So I just realized…exactly two years ago, I had just arrived in South Africa and was beginning my study abroad adventures. At that point primarily concerned with finding breakfast and how to run the shower in my student house. Baby steps, I tell you, baby steps. I still miss it–the country, the people I met there (South African and others), the food, the conversation, and yes even that crazy, confusing, highly inefficient university. I still think about it everyday at least once, or end up talking about it almost as often. South Africa changed my life. (more…)


I think all owners of Nissan Armadas should be tied up, hauled by their disgustingly huge SUVs into the Kalahari and made to live there on nothing but pickles and clam juice for the rest of their sad, insecure little lives. I really hate Nissan Armadas. (more…)

So, I don’t know if you’ve been living in a hole or something, but if you don’t know about Canadian Kate Beaton and her amazingly clever webcomic, Hark! a Vagrant, you are sorely deprived. She is snarky, witty, and hilarious. I am a complete history nerd, so seeing Napoleon stuff his face full of cookies because Josephine is dallying with other fellas, makes me giggle way too much.

Kate Beaton's hysterical interpretation of Napoleon & Josephine