Thursday, November 24, 2011



This post has absolutely NOTHING to do with Chile or living abroad.

How long could you survive chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor?

I am OBSESSED with this website. It's called "The Oatmeal". And it makes me laugh. Go check it out.

And if you're answering the questions honestly, I highly doubt you'd survive any longer against the raptor. Unless you're the kids from Jurassic Park.

Turkey Day

"Thanksgiving commemorates the first harvest feast at which the pilgrims sat down with the Indians to thank them for all their help and to tell them, 'Oh, and by the way, we've decided we want the whole country.'"

I read this in the Bill Bryson book I'm a Stranger Here Myself back in January. After actually laughing out loud, I filed it in the back of my brain to use today. 

So, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One Month!

In exactly one month I'll be home!!

In no particular order, these are the reasons why I'm excited:

  • I get to see my family!
  • Snuggle time with the cats.
  • Hanging out with all of my lovely friends.
  • California/Colorado trip.
  • Seeing Ella and meeting Charley for the first time!
  • Snow.
  • No work for two months. (Okay that might be my favorite part)
  • No Santiago summer. 
  • Using a car instead of overcrowded public transportation.

I could continue, but I'll spare you the detailed list of all the sugary snacks I'm excited to eat. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011


So I just got back from seeing "Breaking Dawn"(no judgements, please). I'm not going to get into the movie, that isn't the point of this post. Okay, I'll just say that I'm still laughing...the movie was THAT bad...and that's coming from a fan of the (book) series.

Anyway, movie theaters here are pretty much the same as they are in the States. However, for a few thousand pesos more you can watch movies in a premium theater, which is what we did tonight. Let me just tell you, I doubt I'll ever go back to a regular theater again. 

First off they serve food. And I don't mean licorice and milk duds. Like real food. Burgers, salads, even sushi. I'm boring so I just stuck with popcorn. People with premium movie tickets have their own special room to wait in prior to the movie. A room that rivals a fancy restaurant, complete with vases of flowers and a very eager waitstaff. 

After finding out seats (which we selected online ahead of time) a waiter brought us our food and drinks. Each seat has a small rotating table attached to it, so you can push it aside if you don't want to use it. The seats put those in the first-class section of an airplane to shame. Seriously huge and seriously comfortable. Even with my legs stretched out in front of me as far as they would go, I still couldn't reach the seat in front of me. Okay, so I'm a little vertically challanged, but I can imagine this would be more comfortable for all those tall people in my life (Joseph, I'm talking to you). 

Even after the movie began, the waiters were still walking up and down the stairs to deliver food. I thought this would be distracting but after a few minutes I honestly didn't notice it anymore. However, that might have been because I was so distracted by the horribly funny movie I was watching. (Whoever thought talking wolves would be a good thing to include in the movie was seriously mistaken.)

The interesting part of the whole experience was the cost. The tickets were around 6500 pesos, which is roughly equivalent to 13 dollars. Compared to the price of a ticket in the US (which when I left it was around ten bucks), I'd say this is a pretty good deal. 

And if anyone is interested in watching a movie that I'm sure was not intended to be a comedy, go watch the newest Twilight film.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My kids are funny

Things my students ask me on a daily basis:

1. Miss, do you have any liquid?

2. Miss, can I have a rubber?

3. Miss, do you have any scotch?

4. Miss, can I have a stick fix?

5. Miss, can I have your Coke Zero?


1. Wite-Out

2. Eraser

3. Tape

4. Glue stick

5. Okay, well this one needs no translation, but they do ask me this every day.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Dear Larry and Sergey,

How am I supposed to make posts when Blogger won't let me upload photos?!? It hasn't worked for three days. Come on, Google...get your act together, please. I have Halloween photos to post!


Maggie (Loyal Googler)