Category Archives: America.

Hikeventure on Nor Cal’s Lost Coast

This city gal has become a bit more outdoor-minded as she’s gotten older -The woods have become less a place to burn one in secret and more a place to enjoy, explore, walk, swim, run, bike, and conquer. One of the things I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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One Month In: Thoughts on San Francisco

I’m riding on the tail end of an awesome weekend here in San Francisco and thought I’d write up what I’ve been thinking and feeling about this city. It was never my dream to move to San Francisco, but boom, … Continue reading

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On Moving to California

  Four years ago, I moved to Brussels, Belgium knowing only one person who broke my little 22-year-old heart as soon as I arrived. Last year, I quit my steady job in New York to move down and travel around … Continue reading

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Alice’s Accent Tag

Finally got around to doing one of these bad boys myself. I hope you enjoy listening to the melodic sounds of my own voice 🙂 Please feel free to go ahead and do your own Youtube accent tag if you feel … Continue reading

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Oh, Europe!

For Management class we’ve had to do this assignment on the wine industry in the “Old World” versus the “New World”. It’s based off a case study written by an Australian (New World) professor at the Harvard Business School, and to say that its … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all: Some thoughts on food words

I frequent Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com probably more than most people, because what fun is speaking or writing if you can’t out-vocab someone? They’ve also got a great blog that I occasionally peruse when Gawker gets overly snarky or the BBC … Continue reading

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NYC Accent Tour

Fred Armisen of Portlandia notoriety, specifically of the brilliant two-hipsters-go-out-to-a-restaurant skit (at the end of this post) recently did NYC accent improv at a charity event. Spectators called out different NYC neighborhoods and boroughs and Armisten did his best impression of … Continue reading

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