laughter is the best medicine

A late-20s university grad living in the Bay Area.

Aspiring polyglot with Spanish and Japanese under my belt. My eyes are set for French, German, Italian, and Hawai'ian. I often get distracted from my language learning. You can find me as 'moon_goddess' on Memrise, or DM me for Lang-8 or Busuu contact information.

My obsessive-compulsions include stopping the microwave only when the time remaining is divisible by five and reading the fine print on commercials.

My first sip of tea was out of my baby bottle. I make one of the best cuppas you’ll ever taste.




the title of my autobiography is going to be “that’s not how you spell my name”

(via quitecheeky)

My downstairs neighbors’ daughter came up our back stairs into our kitchen and picked up Gavin. All without permission.

Drake only barked at her and Wayne didn’t know how to react…

When I got home and he told me and I demanded he talk to the neighbors. The mom said she was already aware as her daughter told her and that she told [the kid] that she shouldn’t have done any of it without permission and not to do it again.

Y’all don’t even know how hard it is for me not to go downstairs and choke [my neighbor] out.

I’m dead

Jareth would win though.


I’m dead

Jareth would win though.

(via idratherbereading)


Polyglot: How I Learn Languages by Kató Lomb

Okay, for those that don’t know who Kató Lomb is, she was a Hungarian interpreter, translator and one of the very first simultaneous interpreters in the world. I believe she was in her forties when she started studying…

I have this downloaded on my Nexus. Hopefully I can power through it this weekend.

Liu Maoshan: born in 1942, is a native of Suzhou, Jiangsu province. He is now vice-president of the Suzhou Chinese Painting Academy and a member of Chinese Artists Associations. He is rated as a national first class artist.

(via thefistofartemis)

Anytime I want to feel out of touch with pop culture today I just watch entertainment gossip shows or music awards of some sort.

Kanye is so meta he probably writes slash about 808 and Heartbreaks’ Kanye and Yeezus’ Kanye.

Kanye is so meta his Sims are a family of the various personality attributes of himself.

I’m so tired I want to cry.

On side bar: I can’t take baths to relax in anymore because I’ve fallen asleep [with the water full] four times, so I’m a bit paranoid about teasing fate with a fifth time.

/pity party

While visiting my SIL in Germany last year, we went to “wine fest” in a nearby village. We took the bus as we couldn’t all fit into Michelle’s car.

When we got off at the station this random, annoyed German woman was huffing and puffing. She was clearly lost and none of the other German patrons could help her, so she walked over to us - my SIL, her two kids, FIL, Wayne, and me. My nephew is the one who speaks the most German out of any of us, but she was being casually racist [to everyone else aside from my FIL who dressed v much like a tourist] and started rambling off in German to me.

I didn’t say “ich nicht sprechen deutsch”, “keine deutsch”, “nein”, or whatever I’m supposed to say in German as I didn’t want to encourage her. I apologized in English and said “I don’t speak German” and as I was motioning to my nephew, her hand came up to my face and she did the gestural ‘whatever’/’talk to the hand’ to me.

And that is my most recent encounter with ‘the hand’ is over a decade ago. I thought that was a dead concept TBH.