Category: Holy Crap

The utterly absurd in my life

Guinness & Game of Thrones: A Road Trip through Western & Northern Ireland

I have long accepted the fact that I’m a Game of Thrones nerd: I’ve read the entire Song of Ice and Fire series and the book on the history of Westeros, obviously watch the HBO series, and read online forums where “the nerds”, as I affectionately call them, debate their fantastical theories.  Oftentimes, they have me... Read more »

I'm Gonna Need a Bigger Blog: I Went Cage-Diving with Great White Sharks & Here's What Happened

I'm Gonna Need a Bigger Blog: I Went Cage-Diving with Great White Sharks & Here's What Happened
If you’re like most people, your opinion of great white sharks has probably been heavily influenced by Jaws.  Don’t get me wrong, Jaws is a freaking phenomenal movie, and Quint’s USS Indianapolis monologue is so chilling that it makes me pee a little (probably not a normal reaction).  I think we can all admit that, despite its... Read more »

14 Thoughts I Had While Re-watching Stephen King's IT as a Grown-Up

14 Thoughts I Had While Re-watching Stephen King's IT as a Grown-Up
Don’t forget to type in your email address to the right to Subscribe by Email! There are some horror movies whose sole purpose is to make the audience laugh (I see you, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon), and there are horror movies that scare you every single freaking time you watch them.  For me, those movies are Halloween,... Read more »
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Adventures on Safari Part III: Making Baby Simbas & the Elusive Black Rhino

Adventures on Safari Part III: Making Baby Simbas & the Elusive Black Rhino
Don’t forget to subscribe by typing your email address in the “Subscribe by Email” box on the right! This is Part III of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.  Miss Part I, with the stories of cheetahs hunting? Click here to catch up! What about Part II,... Read more »

Adventures on Safari Part Two: Leopards & Sky Leapers

Adventures on Safari Part Two: Leopards & Sky Leapers
This is Part II of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.  Miss Part I? Click here to catch up! In the middle of the night, we both woke up to a heavy rain and what sounded like an animal dying. It was crying for a... Read more »

Adventures on Safari Part One: Hakuna Matata won't save you this time

Adventures on Safari Part One: Hakuna Matata won't save you this time
This is Part I of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya You may have gathered from my last post that we went on a safari last month.  About six months ago, we found super cheap flights to South Africa and jumped on the chance to Hakuna Matata ourselves... Read more »
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Human Rights Repping in Geneva and Partying in Paris-All in One Week

Part One: Geneva and the United Nations Guys, I really lucked out with finding work in London.  I’m fortunate to have found a job with a great non-profit that promotes causes about which I’m passionate; I’m also lucky to have really great coworkers who have been so welcoming and supportive.  They’ve included me on some... Read more »

I tried an Aerial Silks class and somehow managed to not completely embarrass myself

I’ve been described a number of ways over the years: charming, clever, beautiful, humble…Just kidding!  Actually, more like “spontaneously hangry”… “annoyingly amused by her own jokes” (I’m laughing right now)…”unusually talented at quoting 90’s rap lyrics”…  The word “graceful” and I have never before been used in the same sentence, except in something like, “Courtney... Read more »

London Life Updates: Brexit, Barbecues, and Rugby 7's Bacchanalia

It’s been a hella long time since I’ve blogged some updates, and I swear I have a good excuse.  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve been contracted to write a Religious and Moral Education curriculum ::Pause for you to compose yourself after laughing uncontrollably:: for a school in Sierra Leone.  The school hires teachers... Read more »
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Archery, Imperial Wars, and Pub Tours: London Life

I dunno about you, but being able to shoot a bow and arrow seems like the most bad ass skill you can have.  You might be saying, “Yeah, yeah, whatever”, but consider this:  Cartoon Robin Hood?  Bad ass.  Real Robin Hood?  Didn’t actually exist but still bad ass.  Hawkeye?  Bad ass (but that’s mostly because... Read more »