Stories from my 14-month study abroad in Buenos Aires, my 16-month post-college move to Miami, and my get-me-the-hell-out-of-Miami move to Denver

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Looking back, I kind of wish I would have went to Patagonia while I was in Argentina. I was so close to such a magnificent location. However, I'm also happy I didn't go, because it gives me even more reason to go back.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Most Popular Post

It's really fun to look at my Google Analytics and see how everyone finds my blog. It turns out that an old post, "The Drinks of Argentina" has been the #1 visited page on my blog. Check it out!

In the days to come, I'm going to create a list of all the most popular pages so that you can more easily read the best posts.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Who's Really Fluent?

So I'm going to graduate from college in May. Pretty exciting stuff. However, as I get closer to graduation, something has started to bother me.

I've been working on my resume a lot lately, and in my resume class, under the "languages" section, everyone feels that they can put "Spanish" if they've taken one year of Spanish in college.

I'm sorry but no!

Whenever I'm talking to someone about languages, or I overhear someone in class say they have "Spanish" on their resume, I immediately start talking to them in Spanish. Just plain conversational stuff, nothing difficult. The answer, in English, is always the same, "Oh, I haven't taken Spanish in a couple years, I'm really rusty."

If you get flustered when someone comes up and makes simple conversation with you in Spanish, how in the world can you put that you speak Spanish on your resume. You speak English! Knowing "Hola" "Como estas?" and "Muy bien" does not make you fluent.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Life Update

So I got the urge to write a little update on my life since this past summer, where knowing spanish has gotten me, and some of my thoughts on studying abroad. Stay tuned. Should be up in a day or so.