I Enjoy Going Blogtoberfesting

Today's Blogtoberfest post wasn't actually on this blog, but on my language and travel site SitzmanABC.com. You can read it here. It was about how in English, we often say "go + --ing," as in "go walking," "go bowling," or "go spelunking" (Shit, I forgot that one! Oh well.) Anyhow, we were talking about it in class on Saturday, so I thought I'd make a list of 101 "go + --ing" activities. It was kinda fun. If you're interested, check it out. Thanks for reading! Read more [...]


Just a quick re-cap from Blogtoberfest: It was awesome! Many thanks to everyone who checked out the posts. I actually got up to 31, which is one more than last year. We'll have to see what I can get done next year!I'll also include the Pictures of the Day from October if you'd like to check them out. You can see larger versions of them and the October Leftovers on flickr, or you can just check out the slideshow here: Read more [...]


I originally had combined this post with the last post about the Animal Sanctuary, but it became really huge so I divided them since they're not related, anyhow.I put a message on Twitter the other day talking about an app called Box giving away 50 GB of cloud storage to iOS 5 users. I've not got an iPad or an iPhone, but I'm sure a lot of you do. Still, I do have an iPod touch, which is basically like an iPhone without the phone (and with a crappier camera, unfortunately). Nevertheless, I downloaded Read more [...]

Wild Animal Sanctuary

I recently saw this picture on Stern.de:At first I couldn't figure out what it was, but then I read the caption:"Keenesburg/Colorado, USA. Noch feiern die Amerikaner zwar nicht Erntedank, Truthahn gibt es für den Löwen aber trotzdem schon. Der gerupfte Vogel wird dem Tier im Wildtier-Schutzgebiet serviert, in dem rund 290 Löwen, Tiger, Bären, Wölfe und andere große Fleischfresser leben. Das Gelände ist das älteste und größte seiner Art in den USA."That more or less means:"Although Americans Read more [...]

The Ghosts of Halloween Costumes Past

They don't really celebrate Halloween here in Costa Rica. Well, I guess they do have some parties, but since it's not part of the cultural background here, it feels a bit like forced cultural imperialism. But in this case, it's strange because the country is forcing the cultural imperialism on itself, if that makes any sense. As long as they don't try to adopt Thanksgiving, possibly my favorite holiday, I'll probably be OK. But Thanksgiving is ours, man!But hey, Halloween's OK by me. We didn't go Read more [...]

Swissta Rican Quiz Answers!

I meant to post the answers to the quiz last night but our power went out a couple times over a few hours. If you've not checked out the quiz, it's easy: all you have to do is decide whether 9 pictures were taken in Costa Rica or Switzerland. Go here if you still want to try it.So, here are the answers:1. Switzerland 2. Switzerland3. Switzerland4. Costa Rica 5. Costa Rica 6. Costa Rica 7. Costa Rica  8. Costa Rica9. Costa RicaSo, how'd you do? Thanks for reading, and check back later today Read more [...]