Monthly Archives: February 2008

Anthony Bourdain makes clusterf*ck visit to Romania

Tweet If you missed it, you can check this page for the rerun schedule, but I’ll save you the suspense and tell you that Anthony’s trip to Romania was pitifully conceived, planned and executed. Among other things, totally avoidable eff-ups included: • Rather than contacting me, he let his bumbling…

A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer

Tweet I apologize in advance for the length, but not really. I vblog like I write – it’s either 2,000 words or nothing at all. [Cross-posted at This is Why I Love Minneapolis] Share on Facebook

Lonely Planet San Francisco author workshop, February ’08

Tweet Both LP people and sick voyeuristic bystanders have been asking when I’m going to write up a review of the author workshop I attended in rainy San Francisco two weeks ago. When vivid descriptions of impending physical deformities started arriving from the editor pool in Melbourne, I decided I’d…

The definitive guide to airport and airplane etiquette

Tweet It’s been a while since I compiled a lengthy list of my opinions and pet peeves and given them an authoritative title so as to pass them off as travel gospel that panicky newspaper researchers can quote in last second filler stories. (Goddamn I love the internet!) Plus, I…

What I’ve Learned (Feb. 5th, 2008)

Tweet In the US, in order to qualify for a home mortgage loan, you need to have “four concurrent open lines of credit” for the previous two years. That means credit cards, car/student loans, another mortgage… So, to sum up, you need to have copious existing debt in order to…

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