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I think I've figured out why I'm so discombobulated.

I'm back in America, where I grew up and where I'm a citizen and whose accent immediately identifies me anywhere in the world.

But I'm in a completely new city, state, and region.

And I haven't lived in the US except for annual vacations for the past 7 years.

So while I already know Starbucks and Wal-Mart, I've been struggling with figuring out a cell phone plan and applying for credit cards and looking for housing.

I haven't done housework in 7 years, folks.

Life in Little Rock itself is such a new experience - the way people talk, the cityscape, the river, the attitudes, the weather.

Happily, I now work in a place where the ice-cream truck comes every day at 2:30pm.

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On September 11th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC), mokey4 commented:
I haven't done housework in 7 years, folks.

the real reason i want to live in africa. haha. altho there's no good ice cream that i know of.
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On September 11th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
There's always that Frankie's place in Accra - good enough, I reckon!
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On September 11th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC), mokey4 replied:
i forgot about Frankie's.. it's ok, but no Ben & Jerry's!
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On September 11th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Certainly during my time in Africa my ice cream standards have deteriorated!
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On September 11th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC), clynne commented:
Wow, ice cream truck at work ... I'd much rather have that than the occasional "free beer friday" events we get.
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On September 11th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Well, in the fight against osteoperosis I'm willing to do my part....
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On September 11th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC), flemmarde commented:
i haven't done as much housework as i should have in the past 7 years...

that ice cream delivery sounds deadly if you like the stuff!
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On September 11th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I know - it was one of the benefits cited in the employee orientation!
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On September 11th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Welcome to America
Now Bonny and I both have dear friends in Arkansas. Her childhood best friend Jen moved from LA to Fayetteville (3 hours away from you according to Mapquest) in 2004.

Michael
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On September 12th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
Oh ice cream cures everything, and who really needs to do house work anyway? Just shut the door and pretend it's not there ;)
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