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

June 6th, outsourced

Famous actresses who are also bilingual! I already knew about many of these, but Sandra Bullock and German caught me off guard.

I was obsessed with the 1964 Good Friday earthquake in Alaska when I was a kid, but there was only one photo of it in our set of children's encyclopedias. Therefore, I enjoyed this photo collection (the one in my old encyclopedia was similar to #18).

These moms and dads are so funny.

The Washington Ballet's hardest dance moves (in slow motion!).

Female-named hurricanes kill more than male-named hurricanes because people don't respect them. This is one of those "are you sure this isn't The Onion?" headlines.

I believe this was later exposed as a fake story, but suspend your disbelief for a moment and enjoy the possibility that a toddler defaced his dad's passport so badly that he was not allowed to leave a foreign country to travel back home.

Jeremy and I have been giggling at this all week: a garage owner in Scotland played a joke on Google Street View. He saw the Google Street View car coming and knew he "had one minute to rush back inside the garage and set up the murder scene." A year later, someone noticed the pictures on Street View and called the cops.

If we were Syrian, we'd expect better.

These photos of iconic D-Day places, then and now - amazing. [HT Jeremy]

Baby GoPro

Baby food bliss