Winter

Living in a place with an actual winter season has made me realize something about myself. Despite what I might wish, I am a desert rat -- I'm used to the sunshine, the heat, the dryness. Take me away from that and I'm not quite sure how to function. Maybe this is something everyone from …

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The Fox Village

So, this little excursion of mine wouldn't have been possible without Kestrel, who found the video of the Fox Village on YouTube and informed me about this place...because I had no idea. Fox sanctuary in Japan? A place where you can walk with the foxes, feed the foxes, and pet a fox? Yeah, I was …

Lunch today

I've discovered that if I go home I can make myself a large lunch salad and read a book while I eat. I've never had this luxury before, where going home for lunch is a viable option. Today, I had a salad with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red kidney beans, avocado, and a hard boiled egg …

“Boys don’t cook”

We're doing presentations in class today and since the lesson from the textbook was instructions, I had the students write a simple recipe in English, then present it in front of class with some sort of visual -- poster, PowerPoint, etc. Did I know that some of the groups would consist of only boys? Yes. Was I …

Cross February Off — Onwards to March!

Its been a tiring, busy February. I'm looking forward to a [hopefully] more laid back, restful, less busy March.

5 Things I Wish I Could Do at Work

Yes it's Monday, and in true "yay back to work" spirit, here are five things I wish I could do at work...