SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

March 7, 2011

I know I shouldn’t complain, because the weather in Florida was awesome and we went to the Honda Classic and a Red Sox spring training game … but I’ve been at JFK for hours, stranded because of weather in Vermont (2 feet of new snow) and I’m kind of wishing I had either stayed in Florida or stayed in Florida.  I found myself asking … myself, what would a stranded traveling Cyndi Lauper do?

And here is the answer:

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Charlie Sheen is on fire of late.  Did you know that he published a book of poetry in the eighties?  Here is the link to some selections.

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I had a conversation at dinner about how messed up Florida is, crime-wise, and that it’s one of the most dangerous places to be, as a child.  Oddly enough, I came across this link this morning.

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SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

June 10, 2010

So, in keeping with my epic late-ness, here is my case of the Monday’s post … on Thursday evening.  And here is my list of excuses.

1. I’m in the middle of moving.

2. My son is graduating from nursery school tomorrow.  Yes, now they have graduations although the cap and gown have yet to make an appearance.

3. I was planning to write Sunday night, only we got delayed on our way back from this awesome wedding in VA (the entire wedding was in the pool at the end of the night – in full wedding attire).

4. I’m always always late.  It runs in my family.

I’m done with the disclaimers.  Onto the links …

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I think I could pack this site with awkward photos, but they seem to be doing a great job without my input.

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Now the biggest spill in history, here is a way to gauge the size of the catastrophic Gulf oil spill in a way that hits home.

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“At 51, I have decided fantasy should be limited to sex, not football.”
David Remnick comes out against fantasy sports.

courtesy the Awl

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Forget bungee jumping and sky diving.  This looks pretty awesome.  This was shot in Bermuda.


HE SAID: US Airways

January 12, 2010

As someone who traveled through airports constantly over the past five years, I sympathize with anyone who has miserable airport/airline experiences.  I mean, I was the guy who looked into buying any URL that sounded like “www.airlineindustrycanlickmyballs.com.”  So, Nifer, I sympathize with you in this situation in every way.  Overbooking flights is a horrific way to do business, and as a result airlines are losing clients such as yourself (however, I’ve flown just about every major US based airline, and they all do it, so avoiding US Airways probably won’t solve your problem.)

However, my issue with you, Nifer, lies in the fact that you know airlines overbook; especially the Sunday after New Years!  Knowing this, and knowing that you do everything short grocery shopping and sex with your iphone, how the hell did you not think to check in online?! Actually, for the record, it would not surprise me to learn that you use your iphone in some sort of creepy cyber-sex way.  You are a seasoned traveler, who should have been able to avoid the situation.  And, there is no one that knows you that actually believes you got to the airport on time. No one.

That all being said, you got screwed by an industry that likes to bend people over all the time, in every way imaginable.  My trip this past weekend out to Hawaii (yes, I’m blogging from Maui, though I think I’m still enjoying my vacation as I am currently writing 10 yards from the Pacific Ocean), went incredibly smoothly, considering I had to fly through O’Hare – a shitstorm 12 months a year, even moreso in the winter.  But when I get on a 9 hour flight, I was really shocked I had to pay $9 for an effing roast beef sandwich (and by roast beef sandwich, I mean shitty stale bread with one slice of roast beef between it).  I’m not trying to compare my situation to yours in any way, merely trying to show no matter how good a flight goes, there is always something to complain about with the airlines.  For more, see an old blog.

While we are here, I’m going to briefly touch upon the new TSA rules pertaining to international flights after the recent attempted bombing.  The whole”can’t go to the bathrom last hour of the flight” thing really pisses me off.  Is this because a terrorist is more likely to blow up the plane right near the destination as opposed to somewhere over the atlantic?  If so, this really isn’t comforting anyone of the 300 or so passengers on the 777.  I have a better idea…how about the TSA hire competent people to do their jobs properly so nothing gets on the plane that doesn’t belong.  And in case TSA is reading this, I think you do a wonderful job, please don’t put me on any watch list, and search me everytime I fly.