Before I was about to leave for Uruguay, I realized that my Tennessee license was going to expire on my 30th birthday. So my dad and I headed to the Texas DMV to get a new Texas license. Long story short, the process was way more tedious than we thought, AND I would have had … Continue reading She’s Got A License to Drive!
If you are traveling to Montevideo, make sure to check out Facebooks and blogs for information on any fairs (Ferias) that are occurring in the city. There are the weekly ferias that take place along closed streets and in parks. But a few times a month, there are specialty ferias. Two weekends ago Katie, Ana … Continue reading Feria Gastronomica
One of my favorite young adult novels is Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. It is a novel that discusses real issues surrounding Native American reservations and poverty gaps in education. It follows a young man who is desperate to belong to two cultures that don't fully embrace him. Going to English … Continue reading Absolutely True Diary of a UAS Student
One of the fundamental millennial female rituals in the United States is brunching. Restaurants open their garage-door windows on beautiful sunny Sunday afternoons, set their menus with chicken and waffles and eggs Benedict, pre-order extra bottles of champagne and vodka and wait for the hip twenty and thirty something ladies to fly in by the … Continue reading Here’s To the Katies who Brunch.
When you are all alone and thousands of miles away from your actual family, you latch onto a new family as quickly as possible. The international teachers become a family out of both necessity and commonality. Unlike blood relatives, we choose to be around each other and actually get along. Through this familial bond, it … Continue reading Family Game Night
This weekend, I tagged along with Katie to Colonia to meet up with her friends from home who were visiting Buenos Aires. BA is only an hour ferry ride across the river from Colonia, so it was a great meeting place. Located roughly three hours by bus from Montevideo, Colonia is a wonderful edition to … Continue reading Colonia
I love book clubs! I was in three different ones back in Nashville. So when Mariel suggested that I start a faculty one at UAS, I jumped on the opportunity to read interesting books and discuss them with my peers from all cultures and walks of life. I chose the satirical book I'm Judging You: The … Continue reading Book Club: I’m Judging You
It wasn't enough I had to learn temperature, weight, and speed conversions. No big deal subtracting two every time I looked at a clock past noon. (F-you military time!) The United States has screwed me over once again by having automatic cars! I know. I know. Manual DOES exist in the US, but let's be … Continue reading A little Throttle, A little Choke