Dramatic Experiences Category

This is a true story. Mostly.


The game was not going that well. Sloppy playing from both sides, players throwing little hissy fits when they fell down, no score by halftime. So I went down to the locker room to give the team a little pep talk. I walked in and I said, “Guys. You’re my guys, right?” They all nodded. […]

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Scary Beyond All Reason


As you may or may not know, I HATE SPIDERS. I really do. Thinking about them makes me want to throw up. This is exactly the thing that made me terrified to come to Papua, and it didn’t make me feel better to read in Child of the Jungle about a spider in the highlands […]

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So close, and yet….


It has been a life-long (ish) dream of mine to go to the equator. I have flown over it 3 times, but have yet to see it in person. I hear it’s not much to look at, sadly, and so I’m afraid of a major letdown when I finally get there. I’ve thought about planning […]

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.:WINTRY AWESOMENESS 2009:.


So I’m sitting at a computer the P3W office, translating letters, and there’s some kind of commotion behind me. This in itself, I enjoy quite a bit, wondering what is going on and what is about to happen that people are all worked up about. Then Hana said Santa Claus had come, and that really […]

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User Error: My On-going Struggle with Incompetence


I’m not allowed to choose taxis anymore – it is officially Febby’s job from now on. A taxi in Papua is like a 7 passenger van; some are local and some go to other towns, and more often than not, you have to transfer at some point. This has all proven to be a little […]

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Everyone Loves the DMV


4 weeks 2 trips downtown 9 taxi rides in one day 4 photos 1 power outage 1 more week 1 more trip downtown 4 helpful friends + 1 very popular police officer = 1 valid driver’s license

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Baby Steps


For the first time in my life I am co-habitating peacefully with a spider. I have heard two extremely disconcerting statistics about spiders in my life, and while they worry me on occasion, I find comfort in my firm belief (hope?) that they are not true. The first is that no matter where you are, […]

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Pants.


* This post is dedicated to Ashley Duncan, aka: Shorts. Of course we all know that one of my favorite things is my nickname from Chapman: Pants. Short of course, for Annie-Pants, a name given to my by Ashley Duncan early on in our college career. While friendships have changed over time, there is still […]

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Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego


Last Sunday morning, I woke up at 3am to fly to Tierra del Fuego, which is the area at the southern-most tip of South America, and thus containing the southern-most pretty much everything. I happened to be going to Ushuaia, the southern-most city in the world (not to be confused with the southern-most town, Puerto […]

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Welcome to Chile, beautiful ladies!!


Dear friends, Time for another update on my travels around South America :) I think I mentioned to most of you last week that I have plans to see a lot of different places while I’m here, and that means trips about every other week or so until the end of October (eek!). Last Wednesday, […]

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