I like lists (on things I’ve learned so far)

Date June 6, 2008

  • Blondes don’t always have more fun. Especially when big, way-older-than-you men get your attention by screaming “Oye, mona!”
  • Perhaps it isn’t a good idea to live in the mountains if you’re prone to carsickness.
  • It’s hard to eavesdrop on conversations when you live in a foreign country where they speak another language.
  • There’s a reason people from Mississippi don’t eat beans at every meal. H-E-L-L-O, we go back to work after lunch!
  • You just can’t be mad at a kid that says, “You smell of lemons” even if you never eat lemons.
  • Yes, a four mile drive can take an hour. In fact, it usually does.
  • If the man in the restaurant next door has your Friday dinner in a to-go bag with your name on it (that name being “mona” of course), you’re entirely too predictable.
  • Spanglish isn’t just a movie title. It’s a way of life.
  • Someone asks you to coffee. Clear four hours from your schedule.
  • One little vowel changes “What a shame” into “What unmentionable part of the male anatomy?” At least that’s what someone told me. ahem.
  • Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home.

7 Responses to “I like lists (on things I’ve learned so far)”

  1. Lindsay said:

    I think that all sounds wonderful! I wish we could come so soon! Have fun everyday! Love you!

  2. Blake said:

    I like lists too. It is a good way to get a lot out at once. And I was reading I got to your last one about Dorothy and I promise I was listening to the song Some Where Over The Rainbow. How ironic is that?

  3. Summer said:

    After two years of high school Spanish, my teacher said, “You speak the best Spanish with a Southern accent I’ve ever heard.” I did not take that as a compliment, and I swiched to French (which was not much better). I am SO impressed that you’re in a foreign country speaking another language–so what if you think you’re offering a condolence and you’re really discussing male anatomy. At least you’re trying!

  4. Trava said:

    I love “listening” to your life. There is nothing wrong with predictability as long as you “add” some unpredictable things along the way. Home………yes, there is nothing like it. It is where the roots are nurished so you can be fruitful in a foreign land. And we can hardly wait either. Be safe and much love…..MONA!

  5. Emily said:

    I can relate to SO many of these! Just wait till you get home, though. You won’t be able to keep yourself from evesdropping on a conversation just because you finally CAN again!

  6. Lou said:

    Too funny!

  7. Lindsay said:

    Have I told you the story how I have been asking for F*** soup for like three months before a Korean friend giggled, giggled, and then giggled some more. And then explained.