20 Apr 2016

Why I Can’t Fit in My Pants Wednesday: Amish Friendship Bread

I have a new mouth to feed in my house.

Don’t worry. It’s not a baby. That would be bad.

It’s also not a new cat. That would be AMAZING. Until my current cat strangles me in my sleep because she’s not about to share my attention with anyone or anything else. Including my dinner.

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13 Apr 2016

Why I Can’t Fit in My Pants Wednesday: Baltimore

I had to go to Baltimore last week for a teaching conference, and, I have to admit, I wasn’t too excited about it. Sure, there was the whole prospect of getting out of work for four whole days and being able to stay in a hotel room I wouldn’t have to pay for.

But getting […]

23 Mar 2016

Books That Will Make You Want to Buy a Plane Ticket Right Now: Vietnam: 100 Unusual Travel Tips

Four years ago right before I left Asia, I decided at the last minute to stop by Vietnam for a few days on my way back to the States. Because that was my life back then: just stopping by countries on a whim because, whatever, why not? These days, I stop by Target on […]

16 Mar 2016

Why I Can’t Fit in My Pants Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie

Is it possible for a piece of furniture to be haunted?

Wait. Don’t answer that. Really. I want to be able to sleep within the next year.

The reason I ask is because a few weeks ago my mother showed up with a minivan full of furniture. (This is how I shop for housewares. […]

3 Feb 2016

Why I Can’t Fit in My Pants Wednesday: My Students

Last week, one of my students arrived at my nine o’clock class, and rather than pulling out his textbook, he pulled out a huge Tupperware full of these little, crispy donuts. He proceeded to pull more things out of his bag: paper plates, a carafe of Arabic coffee, the teeny tiny little Dixie cups that […]