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We’re going up! Aaaaand down.

It has occurred to me that I probably spend a significant amount of time in my life standing in and waiting on elevators. When I was a student, I lived on the 8th floor of a student apartment building, (though they were definitely not apartments, they were rooms). That elevator, like the building, was old [...]

Submechanophobia

Last week I found out that my previously unnamed fear has a name, as well as a subreddit. Submechanophobia: The irrational fear of man made objects underwater. In the past, whenever someone would ask me to name something I was really scared of, I would, for some reason, always come back to the idea of [...]

Seattle

I came back last week from spending two weeks in Seattle, Washington. This was my first time visiting a major US city. The space needle: Walking around in downtown Seattle felt strange, in a way. I guess because I only know US cities from movies and TV series, I felt as if I was walking [...]

And So It Begins

Watership Down is one of my favorite books. There was a time where, when asked, I would tell people this was my favorite book ever. I have since learned that I cannot have a favorite book, because basically my favorite book is whichever great book I just finished. I'm okay with this. I found myself [...]

OV Chipcard

In The Netherlands we have this awesome public transport pass called the OV Chipcard. You need it for pretty much all types of public transport, and I use it daily on my travels to and fro Amsterdam. It requires you to check in at your departure location and check out again at your destination. If [...]

ESL One Frankfurt 2014: Some Impressions

Saturday, June 28th. I wake up at the ungodly hour of 4:45, 15 minutes before my alarm clock was supposed to go off. Even my subconscious is excited for ESL One! I'm at our parents' house because we're taking mom's car, and she wakes up at 6:15 just to see me off cause that's what [...]

Unwanted Visitor

So I live on the 20th floor of an apartment building, and one of the things I like to mention as an upside to living this high up is that there are very few bugs. And this is true, there are fewer bugs this high up, but I still get the occasional bug, and boy [...]