Experiences

Weather Does Not Wait for You

Weather has been my enemy when traveling.  Like when I traveled to Chicago during a snow storm. But sometimes I use travel to alleviate the pain of weather. I jumped to Florida when we were getting a snow storm at the end of March.  So worth it. But sometimes, those plans …

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Find an Irish Pub Anywhere in the World

I studied abroad in Moscow.  And while I loved the experience, sometimes it got a little lonely. I took a short trip to St. Petersburg which was amazing.  But I was still feeling kind of lonely. Then I came across a beautiful thing. I turned a corner and there was …

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And Then I Ran Through the Museum, Riding a Tauntaun

So, yesterday waws May the Forth.  As in, May the Fourth be with you. My friend and I had a crazy idea.  Why not come to Seattle for May the Fourth? Well, why Seattle? Seattle has a fantastic museum–the EMP Museum–which appreciates general geekier and nerdom. They had a celebration in …

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My Day Helping AUS Airport With Their Operations

aka, interrupting their operations to have a little fun. The Austin MegaDO is a really fun event.  It’s a good chance to run around bar hopping with other fellow avgeeks, plus participate in travel-nerdy activities. Like helping out at the airport. We got to make the boarding announcements.     …

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When Are We Going to Get Gyms on Planes?

With the recent scientific news that sitting for long periods of time causes even more health problems than we’ve assumed, I have to ask–when are we going to get gyms in flight? I’ve often told people that being in flight is not that different from being in the office.  I have the …

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Want Disney Staff to Know Your Child’s Name Magically?

Disney has come out with RFID bands that would enable the Disney staff to know your child’s name as they wander around the park. From Time’s article on their wristbands : The MyMagic+ system is designed to track users’ purchasing habits, and if parents agree to certain settings, employees playing characters in …

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