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Chris’s Corner of Conundrums and Comprehension – Episode Two: A Bulgarian in Alaska May 23, 2015

Filed under: Chris's Corner — meganorussell @ 3:31 pm
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Megan and I are spending our third consecutive summer in Denali Park, Alaska, which is quite possibly the most addictively beautiful place I have ever visited. Hence why we keep coming back.

A couple of the bigger corporations that operate in and around Denali hire their staff from around the world, namely from Bulgaria. I love being around people from different parts of the globe. I get to learn about their culture and a few choice phrases, not all of which would necessarily be proper in polite company, but still, it’s a wonderful life experience.

The other night, I got to hear my first Bulgarian joke. One of my Bulgarian colleagues was sitting with my other coworkers and me around a fire. He got to have his first s’more, and he heard many jokes from us. One of my coworkers asked if he had any jokes that he would like to share. He said that he did have one, but it might not translate well. Of course, we all said that we wanted to hear it. And here it is, to the best of my remembrance: (more…)

 

Eye Doctor Phobia March 31, 2014

Filed under: What Doesn't Kill You — meganorussell @ 8:30 pm
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I have a fear of the optometrist. Not an eww this is icky dislike. Not an oh poop this is going to take up my entire day kind of grumpiness. I have a full on loathing of all things eye doctor related.

I don’t have anything weird about eyes. If I get something in my eye, I can fish around on my eye ball for it like a champ. I don’t need contacts, but if I did, I think I could handle those, too.

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