Friday, May 27, 2011

Ferns and Turtles and Soccer (oops, football) - oh my

The Top 10 things I've learned in 3 weeks:

1)  I know it's football everywhere but in the U.S. I'm slightly insulted when others say, "Oh. It's soccer to you".  Hey... I can adapt, people... it's just a vocabulary thing, right?

2)  There are resurrection ferns in the vegetable department at WalMart! People eat those?! Oops... I missed that little "Product of the United States" tag. Ummm..

3)  Turtles walk across my backyard. Are they coming from or going to the river? Either way, I must keep the dog otherwise occupied. (There are bullfrogs out there, but we will never speak of these again.)

4)  Canadian geese don't faze my dog. They squawk, they fly, they run. Snow cares not.

5)  Dogs can get laryngitis. You don't want to know how I know this... She barks; I laugh.

6)  Canadians are friendly, although my jury is tainted thanks to Rogers Communications.

7)  I'll never complain about the price of anything in the States again. Ever.

8)  The same recipes I've made for decades taste different here. (And, no, it's not the cook.)

9)  Skechers will not change your body, regardless of what Kim Kardasian says. They will, however, cause you to trip more easily.

10) Breaking the habit of saying, "in the States..." is harder than I thought it would be.


  1. You are precious and desperately missed "in the United States."

  2. Wish you would have started writing a blog sooner. I love your writing.