Welcome to my blog. I write about fitting in, sticking out, and missing the motherland as a serial foreigner.


A few things. First, one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time, at least at the beginning of a scary movie. The first few real minutes (after the animated intro) of M. Knight Shyamalan's "Lady in the Water" rendered me helpless with laughter. It's the scene with the apartment manager killing a "creature from the devil" for the five Hispanic ladies. I think Jeremy related to the scene, as well, but it wasn't so funny to him since he's the one who has to kill the bug while I'm in the background, yelping.

Secondly, one of the dumbest things I've seen in a long time, at least as far as male-principal-movie-scene-entrances go. In "Ice Princess," there is an actual scene where an actual teenage boy actually appears at the teenage girl's frozen pond driving an actual ZAMBONI. Jeremy and I rewound the scene several times because it was so unintentionally, absurdly funny. I saw it first, rewound it, cued it up for Jeremy to see, and then called him in to the room. Before I even pressed play, Jeremy said, "He doesn't come driving up in the Zamboni, does he?" Yes, Jeremy. Yes, he does.

Finally, I came across this product somehow and I can't even believe that it exists:

What ever happened to a normal stepstool, like the one Miriam loves and insists on pulling out at least ten times a day? Also, I take issue with their statement that "there isn't anything children can't learn through cooking." I submit that there are many things children can't, in fact, learn through cooking. But I'm not going to waste my time thinking of them.

Twilight zone

Blockbuster update