here are a few concluding (but unsorted) thoughts:
- i love krispy kreme doughnuts
- i love candy corn
- i love yogurt pretzels
- i love ice-cream from cold stone
- i love dippin’ dots (but they’re even colder than usual ice-cream)
- i love fruit smoothies (but they’re usually cold, too)
- i love honey-butter
- i love mongolian grills
- i love barbecue-pizza
- i love chimichangas
- i love hamburgers – every single kind of them
- uh, and onion rings!
- …i could go on and on…
- somehow, nearly every type of american food/drink includes (1) a lot of sugar, and (2) lots of ice to keep it cold :-)
- i think carpool-lanes are really cool
- i love comedy shows like “whose line is it anyway”, and ellen degeneres‘ dry sense of humor
- and i like the openness of americans. i know i can’t generalize this, but almost all of the americans i met were openminded and kind. except, maybe, for that salesman at bestbuy who kept talking me into an elecronics-insurance even though i told him that i live 6.000 km away…
more on cool americans:
- when i met one of cindy’s uncles, we had a funny small-talk conversation that went something like this:
- him: “how come you speak english so well?”
me: “i watch tv a lot!”
him: “clever boy!”
i also had the pleasure of meeting heather’s great-grandmother, who passed away in november 2004. she was about the sweetest and kindest elderly woman i have EVER met!
and of course, i have to state again, that heather, cindy and larry are the nicest, most generous and thoughtful people!
geez, i didn’t think it would get that long, but once i started writing, everything just came flying back into my mind. and even now, there’s at least twice as much left to write.
ok. now i’m going to make a database backup – i can’t risk losing that much work!