Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

So to get on the Internet

January 18, 2013

at the library, you need to buy a $10 library card.

I got your aloha spirit right here.


August 2, 2012

I don’t know if I mentioned this, but if I ever get around to posting the entirety of my travelogue in any sort of coherent linear fashion on here, I want to remember how awed and humbled I was by the overwhelming charity and kindness of strangers.

April 14, 2012

NZ vs. West Indies in Florida!!!!

Unofficial tally [rough draft]

January 15, 2012

NYY – 8 + 1 beanie (knit cap)

LAD – 4

BOS – 3

ATL – 3

NYK – 1

LAL – 1

PHI Eagles – 1

OAK – 1

NYM – 1

MIA Hurricanes – 1

CHI Bears – 1

DET Red Wings – 1

And a Swede wearing a hat he couldn’t explain that simply said “Atlanta.”

January 15, 2012

None of the supermarkets I went to had parking lots.


January 5, 2012

For the Internet’s convenience + ’cause, hey, why not, and ’cause I spent all day figuring it out for myself anyway, I figured why not share the classic Nestlé Toll House Cookie recipe… converted to metric! Nestlé’s European, anyway, right? This may be kind of pointless since half these ingredients are like mining for gold in places that use fucking deciliters, but whatever; I’ll leave it to you to figure out how to get decent American food in your shitty, horrible, backwoods third-world country.


310g (5.5dl) plain flour
5g bicarbonate of soda
6g salt
225g (2 sticks) butter, softened
150g (1.75dl) granulated sugar
165g (1.75dl packed) brown sugar
5ml vanilla extract
2 large eggs
340g NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
100g chopped nuts

PREHEAT oven to 190°C.

COMBINE flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 5 dozen biscuits

Līhuʻe scene report

November 24, 2011

Speck has some stickers running along what I guessed was the main drag. Also, a few tags and a throw from some crew I wanna say is called KMT or KWT or something? (Sorry, I forgot.) But mostly Speck.

And Honolulu is way more crushed than I expected.

…Aaaaaaaand, time!

June 30, 2010

Lucy, I’m home!
So I got back last night at 1 in the morning. I guess this means I’ve come to the end, since I’m back in the Bay, and there’s no more pro cricket games to blog.
I know there’s still a lot I have to fill in, and, I promise I will. I didn’t end up getting that laptop from Pickle so that kind of complicates my intended updating schedule, but I assure you I will fix all the holes + regale you with my tales of freight hopping and rides from… interesting people.

You have to admit

June 21, 2010

There is something about trains…


May 31, 2010

I’m in Houston!