About the Blogger

Hi! Ahoj! Hola! Jambo! Добер ден! Добрий день!

cropped-img_8593I’m AK.

Often described as goofy, compassionate, and purposeful, I seek adventure and knowledge in all things. I’m a twenty-something and graduate of the University of Memphis. For my first two years after college, I lived in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, as part of the Fulbright Program as an English Teaching Assistant. I love lists, numbers (especially the #3), and organization. But on occasion, I abandon my type-A tendencies and embrace spontaneity. For example, I have a knack  for referencing a movie or song in almost every conversation, and I often leave sentences and stories hanging as I jump from one topic to…

These are a few of my favorite things:

(Get the reference??  I told you I have a knack.)

Cities in the USA

  1. Memphis, Tennessee
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Asheville, NC

Cities Elsewhere

  1. Berlin, Germany
  2. London, England
  3. Kyiv, Ukraine

You can see more of my favorites here.


  1. My brother, Ben
  2. John Mulaney
  3. Trevor Noah

Foods I Could Eat Forever

  1. Pita bread and hummus (the real stuff, not Sabra)
  2. Rice and black beans
  3. Chocolate chip cookies


  1. Blogging, duh!
  2. Researching new music and going to concerts
  3. Bulgarian Folk Dancing (народни танци)


  1. Freedom Writers
  2. Remember the Titans
  3. Parent Trap

80s Movies (because they deserve their own category)

  1. When Harry Met Sally 
  2. St. Elmo’s Fire 
  3. The Breakfast Club


  1. The Gospel of Jesus Christ
  2. Education
  3. Poverty

Memphis Restaurants

  1. Young Avenue Deli
  2. Central BBQ
  3. Soul Fish Cafe