Dear Los Angeles driver, Why are you trying to kill us all? No, seriously. I’m having trouble understanding why we even have to take a road rules test if you’re going to flaunt them all constantly, by swerving through lanes like a boomerang, speeding in exit lanes, never using your turn signals, and generally driving… Continue reading Letter to Los Angeles Drivers
I think it says a lot about my level of ultra-nerdiness that I had a dream about the Metric vs. the American system and that I woke up MAD ABOUT IT. This is what I don’t understand: The American Customary system has no obvious or quantifiable advantage over the metric system. So why are we… Continue reading Metric vs. American
You know you’re in Paris (and therefore no longer in Congo) when you get yelled at by cleaning ladies for asking why the only bathroom in the baggage claim area is closed. You know you’re in Paris when a screaming match ensues with a cab who refuses to take you because he thinks you chose… Continue reading screaming taxis
Today was spent traveling. We left the hotel at 6:30 AM, and went straight to the airport, of course the usual mayhem. One guy checking all the papers in front of a small entrance into the room where the check-in counters were. And the traffic jam that ensues from this poorly placed checkpoint. We managed… Continue reading up in the air
Leili sent me THIS today, about the real three-legged duck, Stumpy. This is the article: Stumpy the duck – who became famous around the world after being born with four legs – has lost one of its extra limbs after getting it caught in his pen. Stumpy caught the media’s attention worldwide after… Continue reading Will the real 3LD please stand up?
So, after I arrived in Brazzaville and got to the waiting area for my last flight, along with our dearest family friend Emile, we realized our plane had been canceled. The Congolese Government had requisitioned our noon plane and we ended up waiting from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM for the plane to return. Omar… Continue reading Waiting in the southern hemisphere