Category Archives: shopping

A Kick Out Of Bananas

I have written before about gifts my students have given me. Today is another one of those situations, but with a little twist.  You see, usually the students bring things from their country.  These can be folk crafts, snacks, post … Continue reading

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Believing the Hype

No, I am not shilling for Cliff Bars.  They are not paying me.  They are not delivering them to my house by the caseload.  I wish they were, but they’re not.  The picture is there because it’s part of a … Continue reading

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A Week Without Blogging Is What Happened

The five or six people who read this blog consistently might wonder what happened. A week without blogging is what happened.  This was, of course, entirely unintentional.  I had not meant to not blog for an entire week, but that … Continue reading

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The Dragon Fruit Drama

I wouldn’t exactly call myself adventurous with food. I am not brave enough to eat just anything.  However, I have travelled a bit and I have sampled lots of different delicious foods.  In fact, some of my best memories of … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Is Good

I didn’t go for a ride today. I planned to–I made my supplement full water bottles and everything–but the weather was bad.  I have been battling a cold for quite some time and this didn’t seem like the thing to … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans….

So after writing about my plans and optimism, and doing some grocery shopping, I realized that the day was too good to waste and I decided to go out for a bike ride.   I didn’t want to get all … Continue reading

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In Praise of Little Triumphs

I often celebrate what some people have called “little triumphs” here on this blog. Sometimes I celebrate big ones too.  Sometimes, I have lots of them and sometimes I have to grapple hard to figure it out.   Sometimes I don’t … Continue reading

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Try and Figure the Universe Out

  I am struggling to write this post. I have the idea, but everything I type out seems dry, or at the very least, at tad bit too academic.  Maybe I need to use a sensational tweet like a certain … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Adventures

Trying new foods and snacks is not a particularly daunting task, but it still takes some nerve.  I mean, if you buy something you hate, you feel like you wasted your money.  That might not weigh heavily on you, especially … Continue reading

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Retail Distractions

Today, I visited two different shops on errands. These were a bit of a way from my house, but I managed to make the journey on secondary roads.  It was rather peaceful. First I went to the Pacific Mall to … Continue reading

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