Sunny Scotland, Jumbo Shrimp, Act Naturally, and Other Oxymorons

A definitely unoffensive depiction of a Scottish man enjoying the sun in a Google Image Search result for “Sunny Scotland” I’m a stranger in a strange land, man. Scratch that — I’m a stranger in a strange land that, over the past few days, has been even stranger. It’s sunny and warm in Glasgow! Everyone […]

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The Ghost of Tom Joad’s Future

My dad has always told me nothing good happens past midnight and that I should be in bed, and while I’ll admit that is often true, it isn’t always. One exceptional night I was up at 5am, screwing around on the internet and flipping through the TV channels when I saw “The Grapes of Wrath” […]

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Meditative Munro

I’m not the outdoorsy type. Unless you count catching a ballgame, or eating on a restaurant’s patio, I’m downright agoraphobic. I’m not entirely thrilled about it, since I know we’re like, supposed to wanna go outside, but that’s how it’s been. With my recent life-upheaval and move, I figured it’s a good chance to change […]

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Moving Out, Not On

Well, I did it. My second application was successful, and I received my UK visa. Now I’m here in Scotland, living for the next few weeks in Nicola’s parents’ house, waiting for our flat’s June 1st move-in date. In a sense I still feel in-transit, though admittedly with the bulk of the moving process completed. […]

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