August 10, 2012

hullo, love

The 2012 Summer Olympics will end this weekend, and so far it has been a pretty good haul for Team U.S.A.

There have been a some surprises in the few events I follow -- namely women's gymnastics. And despite my disappointment in NBC not freely live-streaming events so I could watch at my desk... err... I mean watch it live on the weekends, I would say it has been a pretty decent run.

In honor of the London Olympics coming to a close, I wanted to give my thanks to London for hosting a fine event by counting down some of my favorite British things.

Laura's Top 10 Favorite British Things

10. The British Museum 
9. Monty Python
8. English Breakfast tea (The leaves may not be from England, but whatever.)
7.  The Bronte sisters
6. Love Actually
5. Westminster Abbey
4. Downton Abbey
3. Harry Potter
2. Jane Austen
1. Colin Firth

Honorable mentions: Accents, Robert Pattinson, David Beckham, The Spice Girls, William and Kate, Traditional English breakfast, English muffins, Gwyneth Paltrow (What? She's fake British.), The Beatles, Double Decker Buses, Red Phone Booths, Austin Powers and curry (they stole it from India).

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