Monday, April 18, 2005

Leaving Mozambique

So, the day is finally here. Though in the midst of it, this year felt very long, now it feels like it flew by. It's been one of those 'hard but good' years, and I will miss the people I spent it with.

But in the 15 minutes I have before going to the airport, here's what I'm looking forward to:
God Bless America (for)-- pitted olives, seeded grapes, anonymity and blending in, interstate highways, chocolate chip cookies, family and friends, idioms, movie quotes and other references to pop culture, ability to go shopping and do what I want - even alone, Subway and sandwiches in general (in fact anything wrapped in bread or similar starches- a crucial but often overlooked component of American food culture), checks and electronic money (although now I'm so used to dealing in large amounts of cash), Dr.Pepper, customer service and libraries.