Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dear ________,

[Munich. July 2013.]

Munich U-Bahn (subway)...you certainly know how to stress a MidWest girl out. I know you're not so fond of this girl always flubbing up which way to go and misunderstanding your beautiful map -- but let's be a little more gentle with each other, OK? I won't throw fits anymore about you being late or too full or stinky if you promise to be a little more understanding that this Kansas girl is just now dabbling in the public transportation game... But, THANK YOU for your Royal Baby birth updates in the stations. I could kiss you right on the mouth for that goodness!

Air Conditioning... I've always been thankful for your existence. I still remember attending elementary school late into May in classrooms with no air conditioning. (I cannot imagine how we coped, but we did. Enough to even cram 300+ smelly little kids into the gym/cafeteria for the annual talent show. That was dedication.) In Munich now it's exceptionally warm, well, not Kansas hot, but warm nonetheless. And with no air conditioning, well, I am a grumpy mess. So I salute you, air conditioning, for your consistent comfort throughout my life. 

Ikea... I love ya, you know that, but for some reason you induce panic attacks that rival those of which I get while navigating Forever 21. And, having to take my goods home via bus, with two subway transfers, well, that induces a completely different panic attack. But, as always, you're totally worth it and my sad budget thanks you.

Tumblr... Thank you for providing me with hours upon hours of belly-aching laughter. 

The Golden Girls... I've loved ya since I would lie at the foot of my parents bed every night and watch you after the news. I am re-watching every season and cannot get over how funny it is. I loved ya when I was 5 (though I didn't get any of the jokes), and I'll love ya until I'm 105.

First dates... you are a tricky thing. So, naturally, when I go on one with someone who only understands German, well you're nearly impossible. But thank goodness for the quirky chapters in my German book that covered such topics. I'm not complaining, I always like a challenge.

Last week's date... you were charming and handsome and perfect on paper. But, as it sometimes goes, our chemistry was nearly nonexistent. Which stinks, of course, but I am not worried for either of us. Sometimes, it's just not there. And maybe that initial lack of chemistry is something worth being grateful for. It saved us a lot of time and heartache, right? No hard feelings.

Lost iPhone... I miss you more than you will ever know, unless, of course, a miracle occurs. Which in my mind still isn't out of the question. **Waves up at sky to St. Anthony**

Being able to post .gifs in emails... this phenomenon changed. my. life. 

My new roommates... I couldn't have asked for a kinder welcome, or greater new friends to have in this city. I'm so blessed I found you guys.

Mom and dad... I've said it once and I'll say it a million times over: Thank you. Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.
For everything.


xo




“She was afraid, and the afraid, she realized, sought opportunities for bravery in love.” -Lorrie Moore
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5 comments:

  1. AIR CONDITIONING. Oh, I miss it so. I'm in sweltering Paris this summer, and I honestly think I may melt completely before heading back to Texas.

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  2. Which Tumblr are you following? Always looking for good ones :)

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    1. I am a real nerd so these are a bit embarrassing to admit... but...

      www.fartgallery.tumblr.com
      www.meladoodle.tumblr.com
      www.buttfartsandpoptarts.tumblr.com.

      some are a bit inappropriate at times, but what can I say, the word fart is hilarious.

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  3. You're always good with words, Anna. That simple paragraph about Munich U-Bahn is just enough to make me want to go to Germany real badly.

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