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

September 1st, outsourced

Be kind and nice, but not silent.

An MC Hammer dancer from back in the day got to show off to his football team. So cool! [HT Jen]

How to get away with murder in small-town India.

That "distracted boyfriend" meme is everywhere and Vox has an explainer. (My personal favorite variation had Henry VIII as the boyfriend and his succession of wives taking turns as the women).

Melania Trump and the chilling artifice of fashion.

I can't help but agree that this person who "helped" their friend empty the dishwasher is THE WORST.

Finnish word oddities

Summer hermit