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

March 6th, outsourced

You needed to hear Mary Poppins singing death metal style, right? [HT Jen]

Awesome tips on how to get rid of clutter and live abundantly. "Discard all the old eggshells and severed doll’s head and menstrual blood and dirt you keep in a shoebox under your bed. Why do you even save those things?" [HT Sarah]

Our Crown Prince quietly donated funds to save a sick baby's life. Did yours?

I cannot believe it has taken this long for us to have a tumblr about those illustrations on the front of old sewing patterns. [HT Andrew]

Working from home, with a toddler. AMEN.

You heard about ISIS destroying irreplaceable historical art pieces in Iraq, right? Only the Pan-Arabian Enquirer could make me laugh (and cry a little bit) about it. Sigh.

Would you call 911 on another parent? I appreciated the article's point that one of the reasons we don't think our neighborhoods are safe anymore is because we aren't willing to look out for one another's kids anymore - instead, we just call 911 on them. Sad.

This bit of comedy was funny enough for me to ignore the egregious misspelling of Oregon. So true.

My mom went through this relative finder and pointed out to us siblings a few gems such as the fact that we are eighth cousins five times removed from Emily Dickinson, and 11th cousins four times removed from John Wayne. Genealogy, woohoo! [HT Yvonne]

OK, warning on this one - it might cause flames on the side of your face. But while some people are saying we shouldn't allow someone like this to speak his mind (it's one of the Delhi rapists from 2012), I think it's important for us to know that attitudes like this exist. It's so problematic, and I would guess that it's more widespread than we'd like to believe. In the meantime, I can hardly imagine a punishment bad enough for this man. Yikes.

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