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I'm a political scientist/law school graduate/college teacher. I spent half of my childhood in.. a weird communist country and the other half in a weird American town. I was a weird kid and.. I'm equally as weird as an adult. Welcome to my weird lif

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  • Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end
    on Feb 19, 2009
    This last week or so has been hard for me because I got some bad news. But then yesterday I found out there was a mistake and there is no bad news. Yay! So because it's all good and forgotten now I won't write about that.Good news come in twos (
  • The good ole days
    on Feb 17, 2009
    I got a call from Marie, my best friend from home.„Do you remember that time when we skipped gym?” She asked.“We did that a lot. You’re going to have to be more specific.”“Oh, right. That one time when we had home-ec right before and Mrs.
  • This is what my youth sounded like
    on Feb 16, 2009
    I was twelve and I kinda liked this older skater guy from school. One day I saw him scribble something on a desk, peeped over his shoulder and announced “OMG you like NOFX and Fat Mike? I love those bands too!”He sneered and told me Fat Mike is t...
  • Lessons I learned this weekend
    on Feb 15, 2009
    Spending two days with a silly little wench with a degree in psychology is an exercise in patience. An exercise I failed epically.After being asked repeatedly if your glass is half full, or if hating Valentines Day is actually a ploy to get your husb...
  • Blog etiquette
    on Feb 13, 2009
    My bags are packed and I'm ready to go, I'm standing here outside the door ...That's right, the Expat family, trailed by another couple, is going to the mountains for the weekend. Cue the banjo music.I'm packing my laptop and am planni
  • We need to talk about Bella Kevin
    on Feb 12, 2009
    God, I'm depressed.I am reading Lionel Shriver's We Need To Talk About Kevin for the fourth time. I believe that post about children from a few days ago made me pick it up again.The resemblance between me and Eva Katchadourian is uncanny. Why do
  • In which Bella meets a mobster
    on Feb 11, 2009
    Catchy title, no?A few months ago one murder shook this small country. A famous lawyer, with very suspicious clients, had a daughter my age. She was shot in the middle of the day in the hallway of her apartment building.Helicopters were deployed, cit...
  • Totally Awkward Tuesday
    on Feb 10, 2009
    It's Tuesday and time for another TAT.When we moved here over two years ago I had to deal with finding many things, a new gynecologist among them. Ladies, a yearly check-up is not a joke.I got referred to a great one. He was very old but extremely ge
  • "Who'll be left holding the bag?"
    on Feb 10, 2009
    Two posts in one day?! Holy crap, don't you feel lucky?Nic tagged me for a bag meme and since my husband is locked up in his mad science study I'll do this one right away.Here are the rules:1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as o
  • "No children"
    on Feb 9, 2009
    As some of you noticed, I have a new layout. It's all thanks to Cheryl who designed the header. Yeah, that's me! Well, sort of.Not only did she do that but she spent half a day yesterday on g chat with me, calming me down while I was having a ne
  • The corner store from HELL
    on Feb 7, 2009
    The one thing I really love about this city is its corner stores. In the States I never did get used to Wal Marts and Safeways and various other marts and ways. I hate picking out my food under fluorescent lights where the aisles smell like hospitals...
  • Attack of The Scorpion
    on Feb 6, 2009
    To everyone's delight, we had the owners' meeting yesterday. Yes, one of those.(If you are new to my blog read this, this and this to catch up.)The main order of business was Del's letter writing. That's right. Del has this darling hab
  • Come out, come out, wherever you are
    on Feb 5, 2009
    Lately my little blog has seen a flurry of activity. A whole bunch of followers (you guys rock!), hundreds of hits a day and plenty of comments (much appreciated!).Unluckily for some of you I have both Statcounter and Google Analytics, and there you...
  • You want me to discuss books?
    on Feb 4, 2009
    Fine, I'll discuss books.(Granted, no one really asked me to discuss books but since everyone's doing it, and I'm such a sucker for peer pressure, I'm game.)First I must make it clear that, with the exception of a few friends who share
  • Tit for TAT
    on Feb 3, 2009
    It's time for another TAT and since I made y'all sad yesterday, I dug deep into my cesspool of embarrassing moments to make amends.A college friend was getting married and I got myself a smokin' hot dress for the occasion. It was one of tho
  • Pictures! Get them while they're hot!
    on Feb 2, 2009
    Muse Swings tagged me in one of those „open your sixth folder, post the sixth picture and tag six people and you've sold your soul to the devil“ memes. But since I'm such a God fearing Catholic I'll skip it. Oh and keeping my face and t
  • Del does it again!
    on Feb 1, 2009
    Just when I thought Del couldn't pull anything weirder he goes and outdoes himself.If you have no idea who the hell I'm talking about read this and this.Yesterday, right before lunch, we realized we ran out of bread and my husband volunteered hi
  • The early education of Bella
    on Jan 30, 2009
    Yesterday I said that I've been mulling on a topic that I wanted to discuss with you. Well, I still am. It's a tough one and highly delicate, not to mention personal. I want to do it justice so I'll sit on it some more. I'll try to wri
  • We interrupt our regular programming ...
    on Jan 29, 2009
    ... to bring you a public service announcement.It looks like a lot of you have had troubles with reading my last post and commenting on it. I was thoroughly perplexed because I published it as I always do and I could read it just fine, as could those...
  • Cars and hearts
    on Jan 28, 2009
    Husband and I decided that we don't need two cars anymore. We don't have a garage and parking in the city is a bitch (and costs more than utilities), I walk to work, and we go everywhere else together. So we ran an ad for one of the cars and our