The more time I spend in South Florida, the more I feel like Uncle Travelling Matt. So much of life here is just a little bit alien to me now. Take this, for example- the weird flavors that are appearing on things are just strange to me. I’m pretty sure this is a Thanksgiving holiday flavor:
Speaking of flavors, I’m trying something I’ve wanted to try for months: Naturebox. Naturebox is a subscription service that delivers healthy snacks right to your door. I first heard about this on a podcast while I was still in Germany, and I wanted to try it then, but I held off until I got back to the US because it’s not really an international service as far as I know. (Administrative note: I am not being reimbursed or compensated in any way for talking about Naturebox. However, if any of you want to try it, let me know because I can give you a code that will give you ten bucks off your first shipment.)
So far, I’ve only opened a few of my snacks. The guacamole bites are delicious, but wickedly salty. I won’t be getting these again because I can only eat a few before I need to rehydrate.
The salted caramel pretzel pops are sweetly delicious, however.
And now for some random stuff… I’ve been having trouble this week coming up with a coherent blog post topic, so I’m just going with random stuff from my last seven days. For example, Amelie and I went to the South Florida Ikea. It’s a little different than Regensburg’s Ikea, but it’s similar enough in most ways to actually make me breathe a tiny sigh of relief at the sameness.
Neither of us can pass a display of stuffed animals without playing with them, by the way. This is her with some bears.
Every time I passed a bin of stuffed animals in the store, I tried to give them all better vantage points. This one was a joint effort. We are roughly twelve years old.
I commented on one of my last posts about all the super nice cars in South Florida- not a day goes by that I don’t see a Maserati or a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. But not everyone in South Florida is rich, and sometimes you see the opposite end of the spectrum also. For example, this clever usage of custom duck tape was spotted in the parking lot at Target.
Most of the time, it’s relaxing being back in the land of everyone speaking English. However, speaking English doesn’t mean you can type it. I promise, my name has never actually been spelled “STEVN” before, and I’ve no idea where the H came from.
In my search for a new tagline, I came up with the idea a few nights ago to use “Whimsy is my resting state.” That wasn’t quite it, though, and so I decided today to rename the tagline at the top of the blog with “Sunshine. Whimsy. Tacos.” I really couldn’t leave the tacos out.
As for the sunshine, it’s this- it’s all to easy to forget during my day to day grind that in this part of Florida, I’m never more than a few minute’s drive away from this view: