Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)


Randomly Me Monday: Volume Nine | 10 Day You Challenge


I’m back again with a Randomly Me post and the 10 Day You Challenge.

This one is going to be short and sweet {probably}.

Seven wants:

1) A baby— Yep. I am baby hungry and not ashamed to admit it! Soon… Soon…

2) A return trip to Scotland–I visited in 2004 when I was 18 years old and it has embedded itself deep into my heart. I look forward to visiting with my hubby and experiencing more of that famous Scottish charm (and sexy as hell accent!).

3) A successful career–Ideally, when I have kids I would love to stay home until they are older. But if that isn’t in the cards, I hope to have a fulfilling career in some sort of tourism, hospitality, or recreation capacity. I would love to stay with Princess in a year round position, whether it be in California, Seattle, or Alaska. I would also love to have my own business selling my handmade jewelry or something else I handcraft. I have also contemplated returning to school to get my Masters degree. Oh! And maybe work as a photographer. Clearly I have not narrowed down my plans!

4) Visit every continent–I once had this as a goal for before I got married, but obviously that didn’t work out!

5) Better my health–AKA lose weight and become more active! I want to be the best me possible.

6) Accomplish all my 30 Before 30 goals–I am slowing making progress and have about 3.5 years to go!

7) Stay passionate–I think having passions in life, whatever they may be, keeps us young, interesting, and happy. I have mine and I am sure I will develop more as I get older.


Up next week: six places (SO hard to nail down for a travel bum like me!)

Check out previous weeks’ Randomly Me posts:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5,

10 Day You Challenge posts:

ten secrets, nine loves, eight fears



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‘Casually Pepper Spraying Cop’ Meme

I may not have gotten to see the real thing while in Chicago (see this post), but in a weird coincidence, George Suerat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” made an appearance today while I was browsing NPR.


This meme, and hundreds of others, comes in response to a story out of California’s UC Davis, where on Nov. 18th, a campus police Lt. pepper sprayed a line of sitting, non-violent Occupy Wall Street protestors.

I am not posting to make light of the situation, which I think is despicable, but I do have to admit that I chuckled a little when I saw the image of the ‘Casually Pepper Spraying Cop’ macing the face of the woman in the painting.

Here’s another from the same blogger, Jockohomo:


Tumblr is full of them.

Bet this cop never imagined the shit storm he was going to cause!

That is all.


*In case you don’t know what a meme is (and I didn’t until not too long ago): an Internet meme is “a piece of content or an idea that’s passed from person to person, changing and evolving along the way.”