Sunday, May 11, 2008

All the Comforts of Home

Today was brilliant. In honor of Mother's Day, my too-cool-for-school son let me drag him downtown with nary a complaint, and we meandered all over Recoleta, first stopping for lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe (I was craving quesadilla with mango salsa, though it would prove to be slightly less than delicious), then sidewalk-cafe sitting timelessly engrossed in our respective books, then wandering into Farmacity, where to my delight I unearthed a plethora of items from home--all stuff I would normally lug back here in my check-in too. So yay, less future baggage for me, and that's always a good thing.

What I f

- Olay Daily Facials disposable cloths
Olay Total Effects 7x moisturizer (this baby's almost 20 bucks in the States but only 48 pesos [~16 US] here so go figure)

- Neutrogena T-Sal Therapeutic Shampoo
- Aquafresh White & Shine toothpaste
- Aleve (!), the 12-h
our kind

I love the expat life, I really do, but I can't seem to let go of certain brand/product preferences, and hell, if it makes life just that much easier, wtf not? It's not like I'm eating babies for breakfast or anything...

And because I miss having a camera, I'm p
osting an old picture I took of a candy I love here, proving that I can indeed adapt (I hardly buy American candies as a factual matter, so applaud me). Ladies & gent, may I present the bemusingly, bilingually named Kinder Bueno--I mean, kid good? (speaking of eating babies for breakfast)--from the folks who brought you those cool toy eggs.

Two fingers of wafer shells filled with a fluffy hazelnut creme, veneered in just the right amount of chocolate. So, so sexy. So, so dangerously crack-like good.


Ken said...

Well, babies are nutritious...!

alex said...

what are you reading?
what do you take aleve for? is it good?
kinder bueno is german and actually called kinder bueno in germany too. you probably know that already. i love the kinder chokalade, it's the best.
american candy sucks arse.
ex pat life sounds fun.

pelzkaninchen said...

by the way
pelzkaninchen is me (alex), from an old blog defunct

theshortestfuse said...

hey alex, i figured the pelz person waz you. yeah, i know it's german but the kinder stuff is so readily available here and i don't like any of the argentine candy, so i sorta count it as local. did you eat a lot of it in berlin? have you ever tried the kinder hippos? thems what i want but i can't find them here.

love ya.

Anonymous said...

KInder is an Italian brand, made by Ferrero.

Giorgio said...

I LOVE Chocolat!!! :o)

leigh said...

ummmm- that candy bar has been my favorite since Amsterdam in 2001. Ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Are you a man or a woman? I can't tell from your blog's profile photo.