February 28th, 2009

My wonderful Meg kitty.

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Other things about Poland:
1. Light switches in this apartment are metal toggles. Like on old aircraft.
2. Down is "on"
3. Our shower is this uber efficient awesome cleansing machine. Showers take 3s. In, wet, soap, wet, dry, out. BAM!

Things on the fire today:
1. Get more groceries -- Blue elf needs conditioner badly!
2. Get a phone card -- contact the dude with the apartment.
3. Keep an eye out for those fuzzy hats. Damn it, I must have one!

Oh -- also, if you hear lots of shouting and yelling from a very large mob in the middle of the night and you start seeing lots of cops and A HELICOPTER!?!?!

Don't worry -- it's just a soccer match. Man, those guys know how to party.

Zywiec (pron. Zuh-vee-ets) is pretty dandy as lagers go. meerkat and I have resolved to learn more about Polish beer today the fun way.

EDIT: Other fun facts -- The Polish beer market is the 10th largest in the world, fifth largest in Europe. Statistically, Poles drink 69 liters of beer a year.
My wonderful Meg kitty.

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Yesterday was a bit of a disappointment --

The morning was spent accomplishing four mighty goals:
1) Our first home-prepared Polish meal of cereal, lemon cake, and strawberry juice
2) Navigating a Polish grocery store for groceries
3) Purchasing a French press for meerkat -- now she can have coffee in the morning!
4) Kicking the arse of the Polish telephone system.

Yes -- you read that correctly. Collapse )

Oh yeah -- one other surprising bit about Poles that I've been holding onto since the first day here: When you hold up three fingers to signify the quantity "3", I tend to hold my ring, middle, and index fingers up. Poles hold up their thumb, index, and middle fingers with the other two down. The first time I saw this was our taxi driver -- an old, grizzled dude -- and it startled me because it seemed like he was clawing in my direction. Very strange.

Do any of my peeps from the 51 states use the Polish way of showing 3?