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Welcome to my Blog, I'm glad you stopped by. I thought a little introduction was in order after I reviewed some Blogs of others and didn't have a clue what it was their Blog was about even after reading the last several posts. Not that it matters, if you like what I write, read on, if not, no harm no foul.

I began writing again after one of my grad classes last summer inspired me to do so. It was a class on the world famous author, Stephen King and it was incredible. In 2011 I received my Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. My undergraduate degree is also from UNCW in Sociology with a minor in Gerontology which I obtained in 2005.

A lot has changed since I began writing this Blog in 2010. I am rediscovering who it is that I am and what makes me happy. Feel free to read through from the beginning and see where I have come from and continue to follow along as I begin a new chapter in my life, one that proves to be interesting and filled with exciting challenges that I can't wait to share with the World. So for now, "Das ist Leben"...this is life!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Random things I miss about the United States

We have been living in Germany for four months now and in no way do we regret moving here or want to leave. Sometimes we really miss the good 'ole U.S. of A!

This list may be on going and is not in any kind of order...

  1. My family and friends 
  2. MCCS/Semper Fit programs that offer free group exercise classes (we pay $5 ea here)
  3. The BEACH
  4. Seafood from North Carolina
  5. Mike's Farm Country Store and Restaurant
  6. Sailor Jerry rum
  7. Pirates Popcorn in Greenville, NC
  8. Smokers Post Cigar Bar, our local hangout w/karaoke
  9. Free oil changes for life from National Volkswagen on Hwy 17 in Jacksonville
  10. Smithfield BBQ and all North Carolina BBQ and hush puppies
  11. Boating with my family
  12. The  "Fishing Village" of Sneads Ferry
  13. The Marina Cafe
  14. Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn
  15. The North Carolina Seafood Festival
  16. The Front Street Brewery
  17. Country music on the radio (when I'm in the mood)
  18. Dancing in clubs without 16 year olds (drinking age here)
  19. Sally Beauty supply store (they have a website but won't ship my hair color)
  20. Walmart (nothing is open here 24 hours)
  21. Ross & Marshall's (I miss the "deals")
  22. Hallmark (our base selection is so tiny and the cards off base are in German)
  23. Miller Motte Technical College (I miss getting highlights for $20)
  24. Kinston Indians baseball games
  25. IHOP, Denny's, Waffle House, and Taco Bell at 2am after a night of drinking
  26. EMR Wings in Sneads Ferry North Carolina
  27. Non AFN commercials
  28. Watching TV shows on Hulu for free
  29. Cookouts!
  30. Tail gating
  31. Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church

This list will be updated from time to time, I think I'll start working on a list of things that Rock about living in Germany.


1 comment:

  1. I remember feeling the same way when I lived in Japan. I missed Ross and Marshalls so much. What I missed the most was Football and regular T.V., BUT, now that I am back in the states, I could make a double long list of what I miss about Japan:( It's funny how we grow attached to things and find comfort in a place. XOXO, still excited for ya to come back to the states!