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Victor Hugo’s Paris

Reading: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Download the book for free at Project Gutenberg) Listening: Highlights from Les Miserables (I’m finishing this up in my hostel in Prague and desperately hoping the Korean girls in my room can’t tell I’m singing along.) The first book I read was a 1950s abridgment/translation of The Hunchback of Notre … Continue reading

Oh it’s beer beer beer… Denmark edition

Okay I promise I have a number of substantial posts ready to go, but they’re all on my iPad and I’m having Internet issues with the durn thing so here’s another from the phone: I arrived in Copenhagen Sunday morning after taking an overnight train from Amsterdam. I thought I would be bored from a … Continue reading

Amsterdam Reading: The Fault in Our Stars

Okay I’m trying this blogging from my phone thing so bear with me if it end up weird. I’m waiting at Amsterdam Centraal to do my reservation for my overnight train to Copenhagen this weekend. I finished my book a few hours ago and figured I’d blog about it. I traded my copy of The … Continue reading

The Louvre is for Selfies

Okay this is the only one I took. But that does not diminish the astonishing number of selfies I witnessed over the course of 6 hours on Saturday at Europe’s grandest art museum. Trusting Serendipity The security and ticket line moved surprisingly quickly, and I headed for the Denon Wing. The Denon Wing houses many … Continue reading

I saw the Eiffel Tower. That means I’m done with Paris right?

For clarification, that title is totally a joke. My first night in Paris, I joined another young woman from the hostel to view the city’s most iconic landmark. There’s not much I can say that hasn’t been said before, so here are some pictures!

Finding Katie Fleeman: The Journey Begins

Here starts the travel edition of Fleemanator Blog i.e. the “Finding Katie Fleeman” project. Continue reading

One Short Day in the Volcano-Destroyed City

Last week, the Fleeman family ventured to Ancient Rome with a trip to the California Science Center for their special Pompeii exhibit. I know embarrassingly little about Rome for a history major, as evidenced by the following conversation: Katie: I wasn’t really planning on going to Greece during my Europe trip. Scott: Pompeii is in … Continue reading

It’s Raining Beys

Last weekend, I broke every social media rule about posting frequency for one reason and one reason only: Beyoncé. Yes, Brittany and I joined the throngs of other pilgrims at the Rose Bowl last yesterday to experience the wonder that is Queen Bey.  We Woke Up Like This I’ll get to Beyoncé soon, but this … Continue reading

Authors Alliance Launch (Storify-ish)

I created a Storify a few months back summarizing the launch of the Authors Alliance in May. Unfortunately, I couldn’t embed it into a WordPress hosted site, so it languished in my drafts folder. Now that I have the time, here’s a makeshift “Storify”/recap of the event: In SF? Come join us at our kickoff! authorsalliance.eventbrite.com … Continue reading

All Together Now; or How I Came to Hate the Zoning Laws

You know an event is off to an auspicious start when your first thought is, “Oh shit I have to mingle?” followed very closely by “It’s okay I get a free beer!” Last week, I went to All Together Now: Technology and Social Responsibility, a Tech Panel hosted by The Bold Italic. Like any good … Continue reading