Monday, March 30, 2009

Dear America

Dear America,

Although I love living in Italy, there are a few things I miss about you.

How I miss your closets, your abundant storage spaces and built in shelves.

I miss the convenience of fast-food restaurants, especially the ever-tasty Taco Bueno. How I would love a beef combo platter right about now.

I miss Target and yes, even Wal-Mart. I never knew I could actually miss Wal-Mart.

I miss getting gas without having to use gas coupons and I miss my money not going constantly up and down in the exchange system.

I miss Chilis and their amazing mushroom jack fajitas (although I hear in Germany they have a Chilis on an AFB)

Before I return to your loveliness, could you please make a few things readily available for me?

These would include, cheap, delicious, loose wine, amazing pasta, Froop and the Greek yogurt I love so much and all the freakin amazing cheeses I have eaten since I've been here. If you could toss in a few cool places like Paris and Venice that wold be cool with me too.

Sincerely,

Melissa a U.S. Citizen

15 comments:

Honey said...

you can come visit me in germany and i'll take you to chilis. please come visit, this summer maybe, after school is out! and then i can come visit you in the fall and partake in your cheap wines. sounds like a good date to me.

The Wife said...

Amen! I am going to miss being able to go to the amazing street markets and buy such fresh and delish produce and well, anything else I want!!

Miss Adventure said...

Haha I like how you actually miss Walmart, I'm a Target lover too.

Leanne said...

I do know what you mean! We lived in Iceland on a navy base a few years ago. What a WONDERFUL experience full of memories that I will never forget... and yet so easy to miss the conveniences of home.

Dana said...

Aviano AFB has a Cinnabon. We had one here up until August, right before the guys came home. I miss my Saturday morning Cappuccino Blast. Oh, sweet nectar!

Kebi Cedawna said...

Oh, I'm so envious of you and Honey getting together! How I wish I could come join you two. I'm working on a surprise package for you ;)
Hugs!!!!!
-Kebi

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oooh I bet the cheeses are sooo good!!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

I miss LOTS of things about Canada and I live in the US. I WISH I could live in Italy, I can not even imagine the pictures you can take

Abbie said...

Oh man...I'd miss Target too, but I dunno, loose wine sounds pretty amazing!!

lolaberly said...

Ah, I love me some fajitas. Matt and I are big fans of Chilis and Outback. :)

Cassie said...

I'd trade all of that for some gelato. *sigh*

. Becca . said...

Oh, I'd die for some good cheese right now. Esp. ITALIAN cheese... Yummo!

I have to tell you, my hubs has Italy into the "shore duty mix" several times now, it makes me a little nervous, I don't know if I could do it.

But then I read your blog, and it sounds so exciting :)

Casey said...

Come visit and we will go to Chilis :)

I'm totally with you on everything else.

Jon and Steph said...

Amen! I miss all of these things! Target especially! I would go to target at least three times a week!

Allison said...

Yup, I'll go to Chili's with you and Casey and Honey :) (although I will say, when I move back to the states I will probably NEVER eat at Chili's again....)

TOTALLY with you on the other stuff. Especially closets. How I miss closets...*sigh*

And pay-at-the-pump gas stations. UGH. I hate how it takes like 20 minutes to get gas on base...ARGH!

Yeah, I'm ready to go back...three years is good enough for me :) hehe