Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I'm Alive and Well...

I'm back in Switzerland after spending a week in cold and snowy Chicago where we were celebrating my dad's 70th birthday. My sister and her family had just moved to a new house, and I found out the night before I left that they didn't have their highspeed internet connection hooked up yet. So, I decided not to bring my laptop with me because: 1) I didn't want the extra weight in my luggage. 2) I didn't want to have to go to a Starbucks to update my blog and check e-mail.
I'll post some pictures a little later. First I have to finish unpacking and then run to the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner.

STRANGE OBSERVATION FROM THIS TRIP TO THE U.S.: What the hell is with the foamy soap? It seems that soap dispensers no longer dispense regular soap or gel soap. Now, this stream of foam shoots into your hand when you hit the dispenser. My sister had it in her bathroom, I noticed it in restaurant restrooms, the soap at O'Hare was foam...When did soap dispensing technology change...and, WHY?

4 comments:

Gretchen said...

Welcome back! Hope you had a good time back in the midwest. It's always good to see a little snow in the holiday season, don't you think?

Expat Traveler said...

Welcome back! That foam? I've only seen it very little and it doesn't exist here in Vancouver as far as I know. What it reminds me of is this stuff for kids learning how to wash their hands called "Cando". Haha.. now that makes me laugh because the commercial is so funny. The commercial sums up signing "I'm a big kid now".

CanadianSwiss said...

Nice to have you back on Blog and hope to read more about your trip soon.

Michael said...

Welcome back.

We've had foamy soap for some time now...ain't it grand.

At first you could only find it at your fine dining establishments like The Golden Nugget or TGIFridays, but now you can buy it in the store.

They even have foamy dish washing detergent (handwashing not for the machine).

It wasn't that cold here!