*This post was written the day after Thanksgiving 2013* I have had the most thanks-giving transition. Day 1 The day after I flew back to the states, it was the first night of Channukah. The next night, it was the rare unicorn-of-a-holiday, THANKSGIVUKKAH. Channukah, which follows the Jewish calendar, fell on Thanksgiving, which follows the … Continue reading Welcome Back – TO THANKSGIVUKKAH
Here is an account of my weekend, organized by my facebook posts (in blue): 17 July (Wednesday morning, Eugene) Is anybody driving up to Walla Walla from Eugene or Portland this weekend? I'll help pay for gas. I had originally planned to go up to Seattle on Thursday for my bestest friend Chelsea's birthday and … Continue reading Travel (The Sitting-Down, On-The-Road Kind)
air conditioning rules of the road well-maintained roads drinkable tap water ATMs & credit cards & banks 85 degree (not 110 degree) weather real coffee garage sales sports clothing REAL coffee DOCTORS. With DEGREES. good wine CVS and Walgreen's granola bars scheduled appointments RESOURCES and INFRASTRUCTURE
I just... I'm in the US! Is this place real? It's so green. And people are so nice. And I can understand everything. And there are things. There are resources. Like, I can go to a drug store and buy contact solution. Or get vitamins. Or Reese's peanut butter cups. And I can get ANY type of food here! Yesterday I went … Continue reading BACK IN THE USA!
As I woke up on Tuesday and read my facebook feed, I found myself for the 3rd time this year in tears over American events which had happened while I was sleeping. The first tears (joyful): Obama was re-elected. The second tears (shocked): Newtown. And now this. I know people who were running the Boston … Continue reading Boston: The American Work Ethic