Tonight I had my first blind date. I’ve always wanted to go on a blind date for the two possible outcomes. One, if it goes really well, that is a good thing for obvious reasons. Two, if it is disastrous, this is also a good thing. Sometimes a horrific and embarrassing story you can retell later on is just as good as true love. Mine fell somewhere in the middle. It wasn’t bad, and it wasn’t necessarily good. I want to be very clear that I am not disrespecting the date I took out. Sometimes people just don’t mesh. This […]
‘Tis a sad moment, but here are the last of my shoddy videos from Australia. Northern Cassowary Video – Here’s a large bird that can eat stuff larger than its head. Frasier Island Beach Driving Video – For Frasier Island Excursions, they take a 4×4 Landcruiser and cruise it out on the beach. We hit speeds around 100kmh as waves crashed outside and onto the vehicle. Lake McKenzie Video – The clearest/cleanest lake I’ve ever seen. Everyone I’ve met who has gone here has said that this has a beauty that you just cannot explain to someone. This video is […]
After touring the Cascade Brewery in Hobart, Tasmania, I discovered how Vegemite is made. Two-thirds of the leftover yeast from the beer-making process is used to form Vegemite. The other third of the yeast is used for pig feed. The yeast for vegemite is cleaned afterwards to remove the hops, and then salt + celery/onion extracts are combined to give it more flavor. But what you really want to know is… How to Make a Vegemite Sandwich: -2 slices of bread -Vegemite -Butter Spread butter on toasted bread, lightly coat a layer of Vegemite over the butter (a little goes […]
Byron Bay was great. I couldn’t recommend it to you unless you like pot and/or surfing. The surf there is one of the best in Australia. I surfed most of the week, which is all there is to do there aside from falling for girls running the local Internet café.
Before S. (the American) left for the States, he highly recommended a trip out to Byron Bay. S. described the small town setting, the relaxation, the attractive girl he met at Global Gossip – I should have stopped him there. Surely, meeting an attractive girl anywhere will leave you with fond memories, even if that occurred in Tijuana or a third-world prison. I was just looking for places to go, and based on his exuberance, booked seven days here. This is the longest I will be staying in any area outside of Sydney, so I was banking on his experience. […]