I know I need to write about Vietnam, but processing the unexpected onslaught of emotions I experienced there into digestible posts will probably take some time. In the meantime, I’m going to babble on about whatever is in my head. Today, that’s Cinco de Mayo.
On May 5th, 1862 the Mexican army [...]
Act 1: Valentine’s Day Still Sucks
Ah, Valentine’s Day, the red and pink orgy of crappy candies, ugly flowers, teddy bears, and awkward boxers in no way relevant its namesake martyrs with no connection to romantic love. How a poem by Chaucer spiraled into a veritable clusterfuck of cheesy, cupid-covered [...]
Three things are certain in life: death, taxes, and that if you walk into the Sharp Household on January 1st of any given year, you will consume some small quantity of black-eyed peas whether through force feeding, guilt-tripping, or sneaking them into something else you’re planning on eating while you’re not looking. [...]
An ancient moat and wall surround the periphery of the old city Chiang Mai, Thailand, the remnants of an era when the Burmese army posed a significant threat to the well-being of the capital of Lanna.
On New Year’s Eve, the city shuts down part [...]
Remember my last post wherein I whined both about too much Christmas and also not enough Christmas? Well, if I believed in some sadistic cosmic force that punishes the worst kind of over-priviledged internet navel-gazing, I would certainly think that our Christmas day was cursed.
It started lovely enough. I [...]
Spending the holidays in the sub-tropical climate of an exceedingly buddhist city has its advantages. Notably, I’m not on the verge of a maniacal rampage. I’m not hit with an urge to destroy all things red, green, pine-scented and sounding of Bing Crosby because they’ve been around since mid-November, agitating all of my senses. [...]
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