Life in Poland

Wisdom And Worries According to Chris

Some things that have been going through my mind lately…
If you don’t buy potato chips and nobody at home buys potato chips, you will not eat potato chips which is “A Good Thing”. Hence, if you don’t want to eat potato chips (or crisps for the rest of you), then don’t buy them. Who knew it was so simple?
If you don’t have money to spend, don’t go to the shops (brick and mortar or internet). No visit to the shops means no spending. It also means no new shoes for Misiu which he really needs. Gotta work out the bugs in my plan.
Not eating meat is not as difficult as I first envisioned. Aaaannd if you don’t buy meat, then you don’t eat meat (see my great theory of potato chip relativity above). Rather simple really. Not that I will never buy or eat meat again, but I wanted to experiment with not eating meat and I have learned that I am able to not eat meat and not really miss it. Having said that, fish, dairy and eggs would be incredibly difficult to eliminate from my diet. Sorry Vegans.
Some people need to be cut out of my Facebook “friends” list – specifically the friends who keep linking stupid shyte from Fronda’s webpage.
I am wondering what’s going to happen to my family budget if gasoline reaches 6 or 7 (or God forbid 8) zloty a liter (it is approaching 6 now). The potato chip theory doesn’t really help me here because I still have to get to the city. If I only needed to reach one location, I would use public transport,but I usually need to hit 3 to 6 places in one day excluding trips to pre-school (which I usually do on foot).
I am slowly preparing myself psychologically (and financially) for a visit to my parents in the US. I suspect that my family and friends have got old since my last visit 😉 We miraculously have not changed a bit 😉 OK, that’s not true. We have doubled since our last visit  – I mean there are 4 of us instead of 2, not that we got fat 😉 There is a strong probability that I am going to freak out when I arrive for reasons too various to mention, ha, too various to even think about.
Ok, I have to go first of all to pick up my children from school and second of all because I have started to think about all my “freak out” reasons and I would like to stop this train of thought before I really do freak out.
Here’s a pic from our last trip to the US. All my friends in Poland really love this picture. I wonder why?

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    March 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you for cheering me up this morning! That picture is so small my \”young\” eyes can't see it very well.I love the words of wisdom, especially the potato chip and the shopping theories:) In mine, I should put \”chocolate\” instead of potato chips, but – I love sweets and I will keep buying them!!!!! Not giving up sweets for lent or any other reason.Are you planning the US trip this year?

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    March 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    You can silently 'block' others comments on facebook without removing them from friends list (that for some reason drives people crazy…). It is a good way of avoiding sh*t or if you don't wanna see posts from your ex-girlfriend. Tested. Works in both cases 😉

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    March 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I love that picture 😉 Your comment made me laugh. Gas prices here are even higher !

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    anka skakanka
    March 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Is that because of that lovely family in the background, they look like a typical American large (oversized?) family from Polish point if view LOL.

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    March 15, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Kasia- I'm glad to cheer you up. I scanned this photo and it just came out so small, but I think you can see the difference between the average Polish family and the average American family 😉 We are planning a trip this summer!!!!!kubala – I will look into that blocking thing. Thanks for the idea.tran- I was reading an article about worldwide gas prices so I probably shouldn't complain…but when I compare to the US :(princeska – What I love about that picture is that the whole family is there – mom, dad, brother and sister and that the brother is giving me such a look 🙂

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    March 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I did notice the family – but after living in the US for 17 years, I guess I don't pay that much attention to the size, plus, there are many bigger people. Or maybe it is because everything is bigger in Texas:) It is hard to see that boy's facial expression.

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