Monday, October 01, 2007

America vs. Czech

I've been in the States for one week.

Here are the most significant things I've noticed/discovered being back:

_right turns on red are great...if you don't do it people will honk
_laundry is much quicker with a dryer!
_sports are much more fun to watch on TV rather than tracking the scores on the internet
_do not, i repeat, do not remove anything from the scales when going through the self checkout at the grocery store
_do not, i repeat, do not use the self check out by yourself if you've never done it before...thanks Jenni and Christian!
_fruits and vegitables are huge, perfect, and shiny here...i never noticed the difference when i moved to czech...i think its because i never bought fruit and vegitables before i moved there
_i will come back to czech 10-15 pounds heavier
_bowling is much easier for me in America...good lanes and pins without strings led to two games over 200...in czech i never crack 100
_driving an automatic transmission is odd...what should I do with my left foot?

When I am in czech I eat two types of food...czech or italian. Here is what I've eaten since I've been here:

_Cajun
_Chinese
_Mexican
_American
_Seafood
_Pizza
_Italian
_Breakfast Restaurant...nothing like it in Cesky Tesin
_BBQ

I'm sure this is just the beginning of what I'll notice while I'm here...

8 comments:

Amy Lawlor said...

yay! welcome back to america...if only for a short while. look forward to seeing you in chicago where you can add giant nasty (amazing) chicago dog to your list of foods you've eaten. peace. Amy

Lee Ann Barton said...

I totally relate...I could not figure out why poeple where honking at me when I first moved back here for not turning on red...ha! I feel ya friend.
miss you!

Gavin said...

Can I get an AMEN, brother! How true your post rings. I, too, am enjoying the food. ...the scales at the self-checkout line, not so much.

Gavin said...

Can I get an AMEN, brother! How true your post rings. I, too, am enjoying the food. As for the scales at the self-checkout line, not so much.

Gavin said...

OK, I'm not sure how many times I hit publish.... :)

Anonymous said...

different cuisine? I'll enjoy living vicariously on that one. So glad to hear you're getting some great american perks while you're there. Funny that we forget about right on red, live sports on tv and cool ethnic food. Will make sure the kids read your post later.
Andrea Pitcher

Anonymous said...

I'm hurt and annoyed and I think you're a spoilt American! If you don't come up with a blog "What great things I miss about Czech" fast, I don't think you'll ever be allowed to stay at our house again!!! And eat our imperfect fruit... ;-)
Tereza

kimcme said...

i heard you on Bobby Brewer's radio show and liked how real you were about everything. especially the stuff you missed. thanks for being so honest. maybe the best missions interview ive ever heard. like your blog.