Had a stopover on Vanuata this morning. It’s where those guys tie ropes to their legs and jump from wooden scaffolding – bungee jumping without the bungees. "Land diving," it’s called. There are two reasons why I came to the … Continue reading
October 2007 Archives
It’s pronounced Nan-di. There’s a mysterious, invisible second N. So why didn’t they just spell it out how it sounds? I don’t know. Got here a few days ago. It was supposed to be a stopover, but my long delay … Continue reading
Went out on day 6. Bad weather hit shortly after we left the harbor. By 11am the rain was pounding down on us. Honga asked what I wanted to do, but there wasn’t much choice. It’s not that the whales … Continue reading
The man at the table behind me is eating noisily. His oafish utensil-clanking and lip-smacking is periodically accented by the sound of fingers being sucked clean. I just turned around to give him a nasty look. I learned that he … Continue reading
Alright, look, I haven’t got a lot of time, so let’s just get this out of the way. Hard disks don’t write in weightless environments. That’s the crux of the matter. All other details are incidental. I showed up at … Continue reading
If do right, no can defense.
I’ve never known how to behave around guys who call each other “bro.” I didn’t grasp the implications until I took my seat on the plane: Friday, 5pm flight from New York to Vegas. Right… I’m seated amidst a bachelor … Continue reading