Thursday, November 06, 2008

Funny Things - American Edition

OK, so being overseas since 2005, some things have seemed really funny to us here in America, so this post is dedicated to the things that we thought were funny when we first got here to America :)
First Funny thing (below) - we got the opportunity to go to a Florida State Football game :) While walking to the game we saw one of the FSU police officers on this funny contraption. We were with our friends Jacob & Sara that just came back from Thailand, so we all thought it was funny. It seems a little hard to look like a tough police officer on that thing :)
Now, to most of you, this may not seem funny at all, but our 2nd week in America, we saw this and Adam & I just started cracking up... Lets look a little closer...
Again, you may not think this is funny, but this guy is sitting in the middle of the mall with this funny blue light on his teeth to whiten them... OK, not so funny, but we cracked up!
At one of the airports we've been at, there was this guy sleeping in the airport. Everyone was taking his picture :) It was pretty funny :)
This one is my personal favorite... Now, for all you South Carolina folks, this will seem really normal, but for this Florida girl it's quite different... Let's take a closer look...
Yes folks, those are FRIED GREEN BEANS!! I'd never had thoe before in my life - they were yummy!! We also had deep-fried bacon for the first time... Only in the South :)

20 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

Carrie said...

Wow in the south they will fry anything LOL Note to self: Try fried green beans!

Bri said...

I tried fried green beans for the first time this year...I decided I like anything fried.

Aliciaq said...

Fried green beans.... my favorite! Both TGIFridays and PF Changs make really good ones!

Misty Burns said...

yeah, that would be a first for me too!! never heard of fried green beans. leave it to the south to make something healthy not so healthy anymore..can wait to try them!! haha

Jonathan said...

I've never even heard of fried green beans! They don't look too bad though.

Erin G said...

mmm I love fried green beans. Andrea, if you were impressed by that, you should have been at oour state fair!

how scary it is that teeth whitening at the mall is totally normal to me now? ahhh, america.

Erin G said...

and jonathan! how have you never heard of fried green beans? or eaten them? must have been all that time you spent in india!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Jonathan - I had those fried green beans in Spartinburg! :)

Erin G said...

yeah dude they even have them at tgi fridays!

Elaine said...

Ok, the police thing is hillarious! The teeth thing, I've seen them at Sams and that is just weird! You will not catchh me doing that ever... especially not in public! And fried grean beans on the menu at TGIF, and they are really good!

Roberts said...

Yeah James had me try the fried green beans too! They were good!! Have you had fried pickles? We looove those! :)

Erin G said...

mmmmm fried pickles are one of my favorite foods. even when I'm not pregnant. if you're ever in raleigh I can bring you to the three best places to get them in town.

Arnold and Joy said...

I'm from SC and I didn't even know they had fried green beans, but they will fry anything these days!

gloria said...

Yea, I thought you were pointing out the fact that there were fried wings, fried green beans, rolls with butter and then a nice healthy salad. (kinda like a huge piece of chocolate cake and a diet coke:)

Brandon and April said...

is that a tic-tac in that dude's mouth?!?!

and lets figure out a way to make even really healthy veggies have artery-clogging properties. :)

Ceeseelee said...

Well, you know you are in the South when everything on your plate is fried. Sounds like you guys are enjoying your sateside time. I tagged you in my blog, so you'll have to check it out to see what's up.

Ceeseelee said...

Forgot to say, the same holds true in the South of India. Slap some breading on it, deep fry it, and call it a baji.I've never had green bean bajis though. I may have to have my helper try it.

Brandy said...

I've never heard of fried green beans. sounds good. I'd love to try them. yummy. i love hearing reverse culture shock stories...y'all have anymore?

One thing I couldn't get over for a while was how thick the aluminum foil seemed. We had it in SK, but it was so thin and would tear all the time. I felt like I was trying to bend metal here.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

I think it's a piercing on his tongue :) haha!

Sara Beth said...

Man, I'm from the south but fried green beans and fried candy bars is a bit much for me! Crazy!