Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Things I Took for Granted in the States


This is what happens when you custom order furniture
  • Sinks in bathrooms and kitchens and lights in bathrooms
  • 24/7 electricity, Internet, and water
  • IKEA
  • Stoves and kitchen counters above ankle height
  • Supermarkets and their variety of food (I pretty much have an option of potato, tomato, garlic, and onion. With some people offering carrots, cabbage, corn, or beets. After a month of using only the same ingredients, things start to get old.)
  • Knowing people would understand my words
  • That people know what snow or ice is
  • Washer & dryer
  • Salt that doesn't come in clumps the size of my thumbnail
  • For cats and dogs to not have fleas
  • To not have to check to see if the egg is expired before buying it
  • Drinkable tap water (and drinkable milk. Boiling things takes a while, and I'm lazy >.<)
  • That other people showered regularly (I shower about once a week, and I'm considered clean)
  • My meat not having bones in it
  • For school to start the day it's supposed to
  • For appointments to be met
  • Cookies, of any kind. And access to the ingredients to make them.
  • Someone to have a real, unique conversation with once a day. (many of mine seem to be versions of how are you and how are you adjusting. I can spice up my lack of a varied diet with different herbs, but you can't really do that with conversations)
  • Personal bubbles
  • Hot chocolate
  • Streets and shops having names
  • Working cell network (I sometimes have to send a text five times before it goes through, and I have problems dialing and receiving calls)
  • Bus schedules (I have sat on a bus for almost 2 hrs before it moved)
  • Rubber spatulas
  • Chocolate chips

3 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

Wow, that's a long list. Apart from all that... how are you doing?

Anonymous said...

"There is no place like home"- Dorothy from Kansas

C.M.Brown said...

Gwen, you seem to sounding a little home sick!
Hope things are going well.

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