Thursday, August 31, 2006

Oddity #11

I have mentioned the fake brands a couple of times now. Most of the time the advertising is great and the product is less than great. Sometimes, however, you never try the product because the advertising is perhaps rather unappealing. Such is the case when looking down the aisle with the toothpaste. Where normally you would see brands like "Crest", you see the the word "CRUST" in bold toothy letters. Like I would put that on my teeth!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Oddity #10

There are so many brands of candy here that are fakes of good brands in the U.S. For example XLY is a candy meant to be like MandM's. It has a similar packaging, colors, just the candy isn't the same. Same thing with Twimax... same lettering, color of package as Twix. Even a similar name... and yet, kind of gross. There are more brands of terrible "Twix-style" candy here than I ever knew existed.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Oddity #9

The most common wall decoration is soccer ball prints. I was once in an office/cubicle about 5ft by 5ft and there were soccer ball prints on the walls.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Book Meme

Just as a disclaimer, this task was incredibly hard for me. I have read too many books. [Tagged by Nathan at A Jolly Company... see blog links at right]

1. One book that changed your life:
Elsie Dinsmore [as a child I was deeply convicted of my own lack of attention to my attitude]

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
The Marquis' Secret by George MacDonald [the amazing second half to "The Fisherman's Lady]

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
A dictionary into English of whatever language the people there spoke.

4. One book that made you laugh:
The Princess Bride [the movie is marvelously funny, the book is hysterically fantastic]

5. One book that made you cry:
Learning to Call Them Sisters by [?]

6. One book that you wish had been written:
How to Run a School in a Foreign Country and Foreign Culture

7. One book that you wish had never been written:
1984 by George Orwell

8. One book you’re currently reading [again]:
Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliot

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
The biography of George Muller

I am tagging: Mom, Jen (Tum-tum Tree), Katie, Nan, and Laurel

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Words of Wisdom to All Girls

guys tend to impress in the first couple months of a relationship...after that their true colors show and I saw his true colors--Ami (a girl who would advise watching the guy first to learn his true colors)

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Oddity #8

Cleanliness of toilets is not directly proportional to the extravagance of the toilet embellishment.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Oddity #7

I was reading a phrase book today and came across the word for "jeans". The translation was spelled this way "Kawboy". When pronounced it comes out just like "Cowboy". Yes, yes. I laughed too!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Oddity #6

Electricians (or ordinary people, such as the case may be), in their ingenuity, have built their wiring to multitask as a shade canopy.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Oddity #5

Somehow, the Google on my computer has decided that I must be from Germany now that I am no longer in the U.S. This decision has not benefited Google, as I can no longer read their advertisements.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Oddity #4

We all know the wonderful warm sensation of putting on clothes right out of the dryer. Imagine that same sensation when you put them on right out of your closet.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Oddity #3

Steaming up a shower is nothing new for most people... The water is hot and evaporates into the air... But have you ever fogged up your bathroom by taking a cold shower? That was a new one!