My tan is about a million miles away *sniff*and -20C is sooo lame-ass. But I'll dry my tears because my consolation is our plans for our yearly summer vay-cay to Greece.
Exhibit A- without Tan. Pale, meh.
Exhibit B- with tan. Glorious, golden sun-kissed fabulousity
They spoke all the time in Greek, joked, laughed and smoked. (yeah, all Greeks smoke). Greek Greek Greek.
AND what an eff'n, freakin', f*ckin' hard language to learn! (I'd put the brain-boggeling level above learning Russian or Portugese and but slightly below Arabic and Mandarin.) Seriously.
I've been studying the language for years...still not fluent. (I am not a dumb person, honestly!)
Greeks live and love out LOUD. Tell it like it is, speak their minds and don't hold back on anything..... "oh sweetie, your dress is nice, but you've gained weight." (They're not asking, they're telling you.)
But they're also loyal, caring, honest and hard working people (they all own resturants, pubs and bars). And they totally know what really matters in life, family and friends!
And of course they always have to stop to drink coffee and have a smoke (never mind that the coffee break lasts 2 hours...no one rushes coffee. It's like a religion.)
My life has definately been rich and colourful since meeting Husband. Love him to death and his 'krazy' culture.
Summer 2009 in Greece- note glorious tans
Greek food = awesome
Greek islands = awesome
Greek parties = awesome
Greek language = complicated, multi-syllabic nightmare.
(My last name has 14 letters.)
WTF!?!?!? FOURTEEN LETTERS. Our kids will be spelling their names by grade 6 (if they're lucky).
But honestly single girls out there...go find yourself and nice Greek guy, you'll be happy you did! What could be better than summer holidays in Greece?!!... nope, not Saskatchewan.