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

July 17th, outsourced

Amazon Prime Day was kind of a let-down. There were lots of funny posts about it on the internet, including this one. [HT Suzanne]

A push to restore pride in the way Appalachians speak. Regional accents have become even more interesting to me as I've lived overseas - it's always fun to hear a new voice and try to figure out where it's from. [HT Kathy]

Here's a long read about the big earthquake that will someday hit the Pacific NW. This is why I grew up knowing what to do in case there were ever signs of a tsunami while at the beach. [HT David]

That's it! I was outside a lot this week, because in SE Idaho, you can go outside during the summer! It's been lovely.

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