Category Archives: australia 2009

Intelligence is Wasted on the Jetlagged, or: How NOT to Buy a SIM Card

In which I demonstrate that I am the Awkward Conversation King. All hail me. This happened on 12/13 July 2009, a couple days after I arrived in Sydney. Prior to this point, I had never fully lived on my own … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Month, Have Some Privileged Whining

Hello, hello, hello, hello Is it gonna last? Why don’t you come and take me with you? And so I know you had to go I’m dreaming of the past An echo of the years we passed through —Blackfield, Hello … Continue reading

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The Dunderhead’s Guide to Late-Aughts Sydney, Australia

It’s called “The Dunderhead’s Guide” because (a) “The Complete Idiot’s Guide” is taken, and (b) only a dunderhead would take this guide seriously. To paraphrase Geoff, there are four great cities in the world: New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and … Continue reading

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WIHKA, Pt. 4: A “Postscript”

It’s in quotes because I’m fairly certain this thing’s longer than the original post. By the time the plane leaves New York, the worst of the Trip Through Hell is over, but ahead there’s still five hours of flying over … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Kennedy Airport

I don’t fly often. Since July 2007 (the first time I ever went on a plane, ever), I’ve flown, on average, about once a year. That’s not enough to destroy the novelty of flying, but just enough to have a … Continue reading

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