Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Tiny Bottles

June 21, 2017

This is one of my must-have travel accessories, tiny bottles of Tabasco sauce (though they’re also available in more convenient packets, I vastly prefer these cute little bottles). Sometimes dining on the road can be less than inspiring and Tabasco adds a needed kick. But when I fly (and assuming I don’t need to climb into a rental car after arrival) I often try to squeeze in an early morning Bloody Mary, turbo-charged by a few shakes of this tiny treasure.

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Amster, Amster, Dam Dam Damn!

June 19, 2017

 Lovely photo from one of the world’s most photogenic cities, taken earlier this year. Posting this, though, sort of breaks one of my cardinal rules about travel photography: don’t take photos that have already been taken, like, a billion times and are instantly available on Google Images.

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Roll Baby Roll

June 16, 2017

I was on a location shoot in late May, I think. Between scenes, the client burst into the room to announce that custodians were using Number 2 pencils to hold the rolls of toilet paper in place. Yup. In every stall.

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In Which I Manage To Embarrass Not Only Myself But My Wife Also Too As Well

June 9, 2017

Lisa was able to join me recently on a job near Walnut Creek, CA. – later we joined friends for dinner downtown. While waiting for them to arrive, we relaxed in the lounge with a cocktail. She ordered a Cosmo while I asked for an Old Fashioned. The bartender insisted I try using boogers in my drink. Boogers. Now I’m pretty open minded, and when it comes to cocktails, always ready to try something new. But dude, seriously, boogers? BOOGERS? Not happening. Uh-uh, no way/no how, never, never, never…

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(bartender shows me bottle) Oh. Never mind.

 

Where’s a Good Dike When You Need One?

June 7, 2017

This is what it looks like when you’re working in The Netherlands and you want to check in on the weather back home:

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Procrastinicity

May 31, 2017

I didn’t know this the last time I renewed my passport – about 6 months ago – but a bunch of countries won’t accept passports scheduled to expire within 6 months of your initial date of entry. For Shengen countries – we’re talking Europe here – it’s a mere three months. So check your passport – if it’s expiring this year or early next, get it renewed now.

Behind the scenes at ANCA in Melbourne, Australia

May 27, 2017

Working earlier this year with a delightful client in Melbourne to create one in a series of use case videos. Their customer, ANCA Pty. Ltd., captured these clips and posted them to Instagram. That’s me in the highly fashionable “high viz” vest. Enjoy!

 https://www.instagram.com/p/BRpQFZPhKU3/?taken-by=ancacncmachines

Turn Clothes Hangers into a Sleep Aid

May 19, 2017

You probably already know that you’ll generally sleep better in a room that’s quiet, dark, and cool. There are a lot of tricks I use while traveling to make my room as dark as possible, which helps as I almost always seem to get the second-floor room with the mercury-vapor lamp three feet from the window. I use those trouser hangers, the ones with the clips, to hold the drapes securely closed. Like this:

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