Popcorn Shrimp, Literally.

My husband complains that I never listen to his ideas. My complaint is that he never (okay, rarely) reads my blog. So here’s one of his ideas, we’ll see if he notices… Tonight I made an interesting discovery: popcorn shrimp. Some people take things a little too literally, perhaps. It wasn’t bad, though. Brings back […]

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Half Chance

Tonight I played a couple rounds of Settlers of Catan. There is definitely a degree of skill and strategy to the game, but a large part of it comes down to chance as well. In the first round, I was well on my way to dominance through a sheep monopoly. As luck would have it, […]

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Stay The Course or Abort Mission?

There were tears, whispered conversations, coin-flipping, bribery-fuelled negotiations, even a few break-ups. Nothing could spark drama among my friends and coworkers during my time in Japan like this one word: Recontracting. Once a year, in the darkest, coldest and most depressing time of year, I had to sign my name on one of two lines: “I […]

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The Day I Left

There is a small speck of dust in the pit of my stomach when I wake up. It grows quickly as I go through the motions I planned out so carefully the day before. Get dressed, throw nightclothes into bag. The dust becomes the size of a mustard seed. Fold bedding, place neatly in the corner. Now it’s becoming […]

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Six Life Stories In Six Words

From little wanderer to grand adventurer.   Three divorces later, my parents smile.   “Best day of my life!” -everyday   You had me at Super Mario.   5 years, 2 degrees, overqualified, underpaid.   Wife of grad student seeks kitten.   What’s your story in six words? Share it below in the comments, or […]

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