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

It's De-Lurk Day!

Fact: I don't personally know all the people who comment on this blog.

Fact: I don't personally know all the people who follow this blog.

Fact: People visit this blog from such far-off places as
Chahar Mahall va Bakhtiari (Iran), New South Wales (Australia), Maharashtra (India), and Waukesha (Wisconsin). I don't personally know anyone who lives in these places.

So I'm declaring today to be official De-Lurk Day on My Adventures in Tucson!

Do you read this blog on a regular basis, or is today your first visit? How did you find this blog? Did you search for "politically correct term for eye boogers" and end up here? Did you click through from a friend of a friend of a friend's blog? Did I sit next to you in fifth grade, or live next door to you in college, or go to church with you in Syria? Or do I see you every day and not even know that you are reading this?? Now is your chance to come clean and tell me that you're reading this blog.

Even if you've never commented before, drop a note to tell us a little about yourself, and how you got here, if you want. Sometimes I feel like you think everyone knows everyone on here, and you don't want to intrude on our party. The truth is that there are a great deal of you who I don't know, and some of you who I "know" only as a blog friend - and only because someone had the guts to de-lurk and comment.

Feel free to comment even if you're a regular here on My Adventures in Tucson, so that we can all get to know each other a little better.


This is why we can't have nice things.

Let's talk versions