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

April 6th, outsourced

The internet was amazing this week!

A 36-year-old accountant was called in as a backup NHL goalie and he crushed it.

How home-state pronunciations can shape elections. It is the worst when politicians come to Oregon and say it "O-re-gone".

Last week's diaper article blew my mind and this week this article (about preemie medicine and advancements in NICU protocol) did the same. (Warning: if you have had a premature baby, this article could bring up a lot of hard memories for you.)

Why some Americans are risking it and skipping insurance.

Is DC being too mean to Louise Linton? I loved this article so much.

Foreign Policy on US diplomats being stuck in limbo re: their sick or special-needs children.

FP also had a feature on children who have only ever known civil war in Syria.

Skincare products that are definitely scams.

Inside the rulebook for NFL cheerleaders (no sweatpants in public!). (New York Times)

I certainly hope you have already read the heck out of the story of the man who was banned from a Canada hotel for 17 years because of an incident involving pepperoni and seagulls. It is so hilarious. In case you haven't, here is a starter. Please do google it because every additional detail just makes the story better.

I guess we make brackets out of everything now and the best one is currently The Ultimate Hate-Read Bracket. Enjoy!

Traffic-routing apps like Waze are sending unsuspecting commuters to a road in LA that has a 32% grade and that sounds terrifying.

I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying (about this beautiful Twitter thread from Rachel Hunt Steenblick).

Alexandra Petri on If male authors described men in literature the way they described women.

It's the most wonderful time of the year: Idaho Baby Naymes (2017 edition) is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Common Finnish names, in my experience

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