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Short story: Battle On the Bus

(I wrote this one a while ago, back before Pokemon Go came out and made everyone mad for ‘mon. Perhaps this scenario is no longer plausible. 383 more words


New Year's Eve in the UAE

Countdown to 2017 in the most memorable way possible with our top 5 places to see in the New Year.

Zero Gravity 

If there’s one thing we can count on it’s that Zero Gravity, which is currently celebrating its 3rd anniversary, will host another level of party on December 31st. 805 more words


Music Monday: The Cranberries' "Zombie"

Music Monday is a wee bit late today, because I had scheduled these so far in advance that I basically forgot about it. However, while I’d intended to start Christmas music this week, I was at a birthday party a few weekends ago and during a jam session, we all broke out into impromptu karaoke rendition of The Cranberries’ “Zombie.” The chorus is fun as hell to sing (which is what we were all singing), but the song — SPOILER ALERT — is not about actual zombies, and given the lyrics and the video, it just feels appropriate right now. 89 more words

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Step By Step Guide: Getting Into a Hot Bath

Don’t be ashamed. We’ve all been there. Your boiler is finally putting out hot water, right? And in your excitement you’ve let that liquid heat flow out into your bathtub until the whole thing is filled right up, leaving no room for cold. 633 more words

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Music Monday: George Winston's "Thanksgiving"

You may not figure me for the sentimental sort, but when I realized I could post a song titled “Thanksgiving” during the week of Thanksgiving? I absolutely could… 197 more words

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Music Monday: Allison Iraheta's "Holiday"

Women rock. We all know this, and after last week’s offering of “Bitch,” I wanted to keep something with a really great beat, and a woman with rocking vocals. 209 more words

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Going local #1: The unpredictability of busses in Laos

Since I decided to go off the tourist trails (at least what transportation is concerned), strange things keep happening to me while taking busses. Everything started when I talked to two guys who told me of crazy travellers they had met on their way. 1,439 more words