It's my birthday today, and I received the most amazing and perfect gift in the form of an internet discovery: BBC Pidgin. Apparently in August of last year, BBC launched a new digital platform to service speakers of English-based Pidgin, which is one of the most widely spoke languages in West and Central Africa. Pidgin … Continue reading God Bless Pidgin English
Okay so I came across a bit of information yesterday regarding emu researchers. Those of you who know me will know that I love random trivia-type information - like when I found out about death row inmate's final meals. This time I discovered that when a researcher wants these giant birds to come closer for observation, … Continue reading Hey, I Want to Talk About Emus.
If you have children, you know that they have a tendency to really latch on to something and it becomes obsessive pretty quickly. Sometimes it's a movie (ours was Trolls for a while), a song (We Know The Way from Moana), or a concept (my child gets totally stoked whenever he sees or hears a … Continue reading Are You There Blippi? It’s Me, and I Hate You
UPDATE: My baby is now 2½ years old, And I have come to feel differently about many of the things I list here. I wrote this when I was very pregnant and very, very salty. It's still a good laugh though. Related: Make Your Kid Do That! (7 chores your toddler should be doing themselves) Okay … Continue reading 10 Craziest Mom (and baby) Things I Found on the Internet When I Was Pregnant
I am 22 years old. I am living in my first apartment, working my first real job, freshly graduated from college, etc. I can officially say I've been an adult for some times now. As I have been on this journey through adulthood, I have discovered some things I did not anticipate. I mean, bills … Continue reading 6 things I didn’t expect about being an adult
I am a self-proclaimed expert on many things. Really. Like, I am really good at critiquing movies, I am really good at forgetting what my mom just told me to do, and I am really good at wasting a lot of time on the internet. I'm also super good at making lists of things I'm … Continue reading How to properly eat at a buffet
Watch this. I'm not sure which part if my favorite, so I'll list them in chronological order. The ridiculous size of the bomb. The random 3-man marching band. The ladies who just won't. quit. eating. That fuse is still burning? Nuns. And a baby carriage from 1905! Oh, hey marching band again. Batman runs weird. … Continue reading Some days you just cant get rid of a bomb.
Alright. So I've come up with just a few more things to love about Christmas. (And you thought it wasn't possible.) Last night we had our Student Congress party and as I was co-emceeing (that's a real word?) I began to recognize a few more of the joys of the season. Tearing wrapping paper apart. … Continue reading I won’t stop writing about Christmas. And you can’t make me.
Okay so... 'tis the season to plan and go to a hundred Christmas parties. Now, I love Christmas parties. Seriously, they are totally the best. But at this point, two weeks before the semester ends, Christmas parties are happening more than homework is. (I mean, I'm doing way more homework than partying, mom...) Anyway, at … Continue reading 5 lessons I’ve learned from Christmas parties
Christmas... Is... Just... Around... The... Corner.... I can hardly contain myself!!! I haven't made a list in a while, so I'm going to make a list of all of my favorite things about Christmas. An abbreviated list, of course, because a full list would take up all the space on the interwebs. So here goes. … Continue reading 8 things I love about Christmas