Category: "talking türkiye"

thinkin' about izmir

issued friends

This will be my last "talking türkiye" post. I'm home now, but this is very much about Turkey still.  I felt depressed and out-of-sorts for the last few weeks I was in Turkey. The last few days I was there, I felt dispossessed, as though I was leaving… more »

so there i was...

I'm not sure why, but I recently decided it would be fun to find ways to tell stories (and get others to tell stories) with the "so there I was..." lead-in. It entertained me for a while, until I said it at a party. I was about to launch into some tale… more »

my days here are numbered

My unaccompanied baggage* was whisked away yesterday, and my household goods** were taken in an even more expedient fashion today. I'm left only with FMO*** stuff and the clothing I must, perforce, haul with me. I'll close out of this amazing apartment-… more »

today, i cook

I haven't done this in a while. Cook, I mean.  I've decided it's time I went back "healthy." I prefer to eat healthy. It tastes better and I feel better. It just takes effort because I have to, you know, actually go in the kitchen for something other t… more »

london bridge is falling down

As if my week hasn't been stressful enough, this song has inexplicably been lodged in my craw since the firest started last Friday in Waldo Canyon, near Colorado Springs. In my mind, I sing it, "Colo Spgs is burning down, burning down, burning down...."… more »

how did i get so busy in nato, again?

Once again, I've managed to turn a cush job into a workaholic's dream. How, you may ask? Mad skilz, baby.  OKOKOK. The last wasn't a cush job so much as a "cush" job. Vive la difference! All hail the power of punctuation.  I wasn't even on the Interna… more »

if you were a bridge, i wouldn't walk on you

The first time Bahar said this to me, I said, "Excuse me?" She said again, "If you were a bridge, I wouldn't walk on you." I waited for the insight to come, but it didn't, so I frowned to help it. Frowning wrinkles the brain, see, and thus helps it ma… more »

language barriers

new leaf upended: left the house more than once this weekend

Most people cannot hope to compete with the excitement that is my life. I managed to leave the house for more than carrying out trash or whipping to the store for more milk three times this weekend (four if you count Friday evening). In order for you t… more »