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Month: November 2005

Kinda sad yet funny

Well, I’m going back pretty soon and I thought these were pretty funny (p.s. I had to post both Chicago and Indiana since I’m so close to Chicago that they all pretty much apply to me)

~You Know You’re From Chicago When…

You say “Wanna go with?” when you mean “Do you want to come with me?”

You know what Kennedy, Dan Ryan, Eisenhower, Edens, and Bishop Ford, have in common and curse one of them daily.

You know what Giordanos, Lou Malnati’s, and Gino’s have in common.

You know when the last time the Cubs won a pennant.

You don’t pronounce the “s” at the end of Illinois. You become irate at people who do

You measure distance in minutes (especially “from the city”). And you swear everything is pretty much 15 minutes away

You know what goes on a Chicago Style Hot Dog

You know what Chicago Style Pizza REALLY is

You understand what “lake-effect” means

You know what the phone number is to Empire Carpet!*

You wear gym shoes, not sneakers.

~You Know You’re From Indiana When…

You drive for three hours and the scenery outside doesn’t change.

There’s three feet of snow on the ground and school is still in session.

While driving all you see is corn.

People still have Christmas decorations up at Easter.

There really is more than corn in Indiana. There’s soybeans, too.

You’re proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don’t know what one is.

You have no problem spelling or pronouncing “Terre Haute”

“Getting caught by a train” is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.

You know what FFA and 4H stand for.

There’s actually a college near you named “Ball State.”

* I actually do, how sad is that! lol (588)2300EMPIRE

Blogiversary

I’ve been doing this blog for a year now, woo hoo! *smile* It’s amazing to me how much I’ve done and how much my life has changed in the past year. I’ve visited several different countries. Become (basically) fluent in another language. Met tons of amazing, fun and interesting people and a couple that weren’t so great, hehe. I’ve eaten all sorts of weird and delicious things and done some pretty crazy stuff…It’s been an absolutely wonderful year and I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything. In about a month from now my time as an au pair will end but I’m extremely excited about the coming year and the many fun blogs that will come out of it *smile*

December Ninth

I bought my plane ticket last night. It’s really official, I’m going back to the good ol’ U.S. of A. I’ve had such a wonderfully amazing time here. I’ve met many new people, seen so many new things and learned an unbelievable amount of stuff about myself and the world. I’ve grown so much over the past year and a half and I wouldn’t trade this experience I had for anything. I’m now moving on to the next phase of my life which I’m VERY excited about as well. So yeah, that’s my big news. For all my Holland people, I will miss each and every one of you very much. Those state side, I can’t wait to see you all. Look out here I come!

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