August 4, 2014

the good of ’14

the good of ’14

I’ve used some pretty classy phrases to describe this year so far. Perhaps the most frequent and ladylike is “2014 can suck a d***.” But for all the bad, there’s been quite a bit of good, too. A lot of it, actually. Let’s recap some of it. 1. Monterrey is pretty. For real. Sure, it […]

June 20, 2014

the hard abroad

As this little blog drifted in and out of my thoughts the past few weeks, as it usually does (I need to post! Shit, it’s been months since I posted! Crap, forgot to post again.), I wondered about its title. What would I do with it now that the “guy” portion is not here anymore? […]

February 19, 2014

weekend in mexico city

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Greetings, earthlings! Josh and I traveled to Mexico City last weekend for a quick getaway, timed with a work trip for Josh. On an unrelated note, I’m a sicky-poo today (read: bathroom time galore), so I’ll keep this brief. Things we did and my thoughts on ‘em: Exhibit on “Fear” at a city university. Rating: […]

February 3, 2014

monterrey: is it safe?

Much like Senegal, that title is likely the number-one question we get about our new home. As I’m still new here, I hesitate to give advice that’s too definitive, but in general, I’d answer that question with a “yes.” Google Monterrey and violence and you’ll likely come up with some scary headlines. It’s true that […]

January 30, 2014

new city, new everything

clean dogs

I arrived! The Spanish test was miraculously passed. My junk was packed up and shipped out. I’m finally in Monterrey…and unsure how to write this blog post. Monterrey is a lovely, lovely place. Dakar will always hold a special place in my heart and I loved it dearly, but as far as conventional “niceness” of […]

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