Memorable Moments in an Alien World











I have been trying to sublet a room in my apartment for a number of months. It is conceivable to believe that finding a flatmate in Los Angeles can be a bit of a bizarre search. There are few things in life that are as intimate as asking someone to live with you. Yet Read the rest of this entry »



{January 19, 2013}   Punching the Impossible.

Occasionally, something unbelievable happens. Like the pilot who landed his plane on the Hudson River. Or the mountain lion that wandered into downtown Santa Monica from the Santa Monica Mountains.

This is one such account.

Many people have been inquiring as to how I injured my right hand. It’s been in a half cast for over two weeks now and never before I have realized how much I truly utilize my dominate hand.

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It happened like this: Read the rest of this entry »



Awhile back I met some friends at the Los Angeles Annual Lithuanian Fair.

Being surrounded by a foreign culture – even just for an afternoon – reminded me of my time spent in Europe and caused a pining in me for travel. Read the rest of this entry »



{March 17, 2012}   The Rewards of Loitering

I am slowly attempting to get to know the hot spots in LA and acquaint myself with the hidden gems in the second largest city in America. As I moved to LA for work, I have spent the majority of my time completely immersed in my job and I haven’t set much time aside to explore Los Angeles.

But my soul NEEDS to seek out and explore my new city, so I am trying to make more time to find the spots that make Los Angeles, well, Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »



Living in a new place that is rather foreign to me is bringing out my unabashed risk-taking side. It’s fun…mostly. It also leaves me with the distinct impression that I may just end up having to change my phone number and/or name. Either way, it spices up my day.

“Amanda, what could you possibly be doing that would leave you with that impression?” you may ask. Well, I’ll give two examples. Read the rest of this entry »



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