one of the things I love about being an international, bi-lingual couple is the opportunity to teach each other sayings & phrases in our home languages. tonight, my love wanted something or was complaining about something, and she said my name: liiiiiiiiiizz. i immediately teased her with the phrase “would you like some cheese with your whine?” then i realized we had never talked about that phrase, so i explained it. she always gets this cute, little smile on her face which says that she’s proud that she just became a little more american. I do the same, feeling great when i become a little more swedish. it’s so much fun to blend our cultures. i love this part of our relationship!
think i’m off to bed now. it’s almost 11, but it’s still light out. hmpf. I’m really tired, though, seeing as my traveling insomnia has set in. between the insomnia & zola, i’ve been awake at 4 every morning for the past 3 days… so, the light won’t bother me at all.
now, the big question of the night. to set the alarm & show up at my swedish class (where I guarantee that there will be only 5 students, at the most, out of 29); or to not set the alarm & do errands instead. hmm… my last day is wednesday. that’s the important day.
so, I choose… guess you’ll find out tomorrow!
peace & love, my friends!
That’s an adorable story. What a cool aspect to your relationship, getting to teach and learn from each other like that. 🙂
great anecdote!! me and my GF grew up approx 3 miles apart across a valley from each other. No such culture differences to enjoy!
Also, in this pic, who is who… on so many of your pics you both look really different from other ones and I can’t place you!
Holly, the one on the left is my wife, so that makes me the one on the right.! it’s an older picture, but as i was writing this post on my phone, while in bed & too lazy to get up, it’s a pic (which i have always liked) that was already on my phone. 🙂
haha luv it! So know what you’re talking about. I keep saying: “it’s the sound that makes the music” or “c’est le ton qui fait la musique” which we use to say words is not everything it depends on how you’re saying it as well. But Chris just says of course the sound makes the music what a stupid sentence is that. 🙂
Great story and a lovely happy photograph!