Category Archive: Everyday humors

Am I naked up here or something? First reflections on teaching

I’m a little late on this post, because the last week has been hectic and exhausting to say the least. You know how they always tell you that when giving a speech you should try to picture that everyone in the crowd is naked? Well, last week, during my first teaching lesson, it felt like …

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Discovering Textile House

It’s nice to know that no matter where I go, I can always manage to shop. Or is it? My mom would probably argue no. Today, after another work day at the school, I went with one of my roommates to a second-hand clothing store called Textile House. It’s sort of like Plato’s Closet in …

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From Slivovitz to foreign grocery shopping

I have now consumed fried cheese twice and gone through training for how to correctly (and respectfully) say “no” to Slovak Slivovitz. Slivovitz is strong alcohol that’s often called “plum brandy,” but it is made with all different types of flavors. And, according to the true-and-false question that I was given on the subject, the …

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