FYI Category

Decluttering & The Steps To Organization (via With Duck & Goose)


I’m not feeling very inspired to write at the moment, but one thing I’ve been working on this week is going through everything I own, getting rid of stuff, organizing other stuff, thinking about exercising and putting off writing a cover letter. So maybe the cover letter thing was a bit of a tangent (ugh) […]

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Did you know…? [number one]


Did you know that adults from the United States are the least geographically literate people in the developed world? It’s true, according to the National Geographic – Roper 2002 Global Geographic Survey. Here are a few snippets from the Executive Summary of the report: A majority of young Americans grossly overstated the U.S. population. In […]

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The Semi-annual Book Review


My semi-annual book review is overdue. I hope the suspense hasn’t been too much for you to handle. Here is what I recommend of the books I’ve read since my last review in December 2009. FICTION Lamb by Christopher Moore This author creatively fills us in on Jesus’ life from the ages of 12 to […]

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Radio Snobbishry


I’ve often thought that people who listen to NPR are a little on the snobby side. It’s as if their sole purpose for listening is so they can jump into a conversation with, “Well. I was listening to NPR this morning, and I heard…” and things like, “by the way, have I mentioned that I’m […]

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Cluster Bomb Ban


A year ago, I’d never heard of a cluster bomb. Since then, I’ve learned a bit about it, and now you can learn some too. An e-mail from Human Rights Watch: Cluster Munions Ban In Effect Human Rights Watch Helped Lead Effort to Discredit the Weapons On August 1, the international treaty banning the use […]

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[More Than Six. Not Quite Seven]


I recently celebrated my six month anniversary of being in Indonesia with a trip to Singapore. Nothing huge, just two days to see the city, go to the zoo, go out to a movie, shall we say, revisit my dinner on the sidewalk, and ride the world’s largest observation wheel (whatever that means) with a […]

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The Ballet and BODIES


On Friday night I went to the ballet for the first time! Six girls went together because people 25 and younger can get tickets for 90% off an hour before the show. We saw Cinderella for 4 pesos, and we were on the lowest balcony, so that’s a pretty good deal. It’s only 1 peso […]

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8 Random Things


Shmergie blogged about 8 random things about himself, and then came up with 8 random things about me. They are more or less true, but none are as true as number 8. Enjoy! Nicknamed “Pants” Single handedly brought the work “uber” back Is a Defending World Champion Spanish Flamenco Dancer, sorta Once climbed 1.8 mountains […]

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Pilates :)


I joined a pilates place yesterday, and it’s AMAZING! I went and took a free class, and totally loved it, so I paid for the next month’s worth. I can only afford 1 class a week right now, but I think next month I may budget for 2 classes a week. It’s a really nice […]

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Church


On Sunday morning I went to church here for the first time. It’s a Baptist evangelical church called Cielos Abiertos (open heavens). There were prob. about 100 people there, and the service was 3 hours long. Now, normally, let’s be honest, no one wants to sit through a 3 hour service, but I honestly didn’t […]

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