Friday August 29, 2003

UK blackout & the US...

Category: Opinionated | 13 Comments | Posted 1:21

London Power Cut - Isn't that kinda funny? After the whole of Europe scoffed at the retarded Americans and their crappy electricity network, down goes half of London & South UK all the way to Ashford. Of course the UK are nothing but the US' crappy little brother.

Haha now I sound all US-apologetic. Of course I'm not. But being universally misanthropic, I can just laugh at everyone. :))

Considering I'll be living in London in about 4 months from now, maybe I should take these things a bit more seriously. I think I would enjoy it tho. Except if it rained. OK granted, all your food defrosting isn't that much fun, and of course the lack of Internet would be a major tragedy. :o But as long as there are books (and a GameBoy Advance) I think I would survive.

Which sorta reminds me of New York and the images we saw of that blackout. I almost wished I'd been there when I saw it on TV. That has a lot do with 9/11. NYC showed its best side after the tragedy, and it was bound to make a better impression than many other cities. I wouldn't have wanted to experience a terrorist attack in Paris or Berlin. I felt so at home in NYC after the attacks, so secure.

I would love to live in New York. I mean, I adore it. So the other day I was seriously considering moving there - like, for a year or two. My mum would hate me if I did, as the US are evil and one is not to live there. Now I don't really care what she thinks... but then I realised that I think the US are evil too, and no matter how much I love the city, I could not bear living in that country.

Which is a bit of a shame - I mean I'm punishing myself more than anyone else. But no matter how I twist and turn it, I disagree with so much of what's going on there that I couldn't do it. Maybe I'll change my mind. There was a time when I resented all Germans for WW2 & the Holocaust and I (sort of) got over that too. But then the Germans have acknowledged their guilt and it was 50yrs ago... and the Americans are still at it, with an arrogance and a stupidity that the rest of the world finds very hard to grasp.


Thanks about your comment about Germans. That's true about the arrogance-thing. Even though my country has a bad history, I can't tell that we're out with that kind of arrogance over here.

Though - I really love NYC to hang out for the day and have fun, explore the city, go shopping, go out, for sight-seeing and watching people and stuff. It's my favorite city in the whole world so far. But I'd never want to seriously live there - too much business going on that. I'm more of a "Landei" (loving the country) and if I could choose where to live I'd not choose such a huge busy city.

Posted by: Michelle at August 29, 2003 02:36 AM

hello Calrissa darlin, how are we? love the bravery, you MUSN'T miss reading this article

How Long Before The Whole Game Comes Down?

Posted by: Kal at August 29, 2003 09:00 AM

Clarissa, that was not the link I mean to post. altho it is a rather interesting article, this one is more on the front of the US going really down hill

if you thought the electric grid was in bad shape, what till you get a load of the rest.

Posted by: Kal at August 29, 2003 09:08 AM

Not the link you meant to post? *lol* Did you not realise that after you titled it??

Um, yeah. Would LOVE to live in NYC...

Posted by: The BML at August 29, 2003 10:18 AM

Actually I liked the 1st article better

LOL @ landei. I lurve big cities. The busier the better

Posted by: Clarissa at August 29, 2003 10:45 AM

January... :-"

Posted by: The BML at August 29, 2003 12:56 PM


I meant

Posted by: The BML at August 29, 2003 12:58 PM

Posted by: Clarissa at August 29, 2003 01:01 PM

Didn't know that about London! After telling my mother and she thinks it's a computer virus that did it - wtf??? She's obsessed with viruses.
That's terrible about all the ppl stuck, but at least they resolved the problem soon.

Posted by: Sinead at August 29, 2003 02:35 PM

Would you really like to live in NYC BML?? Ugh!

Posted by: Sinead at August 29, 2003 02:38 PM

Would LOVE to.

And yes. A computer virus wiped out all electricity from London.


Posted by: The BML at August 29, 2003 02:39 PM

When the hell did that happen? Am I living behind the moon? Haven't heard anything on the radio yet... crappy station I guess. Or was I too self-absorbed? Will post a comment on Americans later after doing some thinking

Posted by: Valkyrie at August 29, 2003 03:02 PM

LMAO Even putting it like that, I'll have a hard time convincing her!!

Posted by: Sinead at August 29, 2003 09:13 PM