Friday, July 6, 2012
I miss access to websites available only to USA IP addresses but might find a way to fix that... I miss seeing my friends' status updates during the day (since we are 9 hours ahead), I miss ranch dressing and free still water with your meals, I miss dryer sheets and flat bed sheets. I miss porcelain toilets (all plastic here... every bathroom seems to hold smell a lot more, peeyew).
I say "hello" in the strangest ways I ever thought, my mouth twisting and contorting to meet the way my brain sees a word vs how it sounds, and which way I want to say it. I'm pretty sure even though Guten Tag and Hallo are easy enough to say, my brain has decided to stick to "chaiehtago"... and other such nonsense.
Other than that everyone has been SO nice. The Germans are very friendly and very helpful, though less of them speak English than I actually thought they would. Makes it very awkward when they say "Nein" and you're like... OK we're not going to get very far are we.... but I'm so grateful that they speak any at all. German has so many sounds I cannot even make but I'm doing my very best!