Whitney, 2011
Art Museum in Cordoba, Argentina.
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Random post from earlier blog stories . . .

The little things I realize I miss

When I first arrived in this new country, there were the things that I missed right away: family, friends, group dinners at the Corvallis house, Sienna/Simon/Lago (and even Mogli a little), free phone calls to people in the States... these were all things that were quite obvious and I could see coming before I left. Now that I've been here for several weeks, I have found a multitude of little things that I have only recently realized I miss (notice how much of it is food related!). Much of it is specific to Corvallis/Oregon, so I apologize to those of you who are not familiar with these many little treasures.
  • PG Tips tea and Pomogranate Green Tea
  • Grandma's cookies (that's my Grandma, not a brand called 'Grandma's')
  • Marie Sharp's hot sauces that Dave brought back from Belize (thanks again Dave!)
  • really any good hot sauce or salsa
  • Tillamook mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • Tillamook cheese
  • Oregon tap water
  • home-brewed beer
  • any good darker beers (not many ambers, porters, or nut browns here)
  • always having Springhill wine or Dave's wine on hand
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Taylor Street Ovens' Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies
  • Annie's Shells & Cheddar
  • Amy's beans (again, roommate Amy, not a brand)
  • Santa Cruz (brand) raspberry lemonade sodas
  • The co-op in general and everything delicious held within its walls; buying local and sustainable groceries
  • having 4 or 5 didjeridoos lying around the living room (ironic, no?)
However, I am already building a list of 'the little things' that I would miss about Australia... let me tell you, you're all missing out on Tim Tams!

Posted by Whitney 03/18/2008

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