May 27, 2008
“When I land in a foreign city, suddenly, every ounce of my being is alert. Talking is a challenge. Flushing the toilet is an adventure. Buying a package of gum can become a 30-minute ordeal in which I must pay total attention. Foreign travel is a full-body workout, and I love the rush. It makes me feel bold. It makes me feel smart. It makes me feel like I’m finally pooling all my schooling and talents and skills into a concentrated, combined effort, that I am being–to steal a line from the army–the very best I can be, and I can’t help but think it pleases the divine to see me living in the moment and not zoning on the couch.”
You should go read the rest now. Kelly also writes for Global Roam Ink, a site that promotes an interest in travel as an educational experience – it is aimed at teachers (there are lesson plans and such), but I think it appeals to anyone who loves to travel and read about others’ adventures.
February 13, 2008
For some reason, HuffPollstrology from the Huffington Post amuses me way too much, probably because it mocks the endless series of poll results that are constantly being delivered by breathless pundits, as well as those who consider astrology/horoscopes equivalent to destiny.
Here are the latest candidate horoscopes. Be amused (the comments are kind of funny too – it’s satire, people).