so i’m going to have to play catch up on these since i’ve been in europe for the past three weeks and have given the blog zero love [apologies…]. i’m SO behind, it’s not even funny. but i’m happy to be back and ready to get posting! anyway, for these sunday goodness posts, my thoughts are not necessarily coming from that particular week but instead from right now. there’s a whole lotta of goodness going on in my life, currently – a lot to be thankful for, a lot to be happy about.
and today, i’d like to make a little list of all the things that i love about europe. because it is a pretty swell continent:
: : first off, the coffee. i know a lot of americans are disappointed that the europeans never serve a big huge cup of good ol’ american joe, but as for me? the moment i cross the atlantic, i’m ordering cappuccinos like they’re going out of style. i know, how european of me. ;) also, can we pleeeeeease talk about the tiny little cookies that always come with the coffee? well played, europe, well played.
: : the pastries. all day erryday.
: : the city transit/metro systems. maybe if i lived somewhere else besides dallas, tx, this wouldn’t be such a novelty. but here in the big D, the DART has two personalities – Ghetto [daylight hours] and Scary [night hours], and in a nutshell, it transports all the people you never wanted to meet to all the places you don’t care to go [wiiiiiiith the exception of the mckinney avenue trolley in uptown. i love you, dear trolley!! even if you’re currently not good for much except cuteness and visitors. but you still win].
: : the trains. everyone knows they are awesome in europe… convenient, comfortable, accessible, reasonably priced.
: : drinking on the streets. not necessarily bourbon-street-style [although in some areas, YES], but being able to sit on the edge of a canal with your feet dangling over the water and sipping a beer? pretty sweet. and the same goes for picnics with wine and to-go cocktails for moonlit stroll, etc… because apparently drinking makes everything more romantic?
: : the castles and palaces. no explanation needed.
: : the fact that everyone speaks multiple languages. i’m jelly.
: : cafes cafes cafes, everywhere you look, and so cute too. perfect for any time of day, food and/or drink.
: : speaking of cute, babies on push bikes!! push bikes are exactly what they sound like – tiny little two-wheeled bikes [with no training wheels] that allow the tiniest babes who have barely begun to walk… to be able to ride a bike? it sounds crazy but they just sit down and push themselves along. and nothing is more adorable or more fascinating than a little one-year-old on a two-wheeled bike with no training wheels.
: : this is going to sound weird, but… the PDA. i’ve never been a fan of it in america because two people sucking face in public here just seems so awkward and out of place, but to be honest, i kind of secretly love that it’s totally acceptable in europe. we saw our fair share of PG-rated passionate romance going on between couples and i guess it just made me happy to see people loving each other. i don’t know.
…aaaaaaaand that’s all that’s coming to my little jet-lagged brain for now, friends, but you will definitely be seeing me around these parts more frequently now. :) goodnight.