I made it! Home that is. I survived my very first trip to Las Vegas. I know, I know, “everyone” has been to Vegas. I guess I’m just a stick in the mud, and/or I lived in Northern Nevada for 6 years which means I could gamble, drink, shoot guns, and check out strip clubs [...]
Since I’m in San Francisco now, I have had a need for taxi service on occasion. The biggest issue with taxis in San Francisco is that like any big city, it can take a while to get one – especially on busy drinking nights. I had heard about this service called “Uber“; that it was [...]
Recently, I went through several airports (RNO, SLC, ATL, MSP, and YUL) and became indignant when a couple of them (ATL and MSP) required a payment in order to utilize their Wi-Fi. In retrospect, I realize that I really shouldn’t feel that way, but it is hard not to, given the preponderance of free WiFi.
Earlier today, ABC News reported on a man who raised a concern about how his TSA patdown might go, specifically: “If you touch my junk, I’m going to have you arrested”. Not surprisingly, he didn’t get past security, but this brings up a bigger point. Are these patdowns and security measures getting a bit “overenthusiastic”?
A few years back (September 2006 to be specific), my brother and I decided to go to Cancun. We stayed at the Blue Bay Getaway (which is now called “Temptation“). The resort itself was wonderful and was our first experience of going on vacation without anyone else. Also, the hotel being all adult and all [...]
Today I’m adding two new categories to the blog, bringing the total count up to 34. At this point in time, it has become obvious to me that tags would probably be a better system but we’re working with what we got. The two categories are “Travel” and “Japan 2011″ the latter being a child [...]
I know it might seem strange, but I find flying amusing. I’ve been flying since I was a chibi, so I’m not afraid of it. Plus you have to follow the statistics, you are more likely to get killed on the freeway in a car, than flying. Like most, I don’t enjoy turbulence, but that [...]