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March 1, 2017
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November 17, 2016
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October 19, 2016
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October 15, 2016
Gaining a Family
October 10, 2016
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October 8, 2016
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October 4, 2016
Real Dutch Apple Pie
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October 2, 2016
1 - Forgetting it is not normal to congratulate everyone personally in the room at a birthday party. Starting with the parents of the celebrated ending with their friends.
including handshake and 3 kisses.
2 - Being obsessed with World Market.
and being able to spend 2 hours in the food section alone, finding your favorite snacks or laughing at the things they call ''Dutch Oven Favorites'' -- Chicken Marsala? What is that?
3 - Being a snob about bread.
sorry Panera, you're only average in my eyes.
4 - Cutting corners so sharp while driving you freak people out.
because you're so used to the road being way smaller and thinner.
5 - Being ready to talk about Holland and the Netherlands and what the difference between the 2 of them is.
Holland is only a province now, the Netherlands are all the provinces together aka the country itself. But It's okay if you call the country Holland, I'm not easily offended; I'm Dutch.
6 - Silently chuckling when someone found ''the best cheese ever'' at trader Joe's.
It will never even come close to Dutch fresh ''grass cheese'' from the market on Saturdays.
7 - Always having to explain I did not grow up as a milkmaid and we don't all live in windmills or wear clogs.
Although I do have at least 2 pairs of clogs. Not including my kiddy ones..
8 - Being sad you haven't touched your bike in a week.
''Everything is bigger in America.'' -- including the distance from your house to almost anywhere.
9 - Missing garlic sauce almost every time you eat.
Ranch is OK. But nothing compares to garlic sauce on your pizza.
10 - Being sad Christmas is only one day
I need Christmas eve, first Christmas day AND second Christmas day to visit ALL my friends and family.
11 - Taking an hour to drink your grande coffee, while your friend already got a refill on her venti.
''Everything is bigger in America.'' -- Especially when it comes to the size of cups and food.
12 - Being very proud when you see stroopwafels anywhere.
Except when you find out it's the ''honey'' kind..
13 - Understanding all to well why Americans call splitting the bill ''going Dutch.''
Because we are cheap; that's why.
14 - Every football season, starting the discussion of why it shouldn't be named ''Football'' when they play mainly with their hands.
I'm right and you know it! Don't get me started on calling the REAL football ''soccer''.
15 - Still not being completely comfortable wearing orange on any day other than on kings-day.
Unless the Netherlands is playing football (soccer).
Do you have any other things as a Dutchie living in the states that you run into? I'd love to hear from you in the comments.
See you next time!