Being someone that spends most of my days in another country, I’m not overflowing with American pride.
Last week I actually posted about our Canada Day celebration, but failed to take any photos of our July 4 party; so according to social media I look like I have more Canadian pride.
Either way, it is so odd the things that make me miss America. It creeps up on you, and I suddenly feel a mix of pride and sorrow.
Today, it was two things. First, this Sizzler commercial from 1991 that is apparently re-sweeping the American public. I found it on one blog and Stephen found it on a different blog, so that’s weird. Besides being hilarious, there is a girl leaning against a tree at the 20 second mark that…I don’t know, makes me want to be a little girl in America?
Ironically, I hadn’t heard of Sizzler until we moved to Thailand, where they are in most every shopping mall in the major cities. And since they serve salad, which is a rare and precious treasure here, we go pretty much every time we go to the city. So I somehow watch a commercial for a restaurant I’ve only eaten at in Thailand and associated entirely with Thailand, but miss America.
Also, someone wrote an off-handed comment about Walmart’s school supply aisle being set up this week.
I don’t shop at Walmart if I can help it because since we moved here it has been the location of many-a-breakdown. However, this makes me really, really want to go buy school supplies. A bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils, if you will, and a few composition notebooks. A new box of crayons! And a pencil case, because I do still live in Asia.