Archive for July, 2010

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All the Wine

July 31, 2010

“I’m put together beautifully
Big wet bottle in my fist, big wet rose in my teeth
I’m a perfect piece of ass
Like every Californian
So tall I take over the street, with highbeams shining on my back
A wingspan unbelievable
I’m a festival, I’m a parade

And all the wine is all for me”

“All the Wine” by The National

As I landed in San Francisco this morning I had this song on repeat

– “All the Wine” by The National

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Handi Travel Tip # 45

July 29, 2010

The Handicap Special

Lets face it, if you are in a wheelchair or otherwise handicapped the odds of traveling to (or affording) a 4 or 5 star hotel are slim.  Yet, these hotels are all required by law to have customized rooms set aside…just in case.  (Just in case a guy like me needs a room at an otherwise sold out establishment).

I never misrepresent myself.  I am able-bodied and proud of it!  This is the trick, all you have to do is request an “Accessible Room”.   The hotel cannot ask you if you are disabled, or why you need the room… Simply making the request unlocks a whole slew of doors.  Perfect right?

Handicap rooms are always larger, closer to the elevator and if you are willing to use your imagination, chock-full of handi little amenities.  Doorbell! European Style Shower!  Laptop Toilet Stand!

NO ONE will say that I am sensitive or politically correct but perhaps the wording on the doorbell could use a little tweaking.  I mean, Don’t you think these people are already somewhat prone to being depressed on account of the whole not walking or being normal thing?

Read it for yourself, Its wrong, right?

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How does it feel?

July 27, 2010

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Not Halloween = Super-awesome

July 26, 2010

Just got sent a picture from home, its of my nephew Maxwell rocking the “S” for no good reason!

“Hey Max,  This is important!  A random Tuesday in July is always just as good of a time as Oct 31st to wear a costume and never let anyone teach you different!”

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One Camera, Fifteen Months

July 23, 2010

Last spring when I picked up my little black Sony camera it was considered cutting edge for combining a touch screen display with crisp 12.1 megapixel images, stereo audio and high definition video.

I have taken thousands of photos all over the world and it still works perfectly.  I think it’s the first time I have owned a piece of technology that Best Buy discontinued before I had a chance to break or outgrow.

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Horrible, simply horrible!

July 22, 2010

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That Moose in Wisconsin

July 21, 2010

If you saw a picnic table placed under a 20′ tall moose you would’ve done it too!