One thing I really like about Courts parents is even though they’re 115
and about to die they can keep up with us in the exercise department. The other night we went for a long walk with Courts dad Bob, and as usual, our conversations were interesting. He spent a few months in Kazakhstan visiting his soon to be mail order bride lady friend, and now he compares EVERYTHING to Kazakhstan.
Court: “I want to live in Hawaii because there’s hardly any bugs”
Bob: “Theres no bugs in Kazakhstan”
Me: “I used to work with someone who… (insert story here)”
Bob: “If someone tried to do that in Kazakhstan, they’d be shot, killed, thrown away and never seen again”
At a restaurant…
Court and I order wine, Bob orders vodka and says, “Everyone drinks vodka in Kazakhstan. No one drinks and drives there because you’ll lose your license immediately. But even if you do get caught, you just pay the cops $50 so they don’t arrest you”
Bob doesn’t think its very funny that we refer to his lady friend as Borat. It’s a good thing she doesn’t understand english, because if she ever finds my blog I think she’ll love it.
|Bob’s driving gives me whiplash
We invited Bob to the farmers market with us this morning and as usual, the comparisons continued….
“In Kazakhstan they don’t put your eggs in a carton, they just put them in in a bag”
“The hutterites sure do a good job of cleaning up their produce. Look how clean the carrots are! In Kazakhstan everything’s covered in dirt”
Kazakhstan sounds like a dream!
I bought my Mom a birthday present from the market today. Food is the best kind of present, in my opinion! Here’s what we got her:
Kamut bread ($7 a loaf! Farmers Market = Whole Foods) wildberry non sugar added jelly, eggs, carrots, oatmeal Skor cookies and Plush Puffs caramel swirl gourmet marshmallows (I bought those from Express Tea & Coffee) Plush Puffs are to die for! I bought myself a box of toasty coconut flavoured ones.
Cupcakes are really popular in the local bakeries now (get with the times, donuts are the new cupcakes) and I love that they let you sample their cakes. Today I tried a root beer float cupcake (amazing!) and a mint chocolate.
I wonder what kind of cupcakes Kazakhstan has?