Monthly Archives: February 2011

Normal and Abnormal

This is something that I first noticed a long time ago, but that I am occasionally reminded of when Georgians comment on the behaviors of others. In my English club classes at the Academy, we would ask our students what … Continue reading

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Elvis American Diner: Friday Morning, Saturday Night!

So I finally made it back to the Elvis American Diner that I first reviewed in my post “American food in Tbilisi.” As my new school is directly across the street from the place, I decided to try their burger … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber is Dead

I have so much to post about that I don’t even have time to post! I wanted to share this highlight from one of my seventh grade classes. I was giving a lesson on adpositional “to” and “for” in verbs … Continue reading

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Curry in Georgia

I really thought I’d get around to posting this eventually… but apparently I didn’t. Today one of my previous dinner guests requested the recipe so I sent this to her, and I figured that while I had it on the … Continue reading

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Gone from Gldani, Bound for Bagebi

I’ve moved from one obscure, out-of-the-way Tbilisi neighborhood to another. ************************************************* TLG sent a car around at about 4:45 pm on Tuesday. The staff member was very friendly – she even helped me with my bags, while the driver sort … Continue reading

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TLG improvements and Educational Reforms

On Friday, TLG held a meeting in Tbilisi for local TLG volunteers where we were given information by the TLG staff and then given the opportunity to ask the Minister of Education, Dimitri Shashkin, some questions. The ministry officials took … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

I’m moving on up. Call it a transfer, or a horizontal promotion, maybe. As of tomorrow, I’ll be teaching at a public school in Vake. Vake is the wealthiest neighborhood in Tbilisi. It’s the home of Tbilisi’s Segafredo, of several … Continue reading

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The Vagina Monologues in Tbilisi

We heard about it through the grapevine. My friend Kam mentioned at brunch on Sunday (over some cheddar cheese crepes, hash browns, and mimosas) that The Vagina Monologues would be playing in Tbilisi for V-day. We all wanted to go. … Continue reading

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Getting Around Tbilisi

Getting around Tbilisi is easy if you know what you are doing. Unfortunately, communicating this knowledge poses a significant challenge, especially to people who don’t know the language. The first challenge the enterprising navigator faces in Tbilisi is the total … Continue reading

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This is how I stay out of trouble.

I had lunch today with a dear friend who begged me to stay out of trouble. She wanted me to blog less, to keep a low profile, and make sure I didn’t end up like Ilia Chavchavadze – murdered by … Continue reading

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