Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Weird

Things that I think are weird:

That Greg and I rented and watched Green Zone without knowing it. Greg went to get The Bourne Supremacy and the DVD had no title on it, just a picture of Matt Damon and the case was clear. We watched and I briefly wondered why Jason Bourne was now Roy Miller hunting WMD in Iraq and how so many bad words got into a PG-13 movie. Seriously, it wasn't until the next day when I looked up the movie and found that the synopsis didn't match the movie we watched. I was glad because I really had hoped Jason would find out more about his history and was confused that he hadn't. (duh)

That Poles serve ice cream on a plate, and I've seen them eat it with a fork before (I think Greg's mom once asked me if I wanted a fork or spoon with mine, or maybe my memory is exaggerating the weirdness of this). There is a chance that this is more Greg's family than all Poles. I will have to ask around.

That the facial cleanser I use, which is all things organic and earth friendly, comes in a plastic tube. Just kidding. That's understandable, but the wooden lid that made it look so enticing to me turns out to be absolutely unnecessary, and therefore a complete waste of natural resources. I only thought about this when the wood cracked and the regular plastic lid beneath was revealed. (because I totally fell for the marketing trick: it has wood, therefore it's natural and earthy, therefore it is good. Duh again.)

The length of some little boys' eyelashes.

That the packaging on a kid's drink bottle had "SUFER" printed in big, happy bubble letters. I'm not sure if they put an F on accident where they meant to put a P or if they left out the other F.

That a word that makes little American boys giggle can be found on products and even used as company names in Poland because in Polish it means "luck".

9 comments:

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

I found you from Steph and I love your blog...
that is so funny about the movie.
And the icecream.

oh and that WORD -- my kids would love to see that everywhere :) I'd better not tell them... ha ha ha

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

And I forgot to mention the eyelashes... WOW! I am jealous.

Kimberly said...

It is a crazy, crazy world. Thanks for the giggles!

Susan said...

What a sufer post. Thomas and Beth will love the Luck sign, and I dare you to put mascara on Spencer some day!

Melanie Jacobson said...

The face wash thing made me laugh.

Kazzy said...

I seriously laughed out loud about the DVD. I do so much reading up on a movie before I ever watch it, that it cracked me up you actually watched the entire thing! LOL

Heidi said...

I laughed out loud at the sufer thing--not that any of my kids suffer through sugary drinks, just their teeth do.

Erin said...

Hey, you were reading my blog while I was reading yours!

I love these little slice-of-life-in-Poland posts. I am fascinated with other countries and cultures!

Moody said...

I think the drink company was going for "Surfer", but too bad they didn't name it "Lucky", with the polish spelling of course.