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Rebekka Laird
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Exploring my Ancestry
Two weeks ago, I decided on a whim that I should take a flight across the country and visit my Aunt Sue in San Jose. I had a couple days off, I could swing it. Aside from a few nightmarish flights, everything worked out well. We saw a local baseball game, d...
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Jesus Christ I haven't posted in a while
So basically I had no idea that it has been so long since my last post (June?!  June!) I apologize to whatever readers I have out there.  Quite a lot has happened since June.  Here are some updates: I have still been writing for French Quarter Magazine In t...
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Here it is! My article on XOJane about being an Abused Au Pair
IT HAPPENED TO ME: I was an illegal Au Pair in Germany and it was a terrifying experience
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Dumpster Date
Could you travel across the globe with a stranger?  What about with no baggage or plans? Professor Jeff " Dumpster " Wilson has been on my radar for a few days now.  He teaches Environmental Science at Huston Tillotston University and is probably best known...
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Big Huge Announcement
Hey everyone, Today is May 14th, a year ago I was spending my first day in Munich, Germany.  And today is the day I got an email from xoJane saying they want to publish it and pay me for it.  I guess it's time to tell you all what happened in the end. I'll ...
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Loïc's Visit
So if you're a friend of mine on Facebook, you might have noticed an influx of pictures featuring the one and only Loïc, my amazing French boyfriend.  Obviously we're long distance right now, so every time we visit one another it's a pretty big deal.  He ar...
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Heathcare in Austria
Ok everyone, this is a gonna be a pretty short post, just because I need to express the huge difference I see in healthcare between my home, a suburb of DC, and Vienna, Austria.  Your results may vary, take what I'm saying with a grain of salt. So I've been...
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Things that make me happy (of the week)
Fun fact of the day:  When drinking a Weissbier, you clink glasses from the bottom to make a toast. This is so the beer doesn't foam up at the top if you're being a little too raucous.   It's always nice to look on the bright side of life, so here are some ...
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