Monday, December 24, 2007


Alright, I have to take this opportunity to share what my mother and I did last night--we've managed to stick with this tradition for about fifteen years now, and next December it will be sorely missed. In any event, I spent most of the day baking, and most of the evening decorating, and here are a few examples of the finished products. Granted, it's really more an exhibit of my mom's artistry than my own, but I'm quite proud of them nonetheless...

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Just in case anybody wants to send me letters (or small packages not exceeding 2 lbs.), you can use the "diplomatic pouch"--it'll save you the international postage :)

Alicia Cooper, Fulbright
AmEmbassy Dhaka
Department of State
Washington, DC 20521-6120

And I will be mailing postcards--that almost goes without saying--so if I don't have your address, please pass it along!

Happy Holidays!

Nine-and-a-half feet of coniferous joy.
Happy Holidays to all!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Input Needed!

My impending departure (11 days!) has forced me to start thinking about packing. The prospect is a bit daunting, to say the least, so I've decided to ease myself into it by considering what sources of entertainment I can afford to pack. I'm trying to settle on two DVDs and one fun book (along with a few more serious selections).

So, my question:

If you could only have one fun book for a year, which would you choose? (Optional: Why?)