18 Dec 2013

My Favorite Things (Or “Stuff I Would Totally Buy Someone If I Hadn’t Already Bought It For Myself.”)

In which I go a little Oprah on all of you and tell you about my favorite things.

18 Nov 2012

Stuff I Really Kind of Like About My Life at Home: Wegmans

The unofficial smackdown between Chinese grocery stores and Wegmans, home of five million cheeses.

6 Jul 2012

Fighting the Common Cold in Kunming

I was really looking forward to my time in Kunming. Known as the City of Eternal Spring, Kunming is famous for its consistently mild temperatures.

I don’t tend to think of China as having consistently mild anything, really.

Even the tofu in this country could put some hair on your chest.

So I was […]

9 May 2012

Weeklyish Challengey Thingie: Buy Some Lady Shoes

A miracle has happened, you guys!

I found lady shoes in my size! And I didn’t even have to leave the country!

Now, I know this may not qualify as a miracle in your book, but it should be obvious to you by now that we’re reading from two totally different books here.

You […]

23 Dec 2011

Stuff I Really Kind of Like About My Life in China: My New Bathrobe

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here in Wuxi.

Christmas wreaths and glittery Santa Claus wall decorations have popped up in the shops and restaurants around town.

The big grocery stores have been blaring Christmas songs in English for the past month.  (And, seeing as I’m usually the only native English speaker […]