1. The Ocean
... and standing at the coast looking out onto a watery horizon.
|Big sky, big sea. Love it. |
Let's be honest, language and culture play a huge role in defining what one finds funny, and when you're coming from a different background from those around you, you somehow don't always know who is making a joke and when-- and vice versa. (Talk about awkward.)
|Germans don't do chicken jokes.|
3. A Really Good Bargain/Deal
Sales are, let's say, a bit more humble on this side of the pond. The standard 10 % off here doesn't really excite me all that much.
|So much for trying to fend off materialism.|
Having someone bag my groceries is a luxury I could get used to again. I know its all for the sake of being green, but I do miss not having to hurl my groceries back into the shopping cart and rush away from the Kasse before I barely have my change in hand.
|I really do.|
5. New York Pizza
I miss having a car. I love road trips and I love having the choice to leave when I want to and drive where I want to without being on someone else's clock.
|Hadley! My first car.|
7. East Coast Autumn
The changing leaves on the trees, the incredible blue skies, pumpkins for Halloween and of course Thanksgiving, a holiday that is synonymous with this particular time of year. Love it and miss it dearly.
|Thanksgiving. Its not just about the food.|
An ocean can feel mighty big when you're living on the other side of it.
|Little brother and me, Summer 2009 in North Dakota.|
While life will always be unpredictable, sometimes its just nice to know how things work without any surprises. Weißt du was ich meine?
|A drive along the NJ Turnpike around sunset.|