Another Sunday here in Riga. And time again for a couple of small notes, gripes, and observances about living abroad. #1. At the grocery store today. You can't buy a "6-pack" of beer in cans. All singles, or deal with a flat case. A small, but PITA thing as now you've gotta deal with loose cans #2. Left hand zipper pulls on jackets. I'm 54....ahhh...55 years old and have a hard time dressing myself for crying out loud!! Why the heck is there a need to have the zipper on the wrong side?? They drive on the right side....most of the time anyway. Think most of the world is left handed...just ain't right. #3. Kids are kids everywhere. But the little tykes here seem funnier when dressed up in winter clothing so they look like "Kenny" from "South Park" as they waddle around the stores. #4. I can now sympathize with the dog on the TV ad for "Beggin' Strips". "I CAN'T READ!!". I could get by in Italy and Spain, but Latvian & Russian are tough languages. Not even close to anything I've seen and it can make things tricky with everything from parking to grocery shopping. #5. Riga has some of the best pastries I've ever had in my life (yes...been to Italy, France and Switzerland..) But the thingies I picked up at the store this morning are wicked good! Kinda' makes up for #1 above!! Every live abroad, or even in a different part of The USA and find things different than "back home"??