Tuesday, December 7, 2021

My Bag Is Where?

In the last ten days I flew 26,000 miles from the US to the Middle East to Shanghai to Bali to Singapore and back. I flew on Shower Class on Emirates and Suite Class on Singapore...

Judgment Day

It's judgment day today for my World Cup Expat dreams, the day I send off my passport to the Consulate of Mongolia to obtain my work visa. Sending off my passport for visas, extra pages...

Man vs. Himself: My 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest

In AP English we learned that all novels have the following protagonist vs. antagonist: Man vs. Man Man vs. Nature Man vs. Himself What Mrs. Frillici could not anticipate was yet another antagonist- Man vs. Food (a TV show...

Man vs. Nature: Into the Wild

We all saw when it came to man vs. himself who triumphed. Even though I didn't complete the hot dog challenge successfully, I contest that there was victory in defeat. Today man challenged nature and...

Anytown, USA

Kramer had it right when he installed a screen door on his New York apartment giving him "the cool evening breezes of Anytown, USA." That's what comes to mind as I check out from the...

I Found Hidden Valley

Why do you travel? Is it for food, drink, or the combination of both, culture. I have written extensively about the best places in the world for pho. Montana may not be the best place...

Your Tent Has Been Upgraded

Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Gold, SPG Platinum all have perks that have been blogged about ad nauseum: late checkout, complimentary breakfast, and suite upgrades. Blah blah blah, every points person has already reviewed every hotel and...

I’m Coming Home

Before anyone ever cared where I practiced law, I was a kid from Southeast Michigan. It's where studied. It's where I crammed. It's where I napped. It's where I snoozed. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen...

The Windy And Rainy City

Today was interesting. I flew out of Anytown to Seattle which does not have an American Airlines Lounge unless you lie and tell them that you are flying American within the day (whether they...

Glory Was on His Foot

Glory was on his foot and he let it slip away. Was it Messi's fault that Argentina lost? Certainly not, but fault is irrelevant. What is relevant is cementing one's place in history. And Messi...
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