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Apparently the country I now call home is properly called by one of three names; England, Great Britain, or the United Kingdom.  It’s very confusing, but I’m sorting it all out as we speak.

From what I can tell, if you include Ireland and Scotland and some other place (Greenland or Iceland probably….maybe Denmark?) you have Great Britain.  If it’s just the country I’m in, it’s England.field  Finally, if you include Canada, South Korea, and West Virginia it’s the United Kingdom.  At least that’s where I am at the moment.

I planned on updating more often, but for the most part I spend my days heading into roundabouts, and very rarely exiting them.  I tend to go into a panic and just circle them endlessly.  I’m quite good at it – and I think it’s such a unique maneuver that it impresses the locals.

My first experience driving started straightaway after a disastrous flight experience thanks to United and my drive from Heathrow to my hotel ended here – in this field.  And my hotel was not in a field….I eventually worked up the courage to leave the field, drove around in utter frustration for 3 hours (never being more than 5 minutes from my hotel and eventually found my way to the Marriott).  As you can see the field was quite nice.

Welcome back again!

You may be asking yourself a question right now, and that question is more than likely, “did the Bronx Zoo ever have people in their cages as an exhibit you could visit?”  Well, great question, and the answer is YES, yes they did!


Poor Ota Benga.

Okay, so that may not be the question you were asking right at the moment.  The question you are probably asking, orUK should be asking, is…….”what the fuck is this?  A new post?  Where you been RonnieDigital?  Okay, that’s like eight questions, but you get the point.

Well, my point is – I am here to say sayonnara USA!  RonnieDigital is leaving the United States of America for greener pastures!  Or at least cloudier skies.  For the next 92 days I will be living it up in the United Kingdom of America!  Or the UKA for short…..Or as Deb calls it, “the place where all the good books come from.”  Or as I call it, “that place that gave us ‘Top Gear’ and toaster ovens.”

Or as my mom calls it, “the land of my overlords.” (Note: She’s Canadian)

Be afraid United Kingdom’ians…..be very afraid.

Rental Car Reviews

Since I have spent 100 of the last approximately 420 days with various rental cars, I figured it was about time that I reviewed my rentals.  This is also meant to serve as a  public service announcement of sorts in the event you have the good fortune step foot in a rental agency yourself!! 1. … Continue reading


The next stop on my tour of the country was Atlanta.  Atlanta is perhaps best known for being in Georgia, and, ummm, I think that’s about it.  Peaches, maybe??  I always thought Georgia was one of those states that never gets cold – it isn’t.  It was cold.  Very cold.  And by very cold I mean … Continue reading


I had my first visit to our nation’s capital this weekend.  I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I did figure at the very least I would get to see the White House and maybe some of the cast from ‘The West Wing.’  Honestly, the White House seemed a bit smaller than I thought … Continue reading

Birthday Weekend

This may have been the best birthday weekend of sports of all-time.  At least for me – and hopefully anyone else born on December 28th.

Friday:  Syracuse faced off against Minnesota in the Texas Bowl – and after racing out to an early lead and seemingly having the game under control, they suddenly fell apart and just like that Minnesota took the lead.  Well, as soon as hope seemed to be fading they get a huge kickoff return and pulled out the win.

Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17

Keep Clam Bday

Saturday: After the Orange basketball team came out looking fairly lackadaisical Saturday afternoon they quickly fell behind 25-7 in the opening minutes of the game against Villanova. I quickly began preparing myself for the inevitable loss (this usually entails me warning anyone else in the room that they better exit before they get hit by a flying object).   However, twenty unanswered points later by Syracuse and the tide had turned.  The game ended up in a blowout Orange victory.

Syracuse 78 Villanova 62

Sunday:  The Chargers entered the previous week with a 1% chance at making the playoffs.  Going into today they needed a loss by both the Dolphins and Ravens, along with a victory of their own to advance.  After the 1:00pm games played out with both teams losing, the Chargers only needed to pull out a win against the Chiefs back-ups.   Well, shockingly the Chiefs back-ups were beating up on my Chargers until late in the fourth quarter.  Then, miraculously enough, the Chiefs missed an easy field goal at the end of regulation that would have won it, and the Chargers pulled this one out in overtime.

Chargers 27 Chiefs 24

Perfect sports birthday weekend complete.  Well done, me!!


Syracuse finishes up their always painful football season tonight against Minnesota in some sort of bowl game in Texas.  I’m sure it has some ridiculous name, like most of the bowls, so we’ll just call it the Texas Bowl.*

GOPHER HSHDSyracuse hoops actually squared off against the Gophers basketball team about a month ago, and on November 25th they took down the not-so-mighty Minnesota basketball team 75-67.  So, in honor of Minnesota, and since Syracuse is now playing them for the second time in a little over a month here are three fun sort-of-facts about Gophers and the state they represent.

  1. They have a logo that looks like an upside down W.  W is the first letter in winners, so they’re the opposite of winners, which means they’re losers.  This bodes well for the Syracuse football team.
  2. It’s against the law to eat Hamburgers on Sunday in St. Cloud, MN.  Hamburgers are delicious every day of the week.  Shame on you Minnesota.
  3. It’s against the law to let your animals sleep in bakeries in Duluth.  That’s racist.  Or at least very wrong.

Perhaps most significantly, in all my travels around the Midwest attending sporting events, Minnesota fans were by far the worst.  Milwaukee – great fans!  Kansas City – ditto!  Chicago – perfectly fine!  Minnesota – annoying/jerks!!

And with that being said, my prediction for the big game:

Syracuse 27

Minnesota 17

Down goes Minnesota.

* It is, oddly enough, actually called the Texas Bowl


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