Thursday, September 15, 2011

dang it, I wish I was British

At the end of October, I am flying to Orlando, FL to visit the Harry Potter theme park. And this got me thinking...dang it, I wish I was British.

Seriously, can we just take a moment and acknowledge how awesome England is? That country has contributed so many cool things to to the world. Music, art, literature, film, theater, historical figures, legends, endless pop culture lovin'.

* William Shakespeare
* The Beatles
* J. K. Rowling and Harry Potter
* Sherlock Holmes
* King Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, knights of the round table
* James Bond
* Mary Poppins
* Andrew Lloyd Webber
* Jane Austen
* Robin Hood
* David Beckham
* Peter Pan
* Monty Python
* C.S. Lewis (Narnia)
* J.R.R Tolkien (LOTR)
* Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)
* A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
* some amazing actors and actresses: Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Jim Broadbent, Ian McKellen, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Jude Law, Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Julie Andrews, Maggie Smith, Kate Winslet, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Gary Oldman just to name a few.

Random thought: I am tempted to speak in only a British accent inside the Harry Potter park. Thoughts?


Emily said...

Do you have firm dates for your trip yet? We must see you, even if it is only us meeting you for dinner down by the park. We know some Orlando yummy restaurants.

Also, when to comes to Colin Firth, all I can say is YUM!

Smarshie said...

YES! I was totally thinking how fun it would be to see you. I'll message you on fb. =)

Lyds said...

i was just watching an HP movie the other day and thought the same thing!!! even if i could have a british accent, it would be so much better. the moment they say anything it makes them immediately seem 10 times more intelligent. hahaha!

ps. i'm back! i'll keep reading your posts to catch up - missed you :)

Smarshie said...

LYDIA! I've missed you!! =) Welcome back.