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

February 10th, outsourced

Here in the UAE, I end up being around British people and their news a lot, and this is really how it sounds. [HT Scotty]

Maybe this is a fad that's already dying out, but I don't care because this video collection of Stuff Nobody Says made me laugh. [via dooce]

Azerbaijan is planning to build the world's tallest building.

Thanks to a blog post from Ken Jennings a few weeks back, human wormholes have been on my mind. So I loved reading this article telling me about more of them. [HT Andrew]

Here are some pictures of Europe's cold snap.

Downton Abbey stars out of their period context!!!!

I don't really know how to properly link to stuff on Twitter, but @waitwait had a great run during the Super Bowl with #superdowntonabbeybowl.

Here's how it goes down when The Atlantic discovers that a 20-year-old photo they printed was doctored.

OK, so. I'm kind of tired of hearing how crappy we Americans are at parenting our children. Apparently the French are even better at parenting than the Chinese are. SIGH.

Finally, I give you the paradox of The American University of Sharjah, brilliantly presented by Anna Ray in this article about why AUS is a great study abroad destination even if it's not an Arabic immersion environment.

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