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23 August 2009 @ 01:35 am
I do love my friends  
Sometimes we have little cross-cultural moments ...

Me in IM: TROTT HAS HIS CENTURY IN HIS MAIDEN TEST!!!
And Pingrid, just trust me that is good.

Pingrid (who is Norwegian): uh, I will!
what is it good IN?

and later: 
Pingrid: I approve of cricket, in the way one approves of things that are mysterious but which feature fit men in vintage style clothes.


On a separate note, if you or any of your friends are in Australia and have been too poor to buy The Demon's Lexicon (or bought the spooky hardback cover and long for the paperback), you might be interested in this page, which has a giveaway at the bottom. Historically, very few people enter web-based giveaways that require effort, so your chances are good!
 


 
 
 
Loyaulte Me Lie: cricketshocolate on August 22nd, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
I approve of trusting Norwegians!

And I have upgraded my status to Tentatively Happy...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 22nd, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
I am watching, which I should probably stop doing in case a gale blows in from nowhere ... But Oh! Stuart and Trott and Flintoff ...
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on August 22nd, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I know all the words in that caplocked sentence, I am pretty sure I do, but somehow I vaguely suspect you are talking about cricket only because it's mentioned below. :g: Not to mention I know what cricket is, in the sense that it's a team sport that we don't have around here, and you need a field and a ball and bats to play it, but I totally went to google it because I had no visual idea of what it is like...

...and now it just ended up third on my list of sports that make no sense whatsoever, right after baseball and Am football. Though I do approve of the men! :D
rosathome on August 22nd, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
It doesn't make any sense now, but 150 years ago cricket was perfectly logical.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
I want a T-shirt design that says that, which I shall send to several of my American friends.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
If all else fails when watching cricket, there are almost always a few good looking men to distract you ;-)
Shivshiv5468 on August 22nd, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
He did, bless him. ANd two days to bowl the Aussies out.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
I am watching live, which means that we have only taken two wickets and the Australians have hit over 100 runs. I should probably go to bed so we can win quickly ...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
I take it back! My jinx is lifted!
Admiral of Strange Shipsnoeon on August 22nd, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Oh that is a wonderful conversation. *laughs* And, for the record, wow.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
It's so exciting!!!
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on August 23rd, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
*sighs*

Another post I cannot participate in. I wish you spoke a language I understood...

*misses you*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
*Misses you, too*

And I am feeling better about my decision not to hd_hols when I look at all the people hoping for lottery spots. Though I will pinch hit if you need me!

You'd love cricket, BTW.
winstonmomwinstonmom on August 23rd, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
I tried reading about cricket on wikipedia and I read the words but don't understand the meaning :) This sport is so foreing to me that the only thing I knew was that they all wore white outfits.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
It is one of those things that does require a local to talk you through it.

To this day my knowledge of gridiron is very limited since it has been wholly formed by American teen films. I think I could possibly explain what a quarterback does ...