Contents tagged with America

  • Notes on America #3

    In no particular order: Gas station taquiera, Clif bars, hot mustard, baseball, garlic fries, fresca, cupcakes, QVC, B Line, piroshky, (not) Great Clips, "walk sign is on for all crossings", Harvard Exit, marionberries, J.J.B.L.T, iced tea, crows, pesto pizza more

  • Notes on America #2

    I'm pretty sure I'm falling in love with Seattle. It's only been a week, but I think at some stage I would relish an opportunity to come back and work for Microsoft. Seattle and Auckland remind me of each other in a lot of ways. They both have: Lots of nice scenery Some form of tall, distinct tower with an observation deck A Showgirls (lol) Gaudy land/water vehicle "duck" tours (at least they … more

  • Notes on America #1

    I am watching these two guys pawn ridiculously lousy jewellery for ridiculous prices, as mocked on South Park..."note how this eagle is very three dimensional off this piece of onyx"... The Microsoft campus is mindblowingly big; you can stand in the middle and everything the light touches is Microsoft land - aerial Bing/Google maps don't really convey the scale of the operation. Wholemeal bread … more

  • To America!

    Land of the free and land of the brave! I'm heading over to the United States (Seattle/Redmond, specifically) for a month for a work project, and I'm not going to lie - I'm very excited to discover the land that came up with such great things such as the internet, Carl's Jr, deep fried cheesecake and grunge music. On my list of to dos is watching a Mariners game (check), visiting Fremont's statue … more

  • Sometimes I Wish I Was An Art Historian

    Though it's not very often. An awesome quote from Donald Rumsfeld, former Defense Secretary, on why American troops were not dispatched to stop the looting of Baghdad museums: The images you are seeing on television you are seeing over, and over, and over, and it's the same picture of some person walking out of some building with a vase, and you see it 20 times, and you think, "My goodness, … more

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