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Forum: USA
May 18th 2020, 9:43 pm
Replies: 2,189
Views: 303,218
Posted By Sarah

Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

Few years ago we moved within NYC to a part of Queens that has a long standing Irish and Greek population, as well as Korean. My local Food Universe store which is within walking distance, now has a...
Apr 13th 2020, 8:36 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,037
Posted By Sarah

Re: Rete are you ok?

It's not been too bad here in Queens. My husband works for the city and is on the storm response team so he's watching the wind like a hawk. Will likely all be over by 6pm though. I'm glad the storm...
Jul 12th 2018, 2:58 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
Posted By Sarah

Re: Everyone back home whining about the weather

Same. My apartment doesn't have AC, my last workplace didn't have AC, my kids school doesn't have AC and only one place I've lived in, in 14 years and across 2 states has had AC, which was a decades...
Jul 10th 2018, 5:57 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
Posted By Sarah

Everyone back home whining about the weather

My friends and family are acting like they live in the middle of the Sahara lately. Go to check out the temps and it's barely going above 75F/23C
Meanwhile all Brits are talking about is their lawns...
Jul 2nd 2018, 8:26 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,143
Posted By Sarah

Re: Border/Passport Control in Iceland and Belgium

Sorry you had to go through that Rete, it sounds horrendous. I had a couple of similar experiences of being separated, yelled at and searched at JFK. Treated with utter contempt by the TSA or whoever...
Jul 2nd 2018, 4:53 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By Sarah

Re: The scourge of unwanted phone calls

My aging parents get these constantly on their landline in the UK. It drives them bananas, but there doesn't seem to be anything they can do about it. They are on the Do Not Call list as well, not...
May 4th 2018, 5:32 am
Replies: 161
Views: 12,667
Posted By Sarah

re: Ancestry DNA

They can challenge it but surely there's not much they can say against it being 100% match to his DNA? They caught the BTK from obtaining a sample of his daughter's DNA from her pap smear test, I'm...
Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2018, 12:28 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,850
Posted By Sarah

Re: Healthcare Cover Upon First Entering the US

Married, my husband went back to college to finish his degree. Neither of us went to the doctor or dentist for 2 years. Welcome to the USA!
Feb 24th 2018, 4:53 pm
Replies: 1,699
Views: 67,281
Posted By Sarah

Re: Florida shooting

Reminds me of something I saw on a different site, "Every black man in the US needs to go out and buy an AR-15 assault rifle. They'll be banned by Tuesday."
Feb 24th 2018, 4:51 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 5,549
Posted By Sarah

Re: British accent disease

Personally, 9 times out of 10 I get asked whereabouts in Australia I'm from. Even had one guy get quite huffy with me when I told him he was wrong and I wasn't actually an Aussie. Also been asked if...
Feb 12th 2018, 1:20 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,321
Posted By Sarah

Re: Florida is the worst state in the nation

If Trump disagrees you know you're on the right track.
Feb 12th 2018, 1:17 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,321
Posted By Sarah

Re: Florida is the worst state in the nation

Florida isn't actually paradise? It's really a shithole? Color me shocked!

This isn't news to anyone though is it?
Feb 5th 2018, 4:47 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By Sarah

Re: Gordon Ramsey says he defeats Speed cameras by covering Lisence plate with cling-

Well that's a relief, he never would've been able to afford to pay a couple of speeding tickets.
Forum: USA
Jan 26th 2018, 5:17 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,585
Posted By Sarah

Re: Areas to rent in Manhattan or Brooklyn

Have a look on Zillow.com and avoid Williamsburg. Park Slope is probably the closest to what you're looking for. But if your hubs is making less than $100k it might not be do-able, as it's very...
Forum: USA
Jan 4th 2018, 8:01 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,300
Posted By Sarah

Re: New York Drivers License

If you've only got 30days to get a license, and you're in NYC...I suggest you start queueing up at the DMV now ;)
Nov 11th 2017, 3:37 am
Replies: 12,369
Views: 623,715
Posted By Sarah

Re: What has p*ssed you off today...part II

The response to Louis CK's admission of guilt pissed me off today. Pretty much read through a catalog of people slapping him on the back for taking responsibility for his actions and how this really...
Nov 7th 2017, 5:39 am
Replies: 1,302
Views: 143,169
Posted By Sarah

Re: UK TV Programs

Gunpowder had me saying "omg omg no no no I can't watch this!"
Basically it shows in all gory detail what they did to men and women during the time when Catholics were hunted down, tortured and...
Sep 15th 2017, 5:42 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By Sarah

Re: Being a doctor in UK vs USA

Don't listen to whatever negative BS the media is spewing about doctors, 99% of the british people know they are the backbone of the NHS and know that they work their arses off.
The thought of the...
Jul 31st 2017, 9:17 am
Replies: 103
Views: 5,207
Posted By Sarah

Re: Dunkirk movie

Mark Rylance's acting gets me every time. His vulnerability, his decency, the Britishness of going off to save a sea full of soldiers in a shirt and tie, it's so powerful to me. It feels like...
Apr 4th 2017, 12:51 am
Replies: 71
Views: 3,053
Posted By Sarah

Re: Sweeteners - do you use any?

Guy I used to work with collapsed in his cubicle and was taken to hospital. After loads of tests and everyone thinking he had a brain tumor, turned out he had aspartame poisoning. He didn't...
Jan 12th 2017, 7:16 pm
Replies: 356
Views: 23,688
Posted By Sarah

Re: Things you like about the US

New Yorkers are friendly? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Jan 12th 2017, 7:06 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 29,136
Posted By Sarah

Re: What was the biggest culture shock when you moved to the USA?

Oh you poor bastard. I moved to Pennsylvania for my husband as well. If only I could go back in time and warn myself....There is a famous quote that goes, "Pennsylvania is Philadelphia at one end,...
Forum: The Lounge
Jan 8th 2017, 9:27 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
Posted By Sarah

Re: Homesickness

People seem to do one of two things. 1) take to life in their new country like a duck to water, embrace it and never look back or 2) the ache of homesickness comes and goes in waves but never fully...
Forum: USA
Jan 8th 2017, 9:20 am
Replies: 68
Views: 7,208
Posted By Sarah

Re: Should we stay (UK) or should we go (USA)

Based on your posts, moving does not appear to be a wise decision. At all.
Dec 26th 2016, 5:35 am
Replies: 185
Views: 6,471
Posted By Sarah

Re: All I want for Christmas is..

I would like a Boxing Day for Christmas.
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