Archive for May, 2010

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Hilton Hotels are nickle n’ diming bastards

May 31, 2010

The Goddamn Hilton!  Those goddamn money grubbing bastards!

Oh how nice of them…

Provided for your Convience.  If you require Use of this Travel Kit, $7 plus applicable sales tax and 17% will be billed to your account.

I did the math… for a shitty no name toothbrush, .6 ounces of paste and a single blade razor… $9.39!  You muthafucakfers

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Hey Chicago

May 31, 2010

Chicago, May 2009 – I was just beginning to fall in love with my city.  Recent travels brought me back to the Windy City.  Suffice to say, I cannot wait to see the Golden Gate!

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Tap water tastes funny

May 25, 2010

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HEADLINE: New Resident Killed by Car

May 22, 2010

According to The Death Clock I will die on this date:

But I already know this is incorrect.

I will die in the following manner.  I will be riding my bike to work – messenger bag pregnant with the weight of computers, chargers and cables) will be precariously draped across my back, resting squarely on my right hip.  I will attempt to adjust my left ear bud – which is always popping out –  when my pencil thin tires will encounter a slight bump.

This will be the precise moment when I wish I wore a helmet, or at the very least headed the concern (phrased politely as questions) offered by those who have seen my ride “Aren’t you a little beefy for that bike?” or “Doesn’t a bag that heavy on your hip throw off your balance?” and finally “Doesn’t it freak out riding a bike with no brakes, your feet strapped on to the pedals?” 

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This is an actual website

May 19, 2010

I created a minor montage just to give you a flavor.

The name sums this one up. SKETCHYBUNNIES.COM

Sketchy Bunnies

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permission to steal

May 18, 2010

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A Good Traveler

May 18, 2010

“Hi, I am Dan, and I am a gadget-holic” “HI DAN”, the assembled geeks, sitting in a support circle, would mandatorily respond.

I scour technology websites for electronics I do not need, nevermind afford.  I covet their accessories, adapters, chargers and protective neoprene cases.   I am exactly the kind of guy who cannot use his $429 – 12.2 mega-pixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom without wishing it was the newer and so slighlty updated (but virually identical) model.

Blame California, but I recently came across some quotes, which admittedly are a bit out of character, yet have continued to resonate.

I am sharing these quotes with one condition ….promise me that if I keep posting these “Chicken Soup” clichés  or ever talk about seahorses (even jokingly) – you will  pepper me with well deserved hate mail and ignore my blog (and me) altogether.  Deal?

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“A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

“We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Rogers

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.” – E.F. Schumacker

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

“People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” – Albert Einstein