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Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

Tourist Arrested in Dubai for Touching Man’s Hip in Bar

Bar Blur

A British citizen was arrested in Dubai for inadvertently touching another man’s hip in a bar.  He’s facing three years in jail. From the Guardian: The 27-year-old electrician is said to have been holding a drink, moving through a crowded bar, and held a hand in front of him to ...

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Fly from DC to Sydney, Australia for ~$900

Sydney Opera House

Here’s a great sale to Sydney, Australia out of the DC-area. You can fly on American to Australia for $903 round trip (taxes included).  Fares are good through the end of the year and beginning of 2018. As always, the Flight Deal has all the details. I subscribe to the ...

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This Tuesday! Our Next Meetup in the NoVA/DC/MD Area

A reminder that our next meetup is coming up very soon.  And I look forward to seeing you all there!  And I’m sure Ed doesn’t mind people showing up either. —— It’s almost that time again.  What time?  Time for another GeekyPizza meetup! Our next meetup will be Tuesday, October ...

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Ryanair Cancels 18,000 Flights, Affecting 400,000 Travelers

Ryanair has done something very Ryan-airy.  They canceled 18,000 flights.  Over 400,000 passengers were booked on these flights. According to the Independent: A total of 34 routes will be suspended over the winter, including London Stansted to Edinburgh, Newcastle to Faro, London Gatwick to Belfast and Glasgow to Las Palmas. ...

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Reminder: DC-Area Meetup is October 10th!

Just a reminder that the next DC-meetup is coming up!  We (Pizzainmotion and I) look forward to seeing everyone! ——————– It’s almost that time again.  What time?  Time for another GeekyPizza meetup! Our next meetup will be Tuesday, October 10th, from 6-9pm. This time we’ll be in the Tysons Corner ...

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Sale on Tailgating Gear on Amazon Today

Football season is upon us!  Amazon has a huge deal on tailgating gear, which is apropos since I just got the first “let’s go tailgating!” email from my alumni association.  (While I don’t live near our school, I live near a few of our rivals). They have both NFL and NCAA ...

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Fly East Coast to Long Beach, CA for $186

JetBlue has a great deal.  You can fly from Fort Lauderdale to Long Beach for only $186, with multiple dates (through 2018) available. Valid for travel until early December or January, 2018 – early February, 2018. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure.   Read more: http://www.theflightdeal.com/2017/09/23/jetblue-186-fort-lauderdale-long-beach-california-and-vice-versa-roundtrip-including-all-taxes/#ixzz4tVcWYynZ Unfortunately, ...

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Lightning Deal on My Favorite International Adapter

I’m currently using this travel adapter to write this blog post!  For the next ~5.5 hours (from the time of publication), you can get a highly-rated travel adapter with fast charging and USB ports for $18 . PORS-ELA International Travel Power Adapter with 2.4A Dual USB Charger & Worldwide AC Wall Outlet Plugs ...

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The Next NoVA/DC/MD Frequent Traveler Meetup is October 10th!

It’s almost that time again.  What time?  Time for another GeekyPizza meetup! Our next meetup will be Tuesday, October 10th, from 6-9pm. This time we’ll be in the Tysons Corner area, easily accessible via the Silver Line (Tysons Corner Station). Register here. Even though summer is quickly fading away, we ...

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