Delta Airlines: Verdict

Posted: March 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: blah blah blah | No Comments »

DeltaWell, now that I’m safely on the ground, I’d like to provide the opinion I mentioned in my previous post. The question was of course whether or not my full day of flying with Delta was going to be horrible or if they’d rally and improve my poor opinion of them as an airline. Obviously they didn’t drop me in the Atlantic, so I’m grateful for that.

The answer unfortunately is a bit of both good and bad. There is a decided difference between domestic Delta and trans-continental Delta.

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Delta Airlines: Day of Reckoning?

Posted: March 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: blah blah blah | No Comments »

In a few hours I have a full day (24 hours) worth of flights on Delta Airlines. In the past I’ve had very lame experiences on Delta. Which  havesecured their status of being tied as my least favourite airline. Alongside US Airways. I’m sort of looking forward to this tie breaker round though. My expectations are rock bottom, so it’s only up from here. Ugh, I sure hope it can only be up from here. I have a low opinion of USA based airlines anyway. With their ghetto amenities and cattle car ambiance.

So come on, Delta, let’s rally the troops and pleasantly surprise a bitter old man who has been forced to fly through the USA. I believe in you! Sort of.


// Shawn

ps: In a month I again have to spend a full 24 hours on Delta, so really there will be two shots at redemption.

Working For The Wee Tiny Man

Posted: August 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: blah blah blah | No Comments »

I often putter at exploring the various means one can make some spare cash online. Mostly I find the various options to be awkward, and at best, lackluster. This often leaves me wondering just how much my spare time is worth. When it comes down to it, the hourly rate sucks for most of the work you can just sign-up and get. Is a rubbish rate worth it because it’s spare time? Or is it actually quite the opposite?

I’m not pasting a list here of great places to make money online. I don’t even seem to know about those places. I’m simply wondering about how I assign accurate value to my time. And how much value that is.

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Remembering Your Travel Heart and Brain

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: blah blah blah, travel | 2 Comments »

I suspect we’re all similar in that we have a significantly different frame of mind while travelling than we do while at home. Life on the road takes on a semi-charmed luster that makes anything and everything just that much better. For example, kids laughing in a park in a foreign city are adorable. A charming testament to the sweetness of youth and innocence. Kids in your hometown park are shrieking cretins. And where are their parents? There could be broken glass or snakes in that sandbox, ugh!

Recently, I spent a week in Barcelona. And it was most certainly a charmed week. Everything was fantastic! I did something different during this trip though. I took the time to try and identify the line between home and holiday. I tried to teach myself to see the glamour, and most importantly, perhaps to bring it home with me. I know this is starting to stink of introspective feelings and junk, but I assure you it probably isn’t.

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Very Likely True

Posted: May 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: blah blah blah | No Comments »

“I always feel like a traveller, going somewhere, toward some destination. If I sense that this destination doesn’t in fact exist, that seems to me quite reasonable and very likely true.”

 – Vincent Van Gogh, July 22, 1888


// Shawn

ps: Image source: and drawn in July 1888 by Vincent Van Gogh.

Revealing The Secret Of What Makes Canadians Different

Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: blah blah blah | No Comments »

Most people have met at least one full grown Canadian. Sometimes unknowingly! And most people have followed up their meeting with a Canadian with the sentiment that something was a bit… different. They can’t quite put their finger on it. Neither literally nor figuratively. There’s definitely something different about Canadians though. It’s in that place behind their eyes that you aren’t legally allowed to go.

As a Not-Canadian you’re not sure if you like this secret difference or not. Is it like a hint of cinnamon in your cocoa? Or more like a sense of arsenic in your pudding? What is it that makes Canadians so different?! Thankfully for you, I have the journalistic integrity of an otter. So let me reveal to you, the unwashed hordes of Not-Canadians just what this secret is…

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