Monthly Archives: November 2012

Movember 27: Finality

Dearest readers, It is with great relief and regret that I post my final Movember picture. Though I am three days short of full month, I believe that I have served my peers well in this endeavor. Next year perhaps, I will join a Mo-team that raises money instead of just eyebrows. Enjoy.

Movember Day 25: Comrades in Mo

I’m in Atlanta with my family for Thanksgiving and so have not been focused on Movember postings. But this morning, I woke up and had received a picture message from my girlfriend. When I opened the text, two Mo-bros, one of whom is beating testicular cancer, were grinning at me from under their heinous moustaches. […]

Edinburgh International Festival: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

After much deliberation in Grassmarket, we agreed to eat at The Black Bull where I had my first taste of the nationally distributed IPA, Deuchar’s.  It was much subtler than the micro-brewed IPAs I am used to (and prefer) and, being a pub ale, it was served flat and mostly warm. Deuchar’s certainly fit the […]

Movember Day 20: My Name is Earl?

Here it is. Two-thirds of the way through this mustache growing fundraiser and the only thing I have raised are eyebrows. But I am beginning to feel a little bit like a Conquistador. Can you see it? Tights, a tutu, velvet jacket, a compass in my pocket, blood on my hands. I digress.

Edinburgh International Festival: Grassmarket

After Kim and I had landed a total dream job, we asked our boss if he would extend our tickets a week so that we could travel somewhere after the trek. He quite willingly obliged Initially, we thought to hop on a train from Manchester and cruise north to Scotland. My parents visited there a […]

Movember Day 17: Holly’s Eve

Holly’s Eve is the gala holiday event in Sandpoint. It is a fundraiser for a number of local organizations that support the arts, people with disabilities, and the needy, to name a few. As it is Sandpoint, attendees’ dress varies from patent leather shoes and tuxedos to skate shoes and sweatshirts. There’s a fashion show, […]

Movember Day 16: It is your destiny…

Yesterday, I had my first affirmation of this project. I saw a friend on the street and she chuckled and quipped, “Nice Movember!” Which, after yesterday’s post certainly bolstered my spirits a bit in this endeavor. Not to mention stumbling upon a four-disc Stevie Wonder collection entitled “At The Close of a Century”; I’m listening […]

Movember Day 14: (un)Lucky Floor

Sideways Stories From Wayside School is a collection of shorts for young readers from my childhood. Anybody who is around 30 years old probably remembers it. Never was it a hit like Harry Potter or Twilight, but it sure got some of the dorks excited when it came time to read it. Anyway, the school was […]

Danger: (Learning) Curves Ahead

After some small delays, my MacBook Pro arrived this afternoon. in spite of my best manifestation powers, I was unable to summon it any sooner. So, here I sit, one sleek laptop richer (in the dark with an illuminated keyboard, I might add), and $1500 poorer. As I have sat and fiddled with the machine […]

Movember Day 12: Blood, Sweat, and Hairs.

Blood: I cut myself awfully good. Sweat: There’s only one cause to pimples. Hairs: Well…