Friday, September 6, 2013

A First Time for Everything


Since coming my hubby has experience many firsts. He's learned a lot, discovered a lot and been all over the state with me. Here's a list a few of the things we did together in the first week:
  • Saw an American movie in a theater
  • Saw a woman with bright pink hair - this happened on day one, yes Virginia you were showing your Wal-Mart. 
  • Saw his first American butt crack - yep, again we were showing our Wal-Mart. 
  • Saw his first snow - it was only 3 inches but more than enough to make him happy.

We also went to a local park/fishing area and saw the ducks and crazy rednecks in waders! Which by the way was hubby's first ever experience with a real redneck. He was fortunate in this local native also had on the traditional RealTree camaflouge and full waders while he walked in the cold river to catch fish. Thank you Virginia for not short changing my husband on the full Appalachian experience hahaha. 

We only had one minor incident this first week. Your's truly, being the overly observent (*sarcasm*) person that I am, took hubby out to one of her favorite buffet's. His first buffet. It was a local Chinese place that is just fabulous. I helped him pick out foods and we loaded his first plate with coconut chicken, General Tso's chicken and more. Finally we found some momo's (aka. potstickers in the US). I just knew hubby would love them as we shared potstickers often in India.

We sat down to enjoy our food and things were going well. I was almost done with my plate when I bit into the potsticker. OMG! I realized that these may not be chicken. They could indeed be pork or beef which hubby is just not ready for. It was too late, he had eaten some. So I ran to the buffet to check and see what meat they were. It wasn't posted. OMG! 30 years of non-beef and pork eating had just been ruined. Oops. :P

Hubby wasn't mad but I did get a dirty look and then he stopped eating them lol.

12 comments:

  1. You have snow in Virginia in September??

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  2. No. I delayed posting about my husbands move here until I felt it was safe to discuss. Not everyone wishes me well on this journey and there are a few people following this blog with malicious intent. The evil eye is upon me.

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  3. Ah, that explains. I've got family in Richmond (where I'll be 2 weeks) and it doesn't even snow in MN in September!

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  4. Oh nice. I spend quite a bit of time in Richmond. Maybe you could recommend a decent Indian restaurant there. Half the time the ones we go to are not so great.

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  5. That sounds like a fun first week! When we started living in Canada, there was a big snow storm and hubby just loved it.

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  6. So was it beef or pork? :D

    I had many firsts this trip to India myself. My first hole in the ground, nonflushable bathroom. My first seeing someone use a field as a toilet. My first monsoon flood. And on the better side of things, my first palm fruit, moghlai paratha, and of course first time visiting my 'sasurbari' !! :)

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  7. HAH!
    Walmart is certainly one of THE defying experiences of US culture- you see EVERY social strata there.

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  8. OOPS! I meant defining.

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  9. Mine loved it too. I have a post coming with pictures.

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  10. I think it was pork...at least I pray it was only that bad lol. If it was beef, I think he'd probably be really mad hahaha.

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  11. Lol. Yeah I know! I try to take him late at night from time to time so he can get a good laugh. :P

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  12. Usually I think they do put pork in the dumplings. Pigs are seen as dirty animals by many there, kind of like how we see goats here because 'they eat everything.' But goats are delicious ;)

    When we were in India, our friend who joined us for a few days kept pointing out all the animals in the road - "Chicken! Lamb! Mutton! Pork! Beef!" :)

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