meeting internet friends

Snark Ladies in Dallas

October 26, 2013

In my last post I mentioned my recent trip to Dallas to visit the internet. While hanging out in Dallas with my fellow snark ladies I filmed a few things. I put together a video of said things, principally for the sake of my own future nostalgia-fueled enjoyment. Just in case you’re interested in that […]

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Visiting Rennes, a YouTube friend, and ZOMG I’M GOING HOME.

July 23, 2012

As my departure from Europe is now imminent, and classes are finally over leaving me on several weeks of actual vacation (ZOMG WHAT IS THIS?) before I start writing my thesis (EW), I went out to Rennes, France this weekend. The Thursday vlogger for The Expat Chronicles lives near there, and since we know my […]

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The internet is real.

March 28, 2012

Being in a Global Communications MA program, the internet enters a lot of our discussions; it has been a significant part of all but one research paper that I have written here. You can’t avoid talking about this thing that has fundamentally transformed the way we communicate (especially in the international contexts that this program […]

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It doesn’t matter if you make it awkward. It already is.

September 13, 2011

If you hate being uncomfortable and have little patience for the absurdly awkward, then travel and living abroad are simply not for you. Fortunately, I am well versed in all things awkward, and I mostly love the fact that every basic task becomes monumental now that I live in a city where my knowledge of […]

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Once upon a time I learned to play nice with the other children.

August 24, 2011

I could not have asked for a better send-off from the US. I leave for France in three days and in addition to the flurry of excitement surrounding my departure prep, I am still reeling from how fantastic my weekend was. In my year of basement-dwelling, teaching, and becoming a gym rat, I have never […]

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Awkward times in a corn field. With feathers.

June 13, 2011

I really enjoy a good awkward moment when I have a friend present to witness it. Sometimes there are amazingly awkward moments that make me think, “I’ve always wanted to do this, I just didn’t know it.” A couple weeks ago I drove to the middle of a corn field in Illinois to spend a […]

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April Adventures, Part 3: Yvonne LeHead

April 14, 2011

And then there was Sunday. If this upcoming weekend weren’t Coachella, I might just say it’s time for me to pack up the April Adventures, because I’m not sure how I could ever top this. Although, I am posting this days after writing it — probably from my phone at a truck stop somewhere in […]

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April Adventures Part 2: Laser tag, ninjas, and chocolate

April 12, 2011

Things that are not awesome: being cold, getting your ass kicked in laser tag by not only your little sister but also your mother, and getting out of bed. Things that are awesome: just about everything else that has happened in the last week. After writing my silly post about my month-long quest for glitter […]

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