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

January 6th, outsourced

Unfortunately, we didn't go, but the fireworks at the Burj Khalifah this year were AMAZING...

...but were they so amazing that it was worth it to not get home (within the city of Dubai) until 5am? I'm not sure.

This is winter in the UAE. [HT Ashi]

It is a fact that I read this article well after midnight when I was taking a break from working on a paper all day, so it's possible I was a little slap happy. But still, HILARIOUS.

Also hilarious, and smart, and true: Why the GOP Nomination Should be a Romantic Comedy. [HT Liz]

I loved reading about this cartographer's beautiful, handcrafted map! [HT Ken Jennings]

It's possible you will violently disagree with her, but Katie at The Red Kitchen has an interesting take on what baby items are worth it.

I'm trying to decide if this guy's tale of lost luggage is better than ours. It certainly involves more policemen. [HT BCC]

Now I am officially allowed to say, "When I was a student at the BYU and lived in Heritage Halls, there were six girls in each apartment and only one bathroom." Because apparently it's not like that anymore.

You WILL end up watching this video a few hundred times. [HT Anna Ray]

I loved this article if for no other reason than that the rule about the shameless attention-getting headlines you see these days is SO TRUE and should be implemented immediately. [HT Jen]

Downton Abbey Season 1 Review

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