Coming back to Birmingham as a semi-adult has been really interesting. I work downtown, so my old college-centric view of the city has been gradually expanding. One of my favorite new spots, new to me anyway, has been the Pizitz food hall. This location is like a mall food court hit by a hip, artisanal … Continue reading Poke, Okay?
Hi everyone! So I haven't posted in quite a while... or actually since we got back from Japan, so let me catch you up really really fast. I'm working at the Southern Environmental Law Center, Alex starts seminary next week, and we're living in an awesome house in Hoover, AL. Whewww! Now the next biggest … Continue reading Life Update (which is really about ravioli)
My favorite thing we did in Tokyo was to take a sushi class together. I’d always been very intimidated by sushi, but we went for it and arrived on a Tuesday afternoon. We were welcomed by our two instructors who introduced themselves and showed us where to stow our shoes. Another couple was a no … Continue reading Sushi Class Low Down
When in Japan, sleep as the Japanese do.... on a futon bed. We tried out a futon in our guesthouse and figured it out over the course of four days. Check out the video for the full scoop!
While I was super excited about our trip in Tokyo, I knew that at some point I would like to take a trip outside of the city as well. Early in my research, I stumbled upon Hakone-- a charming area around lake Ashi with natural hot springs and partial views of Fuji. With our limited … Continue reading Tokyo Day Trip
I write this from the tatami floor of our guesthouse following a full day of exploring Tokyo. Sadly my computer is out of juice, but I'll give you a preview of what we've been up to with some of my iPhone photos. We'll start with the important stuff... Like this delicious green tea latte! Alex … Continue reading Hello from Japan!
So, I am writing this post from Japan where Alex and I will be for a couple of days before coming home. Check back in for more on Japan next week 🙂 In the meantime, check out this pretty fun time-lapse video of the hour and a half it took me to pack up all … Continue reading Packing a Year into 35 Seconds
So our year-long teaching contract with EF ended on Friday, and now we are waiting to get our passports back… remember how stressful that thing with the PSB was? In the meantime we’re chilling, watching some movies and getting ready to head out Saturday. So far here are 5 great things from the 4 days since … Continue reading 5 Great Things
Today is the last day of work (yay!!), but we don't leave Beijing until next Saturday. It's not because we wanted to just stick around the smog, but because our visa is being processed by the government. Basically, to do things by the book visa-wise, you have to convert your working visa into a short … Continue reading How We Almost Got Stuck in China
Teachers have some of the best stories. In this post, I've compiled five funny stories that have either happened in my or Alex's class or to another teacher in my school this year. I've also included some cute photos from my classroom this year. Quick note: the photos are not of the kids mentioned in … Continue reading Kids Do the Darndest Things