Who is DanaSan?

What would you like to know about me? If we were video chatting your first question would probably be “why don’t you do something about that mole on your face?” Then I’d just stare at you and eat my french fries (In this hypothetical I have french fries available to me at all times as anyone would in a just world) until you stammer something about having to go and sign off.

Yikes, that didn’t go so well. Let’s try again. I’ll ask the questions this time.

Why DanaSan? Great question! It’s a tribute to the four years I spent in Japan teaching English. It was an incredible experience that people enjoy hearing about for the length of a commercial break, and even less than that during March Madness. 

Why Brain Stew? Another great question! It’s a chunky mix of just about anything my brain cooks up. It could be an essay, opinion, or article, but the one thing it will always be is funny! Laughter is like love, lazy Sundays and a bra that fits: there’s not nearly enough in this world.

Why? Just…why? I’ve always had a creative mind that never meshed well with classrooms and office cubicles. All I have to show for my formal education are notebooks full of doodles, and my resume reads like a greek tragedy. I spent years of keeping the crazy thoughts my brain generated on a short leash, but I’ve decided it’s time to let them run free on the internet. Hopefully they’ll make lots of friends, maybe find someone nice and settle down.

So buckle up (or not, I’m not your mother) and enjoy the bumpy ride that is my brain stew.