Mighty Life List
Jun 28 2007

Poker Weekend

Jun 27 2007

Antiquing

I have a juicy photo backlog to post, so I hope you’ll forgive my lack of chronological detail as I upload over the next few days. These are some old and recent photos of things I photographed instead of purchasing.

Jun 27 2007

Yes Hans, I Totally Do

In the lobby of the Felix Meritis in Amsterdam:

“There are no trusted wireless networks here, do you want to join HANSNET?”

Jun 26 2007

3.785 Litres

Our first day in Amsterdam, I approach the counter to order my coffee:

-May I have a latte?
-Yes!
-This may be a silly question, but do you have lowfat milk?
-What do you mean? For your coffee?
– Yes. I usually order my lattes with lowfat milk, but I don’t think they have that here.
-No, we don’t have that.
-OK, no problem.
-Why do you want that? You don’t want foam?
-No. We do that because the lattes in the states are the size of a gallon of milk, and I don’t want to get fat.
-Ah. How much is a gallon?

Jun 25 2007

The Coolest Thing You Could Say

You arrive at the Las Vegas airport with a group of exhausted, hung-over bachelorettes. You sleepwalk through check in, and slouch together at the gate in indoor sunglasses and smoke-stale tank tops. There is a collective sigh.

“Fuck. I have so much blogging to catch up on.”

Jun 19 2007

Hank Has Jetlag

Little burbling baby? The only people in Amsterdam who are awake and happy at 3:30 a.m. are high or cavorting with prostitutes. Go to bed, kid.

Jun 11 2007

My First Podcast

I recorded a podcast with Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte when Hank was about eight weeks old, and they just posted it as part of their new show, Jumping Monkeys, on the Twit TV network.

Listening to the recording was a trip, because I was so exhausted when we talked that I had almost no recollection of the conversation. I was terrified to hit the play button, because all I remembered saying was that Hank was lulled to sleep by the sound of pubs. “Hello everyone! I’m a new parent, and I enjoy taking my kid to bars!” This is true, of course, but maybe it’s not what I’d have closed with had I been a little more on my game.

Anyway, have a listen. The interview starts a little ways into the show after some site recommendations from Megan.