Proof Postive

Oct 20, 2011 1 Comment

My bother is weird. I’ve always known this. He embraces it. It’s par for the course for the Fails children. While he was here in Denver, we went to the REI flagship store. It’s the best outdoor store ever invented. This one comes with it’s own rockclimbing wall inside. Just in case you want to […]

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Ode to Sweden

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

For my last post on Sweden I’d like to call out all the ways they love American things. In the last few weeks I was there, we went to a mega-store. Like Wal-Mart on crack. They were all shocked to know it was larger than even the super Wal-Marts. Seriously, this thing was ridiculous. Anyways, […]

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Some H&M for Em

Jun 27, 2011 1 Comment

So I have a confession to make. I thought that H&M, the most wonderful clothing store, was from the UK. Prob cause Em told me about it and she studied abroad in Scotland.  I sadly did not know I was mistaken in this belief until I walked into the Flagship Store in Stockholm, Sweden and […]

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The Search for the Elusive English Bookstore

May 07, 2011 2 Comments

In preparation for my impending 14 hour train trip to Beijing, I thought I’d find a bookstore and stock up. It’s humanly not possible to attempt such a journey without a new book. Just saying. My handy dandy tourist map informed me that there was an English language bookstore just down the block from the […]

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The Night Markets

Apr 03, 2011 No Comments

My new favorite thing to do on my first night in a new town is to hit the night market. I’ll use Luang Prabang Market as an example: Reason #1: Food Stalls Night markets are always set up with local food stalls lining the roads. Here you’re able to find good cheap eats to satisfy […]

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I heart straws!

Mar 27, 2011 1 Comment

Asians love drinking straws. Seriously. They honestly cannot understand how you could drink something without a straw. Buy a soda and they throw in a straw. Buy two bottles of water and you’ll get two straws. Eyeing that fried chicken at a street stall? You’ll get a straw, just in case. Don’t bother trying to […]

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Gettin Sick in Asia

Mar 27, 2011 2 Comments

It’s a interesting experience to be sure. So far I have managed to be extremely lucky with my heath until I came down with this blasted cold. It’s set up shop in my lungs and is refusing to leave.  I finally asked my hostel today about finding a doctor and they stared at me in […]

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My new love/love relationship with my iPhone

Feb 03, 2011 2 Comments

I posted before I left that I couldn’t unlock my iPhone from stupid AT&T since I had upgraded to the 4.1 software. This was most vexing to me as I loved my iPhone and all it’s fabulousness. However I recently saw that they had managed to crack the new baseband and a solution was available […]

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7 thoughts on Australia

Jan 14, 2011 3 Comments

After arriving in Australia, I’d like to share the following thoughts on it’s people and customs. 1. They have an Apple Store right next to a Target! This was my new Mecca and I would never leave. 2. These pants are never acceptable. Ever. (I took that for you Em) 3. I believe this policy […]

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WTF is this made of?!?!

Dec 03, 2010 2 Comments

I finished the book I had brought with me and today decided to buy a new one. I had passed a huge bookstore on Queens Street several times in downtown Auckland and thought it would a good place to start looking. I could not have been more wrong! Let’s take a look shall we? This […]

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My love/hate relationship with my iPhone

Nov 04, 2010 1 Comment

Alright I love this phone. I really really do. Except for the phone part. Don’t get me wrong, the apps are amazing! Maps have changed my life. But talking on it? Suckface! And now to make matters doubly worse, since I’ve upgraded to their recent 4.1 software and I can’t unlock my phone. I was […]

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