And because I want to say it, and no other reason – Stupid Flanders!
Aaah, good to get that out of the system. 😉
After yesterday, today is a day of relief and relaxation. I finished my story for the week, so that’s one monkey off of my back (until tomorrow, when I get a new prompt – d’oh! *giggles*). We’re shortly going to be ditching McTiny with her grandparents, giving us a night off. And how are we going to spend that night? Not drinking beer and watching FOOOTBAAAAALL! That’s right, it’s the Superbowl tonight, and as it’s in my hometown, I’m rather obliged to watch. I’m curious as to how the new stadium looks, having thus far ignored its existence. Plus, it’s fun to catch the game, even if we can’t catch the ads. I know, quelle horreur – the ads are the main reason to watch the game. But I’ll take what I can get in getting my little tastes of home here an ocean away.
Which reminds me – I’m rather amused by the assumption that all the foods that are in America are on this side of the ocean as well. I get confused people asking me why the hell I’d want Kraft Mac n’Cheez instead of say, making my own, or why coffee creamer is so important. Much like pickles and Ranch dressing, which are not on the average shelf in the UK, it’s the little tastes of home that keep a person sane. It doesn’t matter if Stove Top or Hamburger Helper are totally rubbish junky foods – you’d miss them, or something like them, if you lived in another country.
I will admit that there are also food advantages with living elsewhere too; I can’t knock everything here. Firstly, food is less processed in general. Secondly, the British are not in the thrall of King Corn – our sodas have sugar, not corn syrup corn sugar (don’t want to get caned, har har). Once you get used to the difference between corn-fed beef and grass-fed beef, it’s quite a good thing – the former is fattier, the latter is leaner and taste really watery if you’re not used to it. And while there might not be a Mexican takeaway on every corner (which is probably what I miss most!), there is a wide variety of curry houses waiting to bury me in their spicy goodness. It doesn’t stop me craving bagel bites, pizza rolls, and cheap-ass freezer burritos, but still… got to appreciate the good!
What else is good and appreciable… well, the crazygust winds haven’t stolen our gate, which is a blessing. I have wonderful friends who are bringing me junk food from the States (thanks again, Jenna – you’re a doll <3). I have my Sims addiction, and all the amusement it brings. I have a pile of baked goods in the kitchen from where I channelled all my rage yesterday; there’s a fresh loaf of normal, a loaf of banana bread, and some nice chocolate chip cookies. Wha? When I rage, I rage. <__<
And as I wish to gratefully enjoy the free time that tonight will bring, I shall wrap this up and run like heck!