Category Archives: Dislikes

Dear Rookie Traveler

That’s you, Rookie, if you travel 3 times or less per year. It’s holiday travel time and this is when things become a little cumbersome for road warriors. So as my Christmas gift to you, I thought I’d share my … Continue reading

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Lessons in Moving from Denver to Indiana

Well, we made it.  Here are a few lessons about moving I learned along the way: A beagle can find a chicken bone ANYWHERE. If you are animated showing your neighbors the garage door that the movers broke, you will … Continue reading

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Brown Box Bonanza

Packing for Good The movers arrive tomorrow to put our life of chaos tidily in brown boxes. We had an interesting week last week (I went Jersey on our builder) which resulted in my husband heading to Indy a week … Continue reading

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Flaws with FIFA

Sorry soccer fans, FIFA is the name I’ve donned my husband’s soccer-ball like new car.  Patrick was adamant at purchasing the (tiny) VW Golf diesel because it was made in Germany rather than the full-size person Passat that I wanted. … Continue reading

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Hey US, Japanese Idea Worth Stealing

Another natural disaster hit the US – a fierce tornado ravaged its way through Oklahoma. While we all mourn the losses, the engineer in me started thinking about building codes and land use. (Apparently, so did Joshua Schwartz of the … Continue reading

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Do I miss Japan?

Maybe the weather, for sure. Oh, Denver, your Spring is trying on those who like gardens.

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Clothes Shopping for the Jolly Blonde Giant

I knew when I came to Japan, I would have trouble finding clothes that fit so I didn’t bother to look. When I discovered my favorite store, Talbots, where I shop exclusively in the US, I was overly optimistic that … Continue reading

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