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RinR: important, but not urgent things, somewhat done


I'm sure someone somewhere has already, but I feel compelled to write a "guide to feeling like you're living in a foreign country, according to someone who is doing an okay job at it, with input from others, who are... Continue Reading →

RinR – thoughts and things


Ferris Bueller's Day Off came out when I was two years old, but one of the things my parents did really well was raise me on good music and good movies, and I watched this film about a million times... Continue Reading →

RinR: Halloweenie


I'm not sure what I was looking for on the internet when I found it. I had been ordering these fabulous 5 dollar dri-fit shirts for my trip to the Amazon...and then maybe I thought about fish? Anyway. I got a... Continue Reading →

RinR: This Week in Thoughts and Things


So at work the other day, someone asked if they could use the space in my class to dry some things they were painting. "Of course," I said. I came back to find my floor covered with these, no explanation.... Continue Reading →

RinR: Roach Revenge, Hot Biscuits, Snapchat.


It took over a year, but I have finally made the most important decision a brasilera can ever make in her lifetime...yes...I have finally chosen a futebol team. After asking what the colors were and finding a somewhat form-fitting shirt that... Continue Reading →

RinR: Back in Action


It's a profound moment when you move somewhere and subconsciously start calling that place "home." During the five weeks I was in the States, my home base was my parents' house in the Bay Area. I hung up some clothes... Continue Reading →

Ligers and other Highlights of the Year


Today was my last day of my first year teaching in Brazil. This marks my fifth year of teaching, but everything about this year has been different. Here are my top moments and things that I have loved at my new... Continue Reading →

RinR: This Week with no Walls


You might have notice a flurry of photos frolicking afross my facebook dash last feek. It was "Week Without Walls" at my school, where someone who probably has never had to chaperone a field trip decided that Kinder-2nd graders should totally go on field trips for four consecutive days and then top it off with a sleepover at school.

RinR: Wed-nes-days


What is it about teaching on a Wednesday? I can't remember if they were as difficult when I was bartending or waiting tables...is it all M-F 9-5's or is it every job? Is it just being alive? Wednesdays are like... Continue Reading →

time capsule: thirty-one


time for another round of "the last year of your life." For a good time, check out last year's thoughts on turning thirty and the year of 29. Seeing growth in yourself is important. And makes you laugh. I highly... Continue Reading →

RinR: It’s been a Week


I'm really cuddly. I'm built like a cuddly person. I'm like Olaf - I like warm hugs. And the nice thing about teaching is that around kids, your hug bucket can always be full. Even if you have to demand... Continue Reading →

RinR: The Things You Think When Englishing.


Teaching English is funny. You do a lesson on something, say occupations. Then you start talking about uniforms and farmers in overalls and realize your students don't know much about clothing. Which is not much of a surprise, since we... Continue Reading →

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