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  1. pianolady

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    Our long-time member, Julius, is heading off to Poland this week. Depending on circumstances, we may not see him on the forum for a while. Have a nice and safe trip, Juju! :)
     
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    Thanks Monmon!

    Look at it this way: I might be thousands of miles away from you and Chi-town, but I will be sooooo much closer to Techneut, Andreas, Alfie, and others :lol:
     
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    Take care, World Traveler! :D
     
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    Hi Juufa

    I am so excited for you! I recall a while ago on the forum that you were debating whether to stay in USA or try the Polish thing. My vote was for you to go to Poland and see what happens. I am happy to see this. Best of luck!
     
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    Thank you Sara and Nicole.

    I am leaving to see what happens, I could be back in a month and a half or ten months (depending on employment). Though I am leaving at a sensitive point in my family. My sister is getting married on the 10th of October, my father absolutely despises it and will say what he thinks which causes deep divisions and many tears to come to my mom and sister. My sister also has planned this wedding which a normal person to say "what the hell?' (i.e. have the wedding at a state park, 2 hours away--major logistical issues, and have the groom wear khakis and a white shirt, much to the nay of my old school Polish Catholic father). In short, my dad is angry and unnecessarily speaks his mind which causes my mom to be even more depressed and even more crying and which causes him to distance himself from my sister. And I am bounced around like a ball. F*** :x
     
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    Good luck JG ! Sounds like you have good reasons to get out of the heat for a while. I hope it will help some. Be sure to het an internet connection :wink:
     
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    Hope all goes well Julius!!!
     
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    I hope you get to visit some good Chopin sites, Juuf. Have fun!
     
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    If I'm assuming correctly (and if you even like it), you should have a fantastic time eating Blood Sausage (one of my very favorite foods).
     
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    Yuck! [​IMG]
     
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    Hi juffa,

    Have a grand trip to Poland! First, find an Internet cafe to stay in touch with PS. Please give my regards to Lech Wallensa. Go easy on the dumplings, stuffed cabbage leaves, and Polish blood sausages. Oh, and especially the vodka!!! If you play Chopin's piano, give us a full report. Other than that, be on best behavior (for you), but have a blast! :lol:

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    Hi all!

    Update: I dont like blood sausage, or charnina (blood soup). I cant touch another potato and my veins no longer pump blood but rather pure lard and butter! My grandma shows her love through my stomach and the amount of food she cooks.

    No job yet. Still searching. I'll probably open up a self-employed tutoring operation until there is an opening in one the schools.

    I also have to start the darn paper work for legal residency (3yr) so I can have time to assemble the documents to have an Polish-EU citizenship with my US citizenship. So much to do. I wonder how this will work out?

    No pictures either. I am too busy to take pictures. But once I establish a routine and secure some legal status, then I will start snapping away.

    And I will NOT play on Chopin's piano because I do not want to be stuffed into the trunk of a mafia car and wake up in the middle of some Russian province. I have to be careful because I am an American and that's no longer a good thing (Thanks Commisar Obama "messiah")
     
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    Hi juufa,

    Figure it this way: They're going to lock YOU away anyhow. :lol: So, it's better to try out Chopin's piano sooner than later, while you still have the opportunity! On settling in, sounds like you're getting acclimated there. Great!

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    Hi juufa,

    I forgot to ask. There are Polish glumkies. Has your grandmother made those for you yet?

    David
     
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    No. the typical supper is: fatty meat, potatoes, cabbage, butter--lots of butter.
     
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    Egad!! Your diet is fatty protein, starch (which turns to sugar which turns to fat), fiber (which is good), and dairy fat. Trying eating the potato and cabbage devoid of butter, which will help. You might need to get a cholesterol test and go on a generic statin drug for your own self preservation while there. But while you're still alive, you should ask if she makes glumkies. :lol: If you can get inexpensive red wine there, the resveratrol and antioxidents in it will help preserve you too. Good luck with that diet!

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    The kitchen is a battlefield that I will always find defeat. She starts to cook when I am gone or in the bathroom. And I have no control. I wish my Polish was better because I would tell her that she does NOT need to add 1 stick of butter to a non-stick Teflon coated frying pan. I would also ask her if she ever heard of something called: Salad. (the the kind of salad without the fruit and mayonaise).

    I compensate (sort of) with walking and a morning run. Now I understand why tradition has the Poles consuming lots of Vodka to aid in digestion.

    The overall diet is void of green veggies, high fiber, mono unsaturated fats, and vitamin-packed fruits.

    F*! :x

    She no longer cooks from scratch like she used to. Her oven is used as a storage bin for her pots and pans. Every food is either pan-fried (w. butter) or boiled.

    I should eat very little at home and then go out and find a salad bar.
     
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    Sorry Julius, but that's a little funny!

    If your Grandma doesn't know that you'd like a salad, maybe you can go to the grocery store yourself sometimes and bring home the salad ingredients. (unless they don't even have things like lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc...?) But then you also better make the salad yourself so she doesn't put butter in it. :wink:

    btw - my mother cooks with a lot of butter too. Maybe it's the generation. But she's also German, so maybe it's just older Europeans.
     
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    It sounds like your grandma is tickled pink to have you there. Glad to hear you are being well-fed.

    How do you like Poland so far?
     
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    Update:

    Mission accomplished! I made a salad and LOVED IT . My gma also ate it and did not complain.

    How am I liking it here? It's alright, no job yet. Though I am starting to branch into the private tutoring field because the money is better and the value is much higher for the learners (e.g. 1-on-1 instruction / conversation).

    And my neck is quite sore from turing it side to side so I can look at all the women! Dear diary: Jackpot! (sorry monmon and nicole and sara and other ladies :wink: )


    Have to go
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