Best of 2009


Bestof2009

You may notice that I have been putting up very picture-heavy posts to distract you away from the fact that I haven’t had any content, like some kind of bread and circuses program.  That’s because I am getting ready for THE NEW YEAR.  You’ll be seeing some changes (for the better-I hope!) on the blog to make it look a little more solid.

In the meantime, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite blog posts from last  year.

As I was working on my plan for this blog for the next year over a jar or two of Nutella, I realized that my mission always remains the same: to write about what I find fascinating, amazing, and beautiful in the world in hopes that other people find it fascinating and want to talk about it, too.  I do it  in the only way I can write about it-through the lens of someone who has grown up as a semi-outsider in the country that is currently the epicenter of the universe and is torn between at least three different worlds, if not more, and someone who, by profession and education, takes almost everything with a huge grain of salt.

Enjoy!

January:

I cried unabashedly at Disney movies and complained about changing my last name

February:

Haunting container boxes, sitting empty in ports **

March:

I mourn the women of Kabul and, also, people that have subprime mortgages **

April:

I complain about being a married career woman in DC

May:

I go to the World Bank and compare Nutellas

June:

[Bestof2009

You may notice that I have been putting up very picture-heavy posts to distract you away from the fact that I haven’t had any content, like some kind of bread and circuses program.  That’s because I am getting ready for THE NEW YEAR.  You’ll be seeing some changes (for the better-I hope!) on the blog to make it look a little more solid.

In the meantime, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite blog posts from last  year.

As I was working on my plan for this blog for the next year over a jar or two of Nutella, I realized that my mission always remains the same: to write about what I find fascinating, amazing, and beautiful in the world in hopes that other people find it fascinating and want to talk about it, too.  I do it  in the only way I can write about it-through the lens of someone who has grown up as a semi-outsider in the country that is currently the epicenter of the universe and is torn between at least three different worlds, if not more, and someone who, by profession and education, takes almost everything with a huge grain of salt.

Enjoy!

January:

I cried unabashedly at Disney movies and complained about changing my last name

February:

Haunting container boxes, sitting empty in ports **

March:

I mourn the women of Kabul and, also, people that have subprime mortgages **

April:

I complain about being a married career woman in DC

May:

I go to the World Bank and compare Nutellas

June:

](https://vkblog.github.io/2009/06/29/the-victorian-error-rooster/) (I do a lot of complaining around here.)

July:

I fast for Tisha B’Av and complain about that, too

August:

I make Uzbek food

September:

I review Amreeka, a very touching movie

October:

I go to a lecture at the Middle East Institute and write a poem about Nutella

November:

I learn about the [Bestof2009

You may notice that I have been putting up very picture-heavy posts to distract you away from the fact that I haven’t had any content, like some kind of bread and circuses program.  That’s because I am getting ready for THE NEW YEAR.  You’ll be seeing some changes (for the better-I hope!) on the blog to make it look a little more solid.

In the meantime, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite blog posts from last  year.

As I was working on my plan for this blog for the next year over a jar or two of Nutella, I realized that my mission always remains the same: to write about what I find fascinating, amazing, and beautiful in the world in hopes that other people find it fascinating and want to talk about it, too.  I do it  in the only way I can write about it-through the lens of someone who has grown up as a semi-outsider in the country that is currently the epicenter of the universe and is torn between at least three different worlds, if not more, and someone who, by profession and education, takes almost everything with a huge grain of salt.

Enjoy!

January:

I cried unabashedly at Disney movies and complained about changing my last name

February:

Haunting container boxes, sitting empty in ports **

March:

I mourn the women of Kabul and, also, people that have subprime mortgages **

April:

I complain about being a married career woman in DC

May:

I go to the World Bank and compare Nutellas

June:

[Bestof2009

You may notice that I have been putting up very picture-heavy posts to distract you away from the fact that I haven’t had any content, like some kind of bread and circuses program.  That’s because I am getting ready for THE NEW YEAR.  You’ll be seeing some changes (for the better-I hope!) on the blog to make it look a little more solid.

In the meantime, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite blog posts from last  year.

As I was working on my plan for this blog for the next year over a jar or two of Nutella, I realized that my mission always remains the same: to write about what I find fascinating, amazing, and beautiful in the world in hopes that other people find it fascinating and want to talk about it, too.  I do it  in the only way I can write about it-through the lens of someone who has grown up as a semi-outsider in the country that is currently the epicenter of the universe and is torn between at least three different worlds, if not more, and someone who, by profession and education, takes almost everything with a huge grain of salt.

Enjoy!

January:

I cried unabashedly at Disney movies and complained about changing my last name

February:

Haunting container boxes, sitting empty in ports **

March:

I mourn the women of Kabul and, also, people that have subprime mortgages **

April:

I complain about being a married career woman in DC

May:

I go to the World Bank and compare Nutellas

June:

](https://vkblog.github.io/2009/06/29/the-victorian-error-rooster/) (I do a lot of complaining around here.)

July:

I fast for Tisha B’Av and complain about that, too

August:

I make Uzbek food

September:

I review Amreeka, a very touching movie

October:

I go to a lecture at the Middle East Institute and write a poem about Nutella

November:

I learn about the](https://vkblog.github.io/2009/11/30/dr-maia-singh-and-the-indian-jews-of-israel/) and avoid Black Friday

December:

I watch an extremely touching movie from Kazakhstan and talk to a friend about his life in New York