Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Hardest Thing

Due to Heather's headache you will get to read the musing of a guest author: Ryan

What is the hardest thing about moving to a different city or different state or even a different region? I would think that most people would say that it is making new friends or finding their way around, but I have a list that is compiled over the past three interstate moves. See if you agree.
  • Finding new doctors and dentists
    Why do these people that I just met want to see my private parts?
  • Finding a new church
    You only get one shot a week a this...don't mess it up!
  • Finding an automobile mechanic you can trust
    Where is David Puddy when you need him?
  • Figuring out what the new "state specific" traffic rules are
    In OR: people just drive slow and they can't drive in the snow
    In MI: people just drive fast and they can't drive in the rain
    In MO: a yellow light means at least 4 more cars may proceed thru the intersection
    In TN: when turning right, make sure you slow down to ~3 mph so that you slow up the whole road, and they can't drive in the rain or the snow
  • Figuring out the grocery stores layouts
    Why aren't all the dairy sections near the beer sections? (aka: keep the necessities close together)
  • Figuring out what is recyclable
    In OR: everything is recyclable
    In MI: your soft drinks cans and bottles are worth more here than anywhere, but everything else is only recyclable if you are willing to drive it somewhere
    In MO: everything is recyclable, but it is more fun to just throw it away
    In TN: what is recycling?
  • Figuring out how people are going to pronounce "Or-y-gun"
    It isn't that hard people!











    And maybe the hardest one of all:
  • Finding a new favorite Chinese restaurant
    Because your General Tso's Chicken isn't better than my last place's General Tso's Chicken

6 comments:

Nicole said...

So nice to see a post from you Ryan! You should blog more often :) I hope Heather is feeling better soon!!

anne said...

ha- we've lived in our house for 6 years and we JUST found a good Chinese place!

jenny said...

i have lived in the same state my whole life ... so this list was kind of amusing! thanks for the post and i hope heather feels better soon!

Sheri said...

Since we know live in your most recent "moved away from" place... What is our favorite Chinese restaurant. We've tried a few, have a front-runner, but no definative winner.

Anonymous said...

I have got your auto mechanic. He is off of Trousdale and Harding, Ben Little. Honest and inexpensive.
Amie R.

Debbie said...

Ryan:

Love your posts! They always make me laugh! Hope Heather got rid of her headache quickly. I don't always read the blog, so I may have missed some of your guest writings. I agree with the OR and MI drivers, but don't know about TN. You go get those who pronoune "Oregone" and teach them to say it correctly -- you are the man for the job! I don't understand either why it is so difficult to say it correctly! Hugs and kisses to the kids -- we will call this weekend!
Love, Mom/Grandma

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