Category: Random

Dutch Numb3rs

I’d like to round out this year with a little advice for all the friends and family who will be visiting next year. I need to warn you all about something that could mean the difference between a cheap meal, and my mom slapping you upside the head for spending WAY too much money on fake weed: Numbers. The Dutch… Read more →

The Inevitable Has Happened

For the past year I have been tempting fate, cheating destiny, and postponing the inevitable.  This country is riddled with uneven cobblestones, upturned bricks, and countless other hazards for someone such as myself. For those of you who know me well, you know that I’m no stranger to the folks at Urgent Care. I carry bandaids and Neosporin with me… Read more →

The Moment You Have All Been Waiting For

The moment is here. The answer to life, the universe, and everything. And no, it’s not 42.   For nearly three decades the world at large has been contemplating the same question, a question that has bothered people even if they weren’t aware that that’s what was bothering them. I’m referring, of course, to the age old question of, “How… Read more →

It’s Finally Cold Again!

So I totally meant to write and post this yesterday, but one thing led to another and half a season of Downton Abbey later here we are. Also, is it led? Or lead? English is weird.   Anyway! Yesterday, finally, FINALLY! It was cold. Cold and windy. Cold and windy and rainy. It was absolute heaven. I know all you… Read more →

On Holidays and Such

Once a month isn’t toooo bad, right? I wish I had a good excuse… but I don’t because I do next to nothing really. Hopefully that will change soon though. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!   I’m pretty sure I promised to go back in time and recount our trip to LA, but it’s been so long now I… Read more →

Worst. Blogger. Ever.

No but really. I think I deserve an award. Like a Razzie, but for wannabe bloggers. See, the problem with waiting almost 3 whole months to write a post is that so. much. shit. has happened that I literally don’t even know where to start. Should I attempt to go in chronological order? Or in my typical stream of consciousness… Read more →


I know I know. It’s been a month. But I’ve been very busy! Doing… stuff. But the most ridiculous thing just happened and I have to tell you guys. So every day the church bells ring 4 times an hour: on the hour, on the 15 minute mark, on the 30 minute mark, and on the 45 minute mark. Pretty… Read more →

First Impressions of Belgium

On our way to Bruges we had a stopover at Liège, where we had to get off and switch trains. It was here that I got my first taste of Belgium. Marcel made an assessment of the country that they were 50 years behind. That’s not true really. They’re only about 8 years behind. At the station I saw a… Read more →


   So as I close this day on what is now my third car accident in 12 months, none of which were my fault (like for realsies not my fault, not like when you slam into something and say “It wasn’t my fault! That fence came out of nowhere!” They legitimately were not. my. fault.) Where was I going with… Read more →

Hi. My name is Taty…

…and I’m a House Hunters International addict.     I seriously cannot stop watching any and all Dutch episodes of House Hunters International. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a crazy addicting show about people looking for homes in different cities. And it has a game show style element where you pick from three options. My mom and I have… Read more →