Thursday, January 20, 2011

30 Things I'm Looking Forward to in the States

With our departure being only 1 week away, I was thinking about things we're excited about that we can't really have or get here.  It's a totally vain list (sadly mostly food items are on it), but I hope it shows just some of the small differences between Russia and the US.  And don't worry-- next up will be 30 things I'm going to miss about Moscow.

So here it goes-- some things I can't wait to get back to in the US:

  1. Chick-Fil-A (this one is probably a no-brainer)
  2. Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  3. Free Refills
  4. Pedestrians having the right-of-way
  5. Free condiments at fast food joints
  6. Being able to hold random conversations with people in lines at grocery stores
  7. Cheez-its
  8. Being able to eavesdrop
  9. Mellow Mushroom
  10. Driving
  11. Reese's Pieces
  12. Coupons and bargain shopping
  13. Root Beer
  14. Ginger Ale
  15. Dr. Pepper (Although you can buy this here, it's just much much more expensive and rare)
  16. Peanut Butter (You can also buy this here, but it is also more expensive)
  17. Free plastic bags at grocery stores
  18. Cashiers not getting frustrated if you don't have the correct amount of change
  19. Zaxby's
  20. Being able to smile in public
  21. Thrift stores
  22. Air conditioning
  23. Triscuits
  24. Barbeque sauce (more specifically:  Sweet Baby Ray's Barbeque Sauce)
  25. Hulu
  26. Netflix
  27. Ordering things online
  28. Traffic laws (or the relative obedience of them)
  29. Urinating in public is frowned upon
  30. A lengthy Autumn (at least as far as Georgia is concerned)