Saturday, May 30, 2009


WARNING: Do NOT drink the fruit punch at a Czech party...even if the party is for a 1year birthday celebration of a little girl and the punch is within reach of small fingers. Contents will make you feel fruitier than it looks. Enough said.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


The one thing I keep hearing as my Czech loved ones see me is, "You look thin. Have you lost the weight? It's good!" In fact, I am pretty sure EVERYONE has said that.
So apparently I left to America as a fatty. Six months of dumplings and eating 8 times a day will do that to you, I suppose.
Next, I try to explain that I didn't necessarily lose weight in America...but I GAINED weight in Czech and THIS is what I normally look like.
And then I reassure them I won't leave a fatty this time and I get reminded of my promise every time I pass the sausages at a BBQ.
Thank you, Czech Republic.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


3 things in life I wish could always be free no matter where you are in the world:

*clean water
*use of toilets

Monday, May 25, 2009


Maybe I act like I am 12 years old sometimes, but hearing this phrase makes me giggle a bit. Go ahead and say it out loud to yourself (fahkt yo). The first time I heard it said I was a little taken back. I started to hear it a lot and thought these Czechs are little cussers. Then I learned it's a phrase equivalent to "Is that a fact?!" in English. Say it again fakt jo, fakt jo, fakt jo. Tee hee.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


The local T-mobile salesgirl was about to feel the wrath of deanna when she told me misleading information to make a sale then revealed the truth after selling the item and telling me there is a no return policy. I am NOT a stupid American who will just take the unfair deal and I stayed until I got my Kc's back. She probably has a bad impression of American consumers now but my Czech salesclerk AND T-mobile customer service opinion was lowered a notch or two. (I wasn't mean...I was just persistent.)I DO NOT LIKE STORE POLICIES OF NO RETURNS, deanna I am.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


How long has it been since you watched an episode of the Smurfs? Too long for me obviously because I am loving the season 1 DVD with all the ridiculous lingo. Listen to these sentences I heard:
*Ah, Smurfette, I'm gonna smurf you the smurfiest present ever.
*Go on...smurf me a good one!
What exactly is a smurf?! A noun, verb, adjective...what??

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


The all-too-familiar words and sights of the Czech Republic are sinking in my heart and head right now. That's right, I'm back in Plzen and all Chizzeched in as of 10am this morning for another 3 months. Keep in touch through facebook, this here blog, email, text messages (but don't always expect a response because it's free for me to receive but costs a pretty penny...or 40...for me to send em), or try tying a note around the neck of a magical unicorn and see if that reaches me. OR maybe, just maybe, you can come to Prague and we can hang out on Charles Bridge dodging spiders and eating rohliks till our hearts content...just a suggestion. Ahoj.

Monday, May 11, 2009


When I left to Oklahoma, I left my car with the parental unit and told them to try to sell it if they knew of a buyer since I was considering purchasing a new one. Well, my mother phoned me one day while I was there to inform me that she didn't sell it, but had decided to trade it in so SHE could get a new car. Uh what?! I laughed and didn't know if she was serious. To my surprise, upon returning home Friday night (for three days to get ready to leave Tuesday morning for Czech), I noticed there was no more Mazda and there was indeed a new car parked in the driveway.
So I bid farewell to Project 626. Much fun was had in all the seats of that car by many. My your new owner be able to handle your sweet curves and dodgy back seat passenger door lock.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking.
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I am actually admitting this...and I know it is kinda nerdy, but I love squished pennies. They are my favorite souvenir of all time. I don't need expensive t-shirts, key chains, or stuffed animals to take home from a vacation; I just need 51 cents and I am in heaven.

So if you want me to fall in love with you or to be my best friend...and yes, I am admitting money WILL buy my love (at least in the form of a penny) you can go to this site CLICK CLICK and check for machines on your route and maybe we can work out a trade. They just make me smile.

*DISCLAIMER: Purchasing a squished penny for me might not actually make me fall in "love" with you (especially if you are a member of the same sex)...and I don't even think the god of love himself knows what will do that, but you are 100% money-back guaranteed that it will cause me to really really really like you.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I am a total leftover fan. If I don't finish my food at a restaurant, I love To Go boxes (in fact I usually eat the food on the car ride home). But I have found one food that doesn't taste so good the next day: Macaroni and Cheese.