Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Dear host mom in Poland, thank you for making a whole cake just for me. No, you didn’t make it for my arrival, you literally made the entire cake for me and I know that because I am the only person who ate it/the only person in the house who likes sweets. I know you didn’t put any sugar in it because I watched you make it, yet when you tasted it, you said, “Ugh, too sweet!” just by the mere taste of the powdered sugar sprinkled on top. Oh and thanks for sprinkling the powdered sugar on top, just for me. Thanks for probably buying the powdered sugar just for me. In case it wasn’t obvious by my more or less licking the plate, I really liked this cake (that’s why I ate 3 pieces of it in less than 24 hours, duh). I guess you could tell, though, since you packed the cake up in its entirety and sent me home with it. Oh and thanks for making it heart-shaped. That was cute.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
me: how long did you live in england?
him: 3 months.
me: is that how you learned to speak english so well?
him: yeah, i'd say it for sure got kinda better.
[while listening to my iPod in the car]
him: no, why he says ''L.A. Lakers!'' every ten seconds of his songs.
me: ....i don't think he says ''L.A. Lakers!'' in a single one of his songs, piotr.
him: yes, he does. let me play it for you.
(30 seconds later)
me: piotr, he's not saying ''L.A. Lakers!'', he's saying ''L.A. Leakers!''. and that's not him saying it, either. that's a corrupt file which you obviously downloaded illegally. people leak songs online and then splice their name in there to promote themselves.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
(And I don’t even mean an egg McMuffin or hasbrowns, either)
But did you know that a veggie burger and a yogurt don’t actually count as McDonald’s? It’s true. I mean just look at that veggie burger; it’s so obvious that its vegetables were just freshly picked from the garden behind McDonald’s (which is located in the train station, mind you – a very likely place for a garden). And the yogurt? No sugar added - none whatsoever. Yes, those questionably-bright red strawberries are organic, I guarantee it. Plus, there is WATER in that cup (albeit carbonated water…..so, not water at all, actually…..come on, McDonald’s, are you American or not?!) which did give me hiccups (again, thank you carbonation) but it tasted nice and healthy (I guess). Oh, and when you take pictures of fast food, keep in mind that if you leave the fries IN the bag, then they count as zero calories. Yeah! Cool, huh. Not pictured? No calories. Negative calories, even. Keep in mind I ate this on a train to Poland, with Germans all around me, eating their healthy homemade sandwiches and speaking in sentences at least 30 words in length, while I sat, decked out in American Apparel, watching American shows on my laptop, occasionally humming the star-spangled banner... but someone has to represent the US of A, right?
Moral of the story: it tasted good.
Monday, March 14, 2011
When I read these reviews on the book cover, I was sold:
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
When Taylor asked me what I wanted to do in Mannheim, I told her one thing:
shop at the commissary.
(See this post for more info.)
Well, she took me to the commissary and I’m too embarrassed to describe what took place inside. I’ll let the following photos speak for themselves. I will say, though, that I was meeting my friend Erin at the train station on my way home and had to warn her via text message, “When you see me, I will be carrying my body weight in grocery bags. Don’t be alarmed.” How’s that for a visual?
Now, the most noteworthy of disclaimers ever to be issued:
1 - not all of these groceries are for me (many of them were involved in the making of valentine's treat bags!) & 2 - I am proud to say the groceries I did buy for me have been rationed to last me the next 6 months…so that my body does not implode from transfats. Oh, and that US Weekly? Yeah, I couldn’t care less if Sandra and Ryan are “so on!” – that is tabloid trash in English and it was snapped up in a heartbeat the very moment I spotted in the check-out line.
And then Erin and I made cookies (quite a few)
and watched the Cosby Show with huge glasses of milk.
Kind of an ideal night, if you ask me.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
One of my favorite stories involves Taylor asking a German woman, “Excuse me, do you speak English?”. Sometimes, that's a harmless question - sure. Other times, however, it warrants responses like the one Taylor received: “Yes, I speak English.Ever since your country invaded my country after WWII and Americanized every town with your businesses and customs, yes - we all speak English here”. I laugh every time I think of poor Taylor stepping off the plane only to experience that as her first impression of Germany. Of course, she and her husband have both since encountered their fair share of nice and polite Germans and do feel at home in their city.
and it's kind of hard to resist
when your awesome hostess drop you off at the train station
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Lindsay of LindsayLou Creations is offering you ....
a custom-made ear-warmer,
which you have until....
Tuesday, March 8th to win! That's 7 full days to enter. A winner will be chosen at random through random.org.
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(Personally, I think Lindsay's model, below, is the most precious example of how adorable these are...
but just in case you want an adult model, here I am on the right.)
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