American TV is kinda making Spanish kids act more like jerks

Today during my class with 11-year-olds, the teacher had them tell me a little about themselves including what they wanted to be when they grow up. I expected maybe doctors, soccer players, musicians, etc- the usual kid fantasy. You wanna know what almost every single kid said? You Tuber. Some said "doctor and YouTuber" others…

All About the Boys

Today I worked at the other school for the first time. Most days my kids are 8-11 years old, but on Thursdays they’re only 6. Cute as hell, but… different. During my get-to-know-Melanie slideshow, they couldn’t control their bodies or mouths, talking the entire time, laying on desks, playing w/loud toys, or whacking other kids…

Leave Hollywood and Go to Spain

  I’m getting great at crowdwork, guys. Who needs stage time in LA when you’ve got three hours of class a day to practice it. And the kids in Spain are great audience. These first two days at the bigger school (by big I mean a few hundred students) have been filled with me introducing…

I’m Moving to Spain btw

I didn't post anything about my dad this trip around, which is weird for this here oversharer ain't it? I spent pretty much the entire time I was home next to him, watching TV and the live action Azlheimers show going on around me. You wanna see something funny? Try going to a memory care…

Madrid: Drama between performance artists 

These street performers crack me up. Tigger was overheating in that costume. But there also seemed to be some tension between him and Dora. She was totally blowing him off lol. Also, the guy with no head- clever. I gave him money. 

Portugal: Women keep me sane

I came back to Lisbon for one last night yesterday. I didn’t see or do anything really. I just showed up at my Dutch friend’s place (the one who took care of me when I was sick) and talked for hours on her balcony as if she was my best friend. Travel does that. My…

This Cute Festival and Thouhts on The French

Apparently there’s this huge old car festival here this weekend. The two french guys staying in this airbnb with me came here with this car of theirs-it’s got two steering wheels and two engines and is kinda crazy but super cool. We couldn’t communicate all that well (we’re talk’n pantomiming shit lol) but I told…