Saturday, July 4, 2015

What I miss about the USA

Since my 40 day trip here in Paris is coming to a close and it's the Fourth of July, I thought I'd share with you a few very tangible things I miss about the USA. No, I don't mean my family or fella or friends or pups. I don't even mean things like freedom and patriotism and the American Dream. My list is much more down to earth and simplistic. These are the things I've missed the most.

Oh, how I miss thee -

Ice - cubed, crushed, for free whenever I want it without any strange looks from anyone when I ask for more, in my freezer waiting for my every whim

Air conditioning - air so cold that I need a sweater, blowing forcefully through the vents of my home and car, sending little goosebumps across my skin, making my throat ache the next morning bc the air was so cold all night

Fountain cokes - with the right amount of carbonation and sugar, missing the strange whang that I taste here, burning the back of my throat at that first greedy swallow

Space - personal space standing in line or at a shop, living space at home for all my things, backyard space to enjoy nature without anyone else around, sleeping space in my nice big bed at home on the ground

Mexican food - oh, the chips and salsa, the cheese dip, the fajitas, the guacamole, how I long for thy spicy goodness

Hair color - oh, the frost on the fields is showing after 5 weeks away; I need to work thy raven magic and cover those silver strands ASAP

Internet - unlimited, 4G, it's why I sold my soul to AT&T, wherefore art thou internet free?

Lol - in just about a week, I'll be home and enjoying all of these things. For today, I'm headed out to have a picnic with my Parisian friend, Caroline. Isn't that such a 4th of Juky thing to do? Happy birthday, America!


  1. Thanks for sharing your list - it's the little things we take for granted that we miss the most.

  2. I have really enjoyed your blog posts from Paris. Hope you and Caroline had a fun picnic!!