Month: January 2010

The Inherent Sexism of Airport Security

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Jan 15, 2010

I was a smart-ass little kid. This should surprise no one. But in addition to having a smart-ass mouth (smart ass-mouth?), I was also pretty damn proficient when it came to school. And I remember it distinctly biting me in my smart little ass. Sometime in the second grade, the kid sitting next to me…

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Los Angeles: City of … no way … hope?

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Jan 12, 2010

The first time I landed in LAX, I was 14. I was spending a few days with my brother, who was a freshman in college at USC. I remember gawking at the layer of smog and the sprawling, bleached-out landscape. When I got off the plane, my brother, for possibly the first and last time…

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10 travel resolutions and predictions for 2010

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Jan 11, 2010
Posted in: Random Musings

My friend Rachel took the above photo on New Year’s Eve. She was running short on glasses, so we had to write our names on our disposable cups. Rand followed suit, even though he had an actual glass. When simple directions elude you, it’s time to stop drinking. But that is not the moral of…

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Just when you think you’re out …

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Jan 8, 2010
Posted in: Random Musings

your flight gets canceled … or redirected to Madrid. I have to say, and I realize I’m tempting fate just by putting these words to print, we’ve been really lucky when it comes to delays, cancellations, and sitting on the tarmac for hours on end. Unfortunately, as of late our friends have not been so…

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Words of wisdom for traveling with children …

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Jan 8, 2010

I don’t have kids. I won’t insult anyone who does have children by pretending I understand what it’s like to have a child. I can only assume that it’s unbearable. Not that it isn’t wonderful and amazing and all, but just that loving someone so entirely and completely must be kind of exhausting and all-consuming…

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No permission slip required

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Jan 7, 2010
Posted in: Random Musings

You may have heard that spending time with someone from your youth will cause you to behave in much the same way you did when you two were close friends. If it’s a high school friend, you’ll act like high schoolers when you’re together, and the same is true of middle school and elementary school.…

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Los Angeles, tar pits, and old friends.

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Jan 6, 2010

A long, long time ago, when god was a boy, I went to school with a girl named Katie Cohen. We made interesting style choices, in line with the fashion of the mid-90s. Here is evidence of that: –   And while I feel I should apologize to Katie for putting these photos up, she uploaded them to…

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