If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Last night, while serving dinner at the Hood, I asked one of our Egyptian staff members to translate a word into Arabic. I asked him to give me the Arabic word for “inappropriate.” Instead, he gave me an inappropriate Arabic word. Which I said. Without hesitation. As another Egyptian staff member walked up behind me.


So I’ve been doing some thinking lately about Facebook and how it’s existence has made my long-distance friendships easier, but not necessarily better. On that same line of thinking, I’ve also been weighing the result of said ease. Has the faux-connection Facebook gives placed distance between certain friends? Absolutely. Does it help me remember your


In honor of learning how to make my own Memphis-style barbecue I’ve found an educational video that should help: Enjoy! In other news, my brain no longer feels like it’s yelling at itself. The story behind it may have to wait until September, when I’m no longer working 60-hour weeks.

Quick-Witted Family

So the comments from my last post, gave some people a glimpse into what it was like growing up with my parents. Just in case you didn’t read the comments, here is a text message conversation I had with my father this evening (complete with typos): Daddy: yer mean mom never sent the gps. I’ll


This is from one of my new favorite blogs, Postcards From Yo Momma. Here’s the text, just in case you can’t read it above: Me: Do you read my blog? I can track who is reading it and I think you may be. Me no likey mother. Mom: What’s a blag? Me: It is a

Theme Song

Ok, I have a friend who likes putting new words to old tunes and often writes songs about people he knows. Not wanting to be left out, I asked/persuaded him to write one for me. It’s set to the tune of Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, and I’ve put a video of the song below


I probably won’t be the only one linking to these today, so sorry if you’ve laughed at them already. I couldn’t pass it up though, since I used to live with a Canadian and she and her husband are very near and dear to my heart. 10 Reasons the U.S.A. Could Beat Up Canada 1/17/2008