Archive | June, 2015

Summer Holiday Days 32-33

30 Jun

I almost secured the Buster of the Week Award by missing my 6:10 flight this morning. Luckily for me Southwest Airlines has the best customer service in the aviation game. I fux with them hard. No change of flight fees or checked bags fees, and friendly personnel makes them my go to even if I find a cheaper flight. They don’t try to slip them hidden fees on you like other airlines. Anyway, they got me to Minneapolis eventually, by putting me on standby and voila! I’m currently kicking it in the Portland of the midwest. Why are they the Portland of the midwest?

Well let’s see:

Home Brew hysteria? Check.  Lots of bridges connecting the city over a major river? Check. Gorgeous summers to balance out 8 months of shitty weather? Check. Strip clubs on ever corner? Check. Black people pushed out to the northeast side of town. Check. The only thing this town is missing is the legalized weed. C’mon Jesse Ventura. Make it happen Capn’

I like this town though. I’ll definitely have to come up for a baseball game (the stadium is sick), or even come watch the Teen Wolves play during the upcoming basketball season. #thisagoodassgame

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Summer Holiday Days 30-31: The Reset Button

27 Jun


25 Jun

Geeking Out On The Underachievers

25 Jun

Summer Holiday Day 30: Dippin’ My Toe In

25 Jun

I can’t believe that I was seriously considering moving to Asia for an extended period of time. The money sounded good, but this clearly isn’t the point in my life to do something like that.

I was feeling lonely hanging out in downtown Mexico City, compound that with 9-12 months in a country where I know zero KOREAN, and your boy might have gone coo-coo for Coco Puffs.

This was good for me to just get a little taste. There was a two or three week period where I was planning to spend my whole summer down here in Mexico. That would have been too much of a shock for me. This was just enough for a first time deal. I’ll definitely be back. I won’t go to Puerto Vallarta or Sayulita again, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

You can take loads of language coursework, but there are plenty of situations a classroom can’t prepare you for.

” 3 hours before your flight is scheduled to leave, you receive an email from the airline saying your purchase wasn’t completed because your credit card company froze your account for suspicious activity. You have exactly an hour to find a taxi and make it to the ticket counter and fix this problem. Go!”


” You have the worst diarrhea you have ever experienced in your life and you must purchase some electrolytes from the Pharmacia. The clerk doesn’t speak English and there is no label on the Powerade bottles. GO!”

Which brings me to the other lesson about Mexico I learned, when in doubt don’t push out.

I realize now that I prefer Tex-Mex to Mexican food, but I cannot wait to go home and wrap some wieners in bacon and fry them shits up. Time to regain that 10 lbs I lost last week.

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22 Jun

Summer Holiday Day 29: Gringos in Mexico

22 Jun

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