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You know you’re a TCK when ;
- “Where are you from?” has more than one reasonable answer.
- You’ve said that you’re from foreign country X, and your audience has asked you which state X is in.
- You flew before you could walk.
- You speak two languages, but can’t spell in either.
- You feel odd being in the ethnic majority.
. - You have a passport but no driver’s license.
- You go into culture shock upon returning to your “home” country.- Your life story uses the phrase “Then we moved to…” three (or four, or five…) times.
- You wince when people mispronounce foreign words.
- You don’t know whether to write the date as day/month/year, month/day/year, or some variation thereof.
- The best word for something is the word you learned first, regardless of the language.
- You get confused because the money is coloured differently .
- You think VISA is a document that’s stamped in your passport, not a plastic card you carry in your wallet.
- You own personal appliances with 3 types of plugs, know the difference between 110 and 220 volts, 50 and 60 cycle current, and realize that a trasnsformer isn’t always enough to make your appliances work.
- You fried a number of appliances during the learning process.
- Half of your phone calls are unintelligible to those around you.
- You consider a city 500 miles away “very close.”
- You get homesick reading National Geographic.
- You cruise the Internet looking for fonts that can support foreign alphabets.
- You haggle with the checkout clerk for a lower price.
- Your minor is a foreign language you already speak.
- When asked a question in a certain language, you’ve absentmindedly respond in a different one.
- You miss the subtitles when you see the latest movie.
- You’ve gotten out of school because of monsoons, bomb threats, and/or popular demonstrations.
- You speak with authority on the subject of airline travel.
- You have frequent flyer accounts on multiple airlines.
- You constantly want to use said frequent flyer accounts to travel to new places.
- You know how to pack.
- You have the urge to move to a new country every couple of years.
- The thought of sending your (hypothetical) kids to public school scares you, while the thought of letting them fly alone doesn’t at all.
- You think that high school reunions are all but impossible.
- You have friends from 29 different countries.
- You sort your friends by continent.
- You have a time zone map next to your telephone.
- You realize what a small world it is, after all.
http://tckid.com/what-is-a-tck.html (via soma-s-mommy)

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ok none of that bullshit emotional stuff

THESE are the best feelings in the world:

  • peeing after holding it in all day
  • orgasms
  • faking ill and getting sent back to bed 
  • when you sing really emotionally and give yourself shivers b/c you’re fucking star quality
  • getting a back massage
  • seeing somebody you don’t like fall over omfg 
  • when you try and talk to your pet in their language and you feel like you’re having a conversation (this might just be me idk)

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i hope rick santorum is walking down the street and someone is walking the opposite way towards him and they both try to go around eachother the same direction and end up both looking like complete tools to all the cars driving by

I hope Rick Santorum orders a pizza and expects the pizza to be the best he’s ever eaten, but it is a very mediocre pizza and it ruins his day.

I hope Rick Santorum gets a burrito and it’s in terrible layers from top to bottom.

I hope someone hacks into Rick Santorum’s Facebook account and posts “I like men”.

I hope Rick Santorum tries to go into the subway expecting to refill his MetroCard with a five dollar bill but all of the machines say “No Bills Accepted” and he has to walk to where he wants to go

i hope rick santorum goes to rip out a piece of paper from a notebook and it rips right in half

i hope santorum asks someone to pick him up a bottle of irish whiskey at the liquor store, but instead they get him canadian whiskey by mistake. (this happened to me once and i never recovered.)

I hope Rick Santorum logs into Netflix and finds his queue out of order.

I hope Rick Santorum orders a latte with no foam and then picks up someone else’s cappuccino by mistake but the line is really long and the barista can’t hear him when he says his drink is wrong so he’s forced to start his day off foamily.

I hope Rick Santorum is driving around and around looking for a parking spot, and he finally sees one but it’s on the other side of the street and by the time he’s turned his car around someone else has parked there. 

I hope Rick Santorum goes to the food store looking for one specific item. The store is out of the item he desired, so he drives the the other store. They are also out of the item he wanted. 

I hope Rick Santorum gets something stuck in his eye and he can’t see anything in the mirror and nobody has any eyedrops so he has to go around all day rubbing his eye uncomfortably. 

I hope Rick Santorum pours himself a bowl of cereal and forgets that he is out of milk.

i hope rick santorum gets a can of coke out of his garage, but doesn’t want to drink it room temperature so he puts it in he freezer, but then forgets to take it out so it’s frozen, so he has to put it in the sun to warm it up a little, but then he leaves it for too long and it gets too warm to be refreshing again.

I hope Rick Santorum has an automatic toilet flush prematurely while he’s doing his business, spraying his ass with toilet water and then he finds out that there is no more toilet paper in the stall and no one is around to hand him some under the divider.

I hope that casually when Rick Santorum is indulged in a sewing activity he just so happens to have a huge box of pins that he accidentally knocks over with his butt and then he’ll be forced to pick up ever single little pin. Yeah that’ll show him. You pick those pins up.

I hope that the next time Rick Santorum goes to take out the trash the bag has a hole in it, and he drips nasty garbage juice all over his shoes and the floor, then, after awkwardly running outside to keep from making a bigger mess, there’s a great big hornet buzzing around the garbage can.

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