I’ve been considering this blog for two weeks now, and each time I settle on a topic/format, something occurs that changes my perspective in a way to alter everything I feel the need to convey by writing it. But now, at 0500 on Wednesday morning, I feel the need to write something – anything – […]Read more "Twenty-Four Hours of Providence: Tales From an Oblast"
* Arbitrage opportunities need not be disclosed on quarterly earnings statements, provided the income is considered recognized but not realized (i.e. mark-to-market accounting) I have been dreading this latest blog post for quite some time now. Granted, after my last entry not much happened right away. I wound up spending a total of […]Read more "Pursuant to Title 14 of Applicable International Treaties, Section V, Article 4(b): Arbitrage Opportunities*"
That title is more of a personal question than a statement. Also, a pretty awesome Led Zeppelin song. Of course, one thing that should never be easily comes to mind: this godforsaken Chromebook. I know, I know. I’ve already bitched about it before. But since then I’ve discovered even more shortcomings that just should not […]Read more "What Is and What Should Never Be"
Here’s a hint: it’s not one of my five credit cards. As you may have noticed, I will be spending a lot more time in Cluj. I’m not sure how much time; that would require planning for my future. I really had no intentions of staying here when I first arrived, but quickly decided that […]Read more "The Most Valuable Visa"
Let me start with a relevant anecdote: my new roommate at the hostel is from Germany. He arrived fairly late in the evening, so I didn’t have a chance to catch his name. The next morning after breakfast I was reading my Kindle and saw him getting ready to shower by wrapping a plastic bag […]Read more "Not Every Dog Has a Bagel On Its Tail"
As per my sister’s travel checklist, I am required to write a guide to one place that I visit while exploring the world. For anyone following my blog during the last two trips, it should come as no surprise that I have chosen the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca as the subject of this guide. No […]Read more "Cluj in a Very Large Nutshell"
See what I did there? It’s called a vague theme. This is going to be the conclusion story to last week’s shenanigans. Neah, Daniel and I ate breakfast at the hostel in the morning, right before Neah had to leave to catch a bus out of town. I packed up my belongings and left them […]Read more "Great Expectations"
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Mostly the former, though. It has been WAY too long since my last post. So much has happened I surely won’t be able to remember it all. Here is my best attempt: I had spent last weekend at Alice’s apartment. She was away […]Read more "A Tale of Two Cities"
Well, I’ve finally caught a small glimpse of the Cluj I used to know. Alice left for the weekend on a work team-building trip a few hours outside of town. She allowed me to stay in her place for a few more days while she was away. Those days were relatively uneventful. At one point […]Read more "I Promise Lemonade"
Well, I’ve made it back to my favorite Romanian city: Cluj. But the journey here is a story in itself. I was able to book a ride share, successfully this time, from Bucharest to Sibiu. The driver was even kind enough to pick me up at the hostel. After making a few stops on the […]Read more "Nothing Is Forever…"