two of the giants of our age, Portland, OR, and Uber, duking it out for dominance
This summer I rebuilt a bike whose frame had been gifted to me by my friend Hope’s little sister. She had found it in an alleyway and, thoughtfully, had asked me if I’d like to have it. I was thrilled because I had been wanting a bike and figured this would be cheaper than buying one from Craigslist.
1. Befriend the international students and 2. Tip your waitresses; they probably have cool and too-expensive plans in the works.
If you want to try to track down your misplaced possessions, try the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. Just make sure to bring your wallet.
If you have to fly through Philly (PHL), soothe the savage beast with Crabfries at Chickie’s and Pete’s.
You can’t take a baby in a U-Haul. I can’t, or won’t, will not take a baby on a week-long road trip, much as I love the idea of a transformative cross-country road trip.
Also as it turns out, renting a U-Haul and dropping it off elsewhere is somewhere (far) north of $3,000. Plus gas. Plus lodging and food for the week it would take driving out there (42 hours of driving at the minimum).
In mid-October I packed up my entire adult life and shlepped it south on I-95. This is what that cost me.
Canada is where Americans are retiring these days. Maybe it’s the cheap drugs.
$14.00: two beers after you open the windows in your room but before it is actually safe to be inside. The beer dulls the psychosomatic itching you’ve been feeling all day.