Miss Gioia

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy July Fourth, Peeps!

So I am sitting in a Chinese business hotel in Shanghai, musing over the fact that it is a big holiday in the USofA and I am definitely not holidaying. Chris and I will have been in China for two years soon, which is a very long time to be away from your home country. It is a long time to be away from familiar things like barbeques and baseball games and fireworks. Oh wait. Scratch the fireworks.

I am not homesick at all, probably because Chris is with me to share all of crazy China. Every now and then I think things like - Why can't I buy pantyhose here? Or shoes? If I were in the States, it would be no problem.....

In all seriousness, my dad always used to say that there is nothing like living abroad to make you appreciate your home country. For all of its war-mongering, for all of its crazy embarassing people who don't know how to travel, for all of its many other issues - I am still proud to be an American.

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