Things that Make Me Happy

May 4, 2011

Yesterday at the store, I found this.

That's right, my friends. Fanta in a glass bottle. I'm sure that doesn't thrill you nearly as much as it does me, but Fanta in glass bottles is practically a meal staple in Ghana. I've never seen it here in the States, but it tastes SO MUCH BETTER than the Fanta you get here. There's less sugar and less fizziness than in American soda. See that cheesy smile? Yeah, that's me on cloud nine, reminiscing about buying a warm Fanta out of a cooler for 3,000 cedis (30 cents) from a lady on the side of the road who calls me "obruni kakraba." That means small white girl.

Another thing that makes me happy is this.
For the first time since the Kiddo was born, Hubby and I are having a little getaway. Happy fourth anniversary to us!

And this also makes me happy.
I'll be at the LDStorymakers Writing Conference on Friday and Saturday, and I can't wait!

So, you won't see much of me around here the rest of the week. I will be (hopefully) tweeting from the conference, though, so keep an eye out for some awesome writing tweets! I hope you all have a happy week. :)

12 comments:

Akoss said...

That's a lot of things to get exited about. You have a happy week as well.
:)

Michelle Merrill said...

Awesome! I don't drink much of anything with carbonation but I love fanta! Have fun on your Anniversary! And take lots of notes for me at Storymakers. Man, I wish I could be there! Why does my child have school at the beginning of May? It's holding me back from awesomeness. Ugh. I'm so excited for you and all the other writer's.

Lori M. Lee said...

That's awesome :D Especially the nostalgia that accompanies such a find! Also, LOL @ small, white girl.

Reece said...

That's about how I felt when I discovered you can buy Inca Kola in the U.S. (that is, if you know where to look).

I hope you enjoy StoryMakers! I'm really jealous!

Kate Coursey said...

Oh my god!!!! We drank those all the time in Kenya!!! It was basically our only "American-like" food (our meals consisted mainly of potatoes, white rice, papaya, and goat meat) and they were so good!!!

Haha. I completely understand how you feel. I would be super excited if I found a glass-bottled Fanta lying around.

Angie said...

Happy Anniversary! Can't wait to see you this weekend!

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David Powers King said...

Soda in glass bottles = epic win. I always grave one after watching The Gods Must Be Crazy. You'll have to let me know how Storymakers goes. I can't go this year. Stay happy, and happy anniversary! :)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

I love finding things that remind me of China. At a lot of American grocery stores they sell these things called Pocky sticks (in the Asian food section). We used to eat them in China all the time. Here, we can't afford them! They're like three bucks for this tiny package. But it's still fun to look at them sitting there on the shelf. :)

We drank pop out of glass bottles in China, too. They remind me of this little Muslim noodle restaurant we would frequent. Oh man, I'm hungry!

Amy

Kari Marie said...

I'm going to be singing that Fanta song all night...

Have fun at the conference.

mshatch said...

I'm a firm believer that soda in bottles tastes better than soda in cans.

Jamie Burch said...

Yay! Enjoy your anniversary! Now I have the Fanta song in my head. ;)

 
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