Karaoke in Russia

I just got back from Moscow.  It was the best trip I have ever had there.  Heck, it was one of the best trips for work that I have ever had – not to mention one that involved a trade show.  I discovered a new facet of the Russian people that I’ve never seen before. …

Gosh, Thanks!

Those limoncellos are for you, dear readers.  As I sit here and try not to post nudity or tons of profanity on my blog, you continue to visit.  For pictures of Minnie Mouse cakes and reviews of some of the best bands on earth, you come.  I’m not sure why you do, but you do. …

Dirty Mouse

We had a critter living on our balcony (or “terrace” as the folks here call it) up until last week.  I killed the little SOB.  It’s the second time we’ve had a rodent problem in this apartment and it’s really starting to tick me off.  There is so much construction in our Prague neighborhood that…

Advertising Culture Shock in Washington, DC

While back home in DC, I was whacked up the side of the head with the sheer volume of advertising and promotion everywhere. Yeah, there are ads in Prague but they’re not in my language so I don’t pay much attention to them. As for TV, the satellite service I have has PSA’s instead of…

The Czech Sasquatch – In His Underwear

Just one final impression of Prague for you during my last hours in the Czech Republic.  What I’m about to tell you is a phenomenon that is highly Czech from all accounts.  Nevertheless, I’ve only ever heard about it and read about it from friends or on other expat blogs.  You know, kind of like…

Grunt for Dinner

Man, these posts just write themselves.  Look at the tastily named pack of noodles I found at the Tesco the other day.  I’m thinking of having them with a cold Pocari Sweat.

Mmmmm, Sweat!

I haven’t done one of these in a long time.  The product is Pocari Sweat.  I read that it’s a Japanese sports drink.  I saw it in the Japa food store a few blocks from my house right next to the tofu in the refrigerator case.  What a name, eh?  Like, “Hey buddy, can I…

Marshall, Will and Holly…

I got an offer today from Buy.com to buy the “Land of the Lost” complete series on DVD.  What, do they think I’m crazy?  That series was the reason for most of my childhood nightmares.  Go away people and quit trying to sell me the very product that, free to air in the 1970’s, left me…

Hands Free Soap Dispenser

I’ve quit buying kitchen gadgets because we simply don’t have the room in our apartment.  Drawers and cupboards are full to the brim with the essentials and we only still own the garlic press because my wife uses it.  So, I know I don’t need this but as a man with 2 robots to clean…

Wild Pen Spin

I used to be a high school debater and this talent, spinning the pen, was a prerequisite.  I was never this good but still spin my pen on conference calls and unimportant meetings.  This guy, however, takes it to a whole new level – and then quickly down.  I assume from the final groans at…

Putin and, um, Surgery?

And they say Bush is “culturally insensitive?”  Whoa… I love the reaction of Solana afterward.  “Whatthe?”

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Yep, Halloween is hardly over but Sears is offering this: The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Heck, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.  Here’s some old School Charlie Brown for you…