I don't think the following statement will require me forfeiting my US Passport, but some of you will undoubtedly disagree. I like roundabouts. They make sense, they save gas, they prevent road rage, they prevent car-sickness, and they make you feel like your journey is coming along nicely. And if you miss your exit, you can keep circling around, you know, BigBen-Parliament style.
One thing I hate about driving back in the States is that it can take 10 minutes to drive half a mile if you hit the wrong stoplights. It can be overly frustrating to sit in traffic behind those morons who insist on turning left at stoplights without a turn arrow. At a roundabout, who cares if someone is turning left? It matters not.
I also love BBC Radio 4, with it's nonsensical soap operas that are somehow compelling even when the drama is a young girl's biology exams coinciding with her family's "Open Farm Day," whatever that is. It's better than the BBC News that we get, even though I love listening to the BBC News back home. It somehow makes softens terrible international news when you hear it in a British accent. I shall miss Radio 4 next week, however, and I wonder if my local public radio station could, perhaps, start work on its own soap opera.
There were a few other things that I like, but I can't remember now. Off to Dublin tomorrow, then off to New York.