Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lunch? Dinner? FOOD

As I have said previously, I was in Iowa for most of last week. It was really nice to spend some time with my dad's side of the family. I was able to golf, go out to eat, and I even got to help my dad put up a ceiling fan! Which, to most people, would seem like work - but I rather enjoyed it.

There was some confusion that I assume everyone who has moved to the city from a rural area has had to deal with. That is, the naming of meals. For me, I have three meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is not the case, however for just about everyone in Iowa. For them, it is breakfast, dinner, and supper. My late grandma used to call "lunch" a snack that you had after school. A very small difference that caused a lot of confusion throughout the week.

For example, I had a conversation with my grandpa about going over to his house to eat. I said something like "I'll swing by and we can have some dinner". To which he responded "Oh, are you coming over for dinner too?" To which I sighed, and tried to explain to him which meals I was going to spend at his house. This exchange repeated itself numerous times throughout the week. Not a big deal, I just chuckled to myself each time it happened. I'm a "city" boy now....

Don't even get me started on pop vs soda..........