23 November 2006

Happy Turkey Day!

In the immortal words of Pugsley Addams, "Eat me!" It's a lot less dirty if you recall that he was wearing a turkey costume at the time.

Despite living in Poland, I've been privileged enough to have 2 turkey dinners this year, which almost makes up for not having any last year. It's good to get to know other ex-pats. Especially when they host large gatherings with lots of food.

So don't feel too bad for me when you're sitting down to your turkey and stuffing. Though you can certainly think of me while eating pecan pie, since pecans are not yet available in Poland. It's strange, I can buy tortillas here, but not pecans. Not sure what the logic is behind that. But now you know what to include if you want to send me a care package.

Happy Thanksgiving!

19 November 2006


I guess I'm glad I went to bed at halftime, rather than staying up until 4 AM to follow the whole game. That way, I was able to go to sleep with some hope, which was subsequently dashed this morning when I checked the final score. At least it was a close game. And I still love the Cougs - hey, it's easy to love a winner, but not everyone can maintain affection for a team that consistently disappoints.

I'm off to console myself with a turkey dinner. Yes, I know Thanksgiving isn't until Thursday, but when you're in Poland, you learn to be flexible with dates.

18 November 2006

It's That Time Again....

Yes, the Apple Cup is today! Or rather, tomorrow for me, it'll be past midnight here by the time the game starts. No matter, I'll be watching the only way I can, online. For now, let's just leave it at this:

13 November 2006

How to WHAT???

This was on my google home page today. Just in case you ever find yourself in this situation, now you'll know How to Regain Control of a Spooked Camel.

11 November 2006

Happy 11th of November!

OK, so it doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily as the 4th of July, but the sentiment is the same, at least around here - it's Independence Day! Unfortunately, I had to work this morning, but we had a nice distraction when the cavalry rode past the building - about 30 men dressed in soldier's uniforms, riding down the street on horseback.

Since I'm in Poznan, today was also the celebration of St. Martin's day, which means yummy pastries. They're expensive, but so tasty - and who knew there was such a thing as white poppy seeds? I skipped the parade this year, opting to take my pastry home & out of the rain.

On a more depressing note, it was fully dark around 4:30 this afternoon. Yes, it's time once again for my favorite game - remind me why I moved to a country that's so miserable in the winter? Don't worry if you can't think of a reason right now, we'll be playing until at least March.