Sunday, November 13, 2011

Things I am Looking Forward to in the US of A!

I originally was posting this as "Things I Miss (about home)", but now that I will be home soon, the title has changed...
Things I am Looking Forward to in US
  • Dad saying “Beck Beck”
  • Mom’s calm and sweetness *and everything*
  • Drinking water on demand from the tap
  • HOT shower (well, running water in general)
  • Cold skim milk with cereal (Product 19, Capn Crunch, Honeycomb, Kashi, …)
  • English Breakfast tea with skim milk
  • Watching classic movies with a nice cup of hot tea and black licorice to chomp on
  • Apple Pie
  • Mom’s Pot Pie
  • Chatting with my sisters
  • Laughing with my family
  • Weeklong beach vacation with family
  • Jonathan’s live cello music
  • Really clean hair!
  • Hugs from Laura
  • Woody Allen movies
  • Virginia Opera
  • Dinner with friends in Petersburg
  • Planting spring flowers
  • Mowing the lawn
  • Working out at the gym
  • Indoor bathroom!!
  • Listening to Car Talk & What Do You Know while driving in car
  • Wildflowers in a vase on my table
  • Hummingbirds
  • American flag flying
  • Watching tennis (French Open, Wimbledon, …) and playing tennis
  • Ben & Brad’s craziness!

Things I Don’t Miss (am not looking forward to)....
Political Stuff (speeches, squabbles, campaign ads), morning TV shows’ self-indulgent programs, any “reality” TV, overabundance of “stuff” that most people have (while still claiming how “bad off” they are), experts in some type of crazy-sounding job (e.g. pet psychologist…oh sorry, animal companion psychologist), women who complain about finances but continue to purchase more “stuff” ($80 purse, $100 pair of shoes, $50 hairdo, …), impatience of those who can’t wait even 10 minutes in a line without complaining, equating successful life with an educational degree or certain position, …