Hibernation

This winter I seem to constantly be wrestling with some level of sickness or other, and I’ve come to the logical conclusion that winter is meant for hibernation. We’re simply not designed to have to leave our houses in winter. We’re supposed to stay snuggled in our beds, conserving energy and resting our bodies until spring. I’m […]

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The Unsolved Mystery of the Unclaimed Stool

(And by stool, I don’t mean the thing you sit on..) The other night, a friend mentioned Disney World, and I shared that I had visited as a child. I must have been about eight. “Someone pooped in our bathtub,” I said, slurping up some late night ramen. “That’s my most distinct memory.” My friend said they really […]

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Living with a klutz must be rough

I think it’s entirely possible that the reason my underneath neighbors recently moved was because of the frequency with which I drop things on the floor. (This thought just occurred to me while recoiling from the SMACK of a hefty bag of frozen chicken breasts tumbling from my hands onto the hardwood floor.) Cringe. Sorry downstairs neighbors. The ones […]

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When Sickness Hits: Some Tips

Since cold and flu season is upon us (or at least upon me), I thought I’d help out the world by posting some of the epiphanies that have come to me during the last week of being sick. Here are some tips: 1. Don’t give in.  Some friends swear by the “deny sickness at all costs” […]

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Smashing Cockroaches

The other night, I had one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. I entered my bedroom just in time to see a huge cockroach leap right into my bed!! To give some context, I sleep on the floor (on a mat). I also sleep inside a pop-up mosquito tent with a zip-up flap door. Inside […]

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Welcome to my life

This week was a weird one for me. Just mentally. I was a little out of it. Even more than usual, I mean. One evening, my roommate called me out of my room into the kitchen: “Hey roomie!  Look at the floor!” I burst out of my room and wildly scanned the floor for a cockroach or some […]

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Progress, my friends, Progress!

Last night I text my mom: Guess what, the most amazing thing just happened!! She responded right away: What. She probably thought something actually amazing had happened, as opposed to what really had. Me: I was watching the latest episode of 연애의 발견 (a Korean drama) and the subtitles cut out in the middle, but I still understood […]

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Teacher Life: Giving Rewards

I could not stop smiling yesterday during my crazy class, the one packed with noisy third grade boys who like to fight with each other and test the limits of my patience. I was outright grinning from ear to ear. Because those kids were behaving SO WELL!

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