Monthly Archives: July 2011

Snowman? Seriously?

This is a map of Brazil and today’s weather forecast (we were looking up the weather in Rio where we are headed thank goodness). But guess which state we LIVE in. Guess. No, really, go ahead and guess. THE ONE … Continue reading

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Maidless

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So our maid quit on Monday. I know, from those of you not in the third world, I will not be getting a lot of sympathy. But you learn to rely on having help, and then it’s gone, it is a bit of an inconvenience.

So here how it went down. Continue reading

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The Meaning of the 4th of July

I’m often asked about the significance of our American holidays by my Brazilian friends and relatives. Not much of a history buff, I’ve been known make up the details I don’t know (like Thanksgiving, I mean, what’s the REAL story … Continue reading

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Update: Word!

(see original post Word!) This photo is from a shop on my street. It’s not a store that sells unmentionables, nor cooking utensils. It is a clothing store. Some Brazilian marketing person feels that displaying this phrase in the window, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Creepy Baby Doll

This doll isn’t much different in demeanor than other creepy baby dolls I’ve featured. What’s creepy about this one is that it is the size of my three-year-old. It was huge! Why? Why make a freakishly large baby doll? What … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Here is an inspiring poem from blogger buddy Nancy Eady to remind us Americans who we are, where we came from, why we should keep plowing forward and what this holiday is all about. Thanks Nancy! Rededication: the Fourth of … Continue reading

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America, America

I didn’t realize how patriotic I was until I began to tear up during the National Anthem at the American Society’s 4th of July Party. Living in the States, I pretty much ignored the significance of 4th of July most … Continue reading

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