Way back, when this blog was still entitled Swinging On Sunshine, this was a travel blog. It was a second incarnation of one that I had kept up when I taught English in China for summer 2011, this time meant to chronicle my trek through Europe the summer after I graduated college. Since then, my… Continue reading Chicago = Stinky Garlic
Our last night/morning in Utrecht were full of cooking adventures. Mostly David cooking for Maartje. (I think they’ve become fast friends.) Traveling to London was relatively painless and after agreeing that Schipol was the best airport, we were ready to tackle the land of the Beatles, Buckingham Palace and fish and chips. We immediately found… Continue reading ‘Ello London!
Arriving at 8 a.m. is just as hellish as you might imagine, especially for two college students. Luckily we did not immediately have to rush to things and after some difficulty with the train ticket kiosks, we were able to make our way safely to Utrecht where our first host lives. Unfortunately she couldn’t pick… Continue reading Americans in Amsterdam (and Utrecht)
It is not even half way through the year and I can already tell that 2013 is going to be one of those years. First, it does help that I officially graduated Florida State University with my bachelors. I also placed for the first time in a national swing dance competition (Lindyfest). But most of… Continue reading Summer 2013: The Plan and the Project
On Levels The thing that I like most about Lindyfest* is that you get into your (arbitrary) level (auditioning for only Advanced and Masters) and you got to attend ANY of the classes in or below your level. And I have been taking FULL advantage of it. Even though I auditioned and was placed in… Continue reading The Truth About Levels (and other thoughts from Lindyfest)