AFAI am concerned.

Blogger Dave(id) said...

A cursing Englishman in flip-flops watching fireworks on the 4th of July. Please tell me you were drunk and the mental picture will be complete.

Blogger erika said...

whatever could you have been looking at that made you trip, m?

i try not to wear socks in the summer. ever.

Blogger thisismarcus said...

Yeah, I was a little distracted by the sight of an atrractive woman in Norfolk. Then it rained frogs!

Thanks for the tissue and I hope I didn't get blood on your blanket.

"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads!"

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen an Irishman's legs/feet. Can't imagine it could be any worse.

Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

Legs are overrated. Back home in blighty we're still rocking the tweeds and small indian children with big fans look.
Also, flipflops make an annoying noise and are little use when it comes to playing football.

Anonymous Trundling Grunt said...

M - no problem.

As to shorts - I always thought wearing shorts with long socks pulled up was a uniquely British phenomenon but they all seem to be out this year. Ick. That, and all the white puffy flesh that appears in early summer - not just legs. More ick.

Swearing - pas devant les enfants? Bullshit. They have to get used to people swearing some time and when they cut themselves seems as good a time as ever. They'll get over it. Mine did.


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