Archive for February, 2009

saturday’s a rugby day

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

I couldn’t be more excited that the 6 Nations Rugby Tournament has begun. When I played rugby in Cork at UCC, we went away to Galway for a tournament one weekend. On the way, we stopped by the Munster Rugby team’s practice, many of the players are members of the Ireland team. We looked kind […]

google latitude, creepy or convenient?

Friday, February 13th, 2009

[Image from CIO Today] Google Latitude is a new feature of Google Maps for mobile, and for people without a PDA like me, it is also an iGoogle gadget that allows you to share your location with your friends and vice versa. The Google Mobile blog gets into more of the specifics if you are […]

little italy and city island

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Our Bronx weekend took us to Polombo Pastry Shop on Arthur Avenue in Little Italy, twice. Whenever I go to Mike’s Pastry in the North End of Boston, mostly when I am giving an outsider a tour of the city, I feel like I have to buy a cannoli. In this little Italian pastry shop, […]

the best job in the world, and more

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

I am sure most of you have heard of The Best Job in the World, a new campaign Queensland is doing in Australia. If you haven’t, the job is being the caretaker of The Great Barrier Reef. You get to live in Australia, in a baller house, travel the islands, blog about it, do some […]

the roads of the bronx

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I spent four years consistently driving through the Bronx and a number of times thereafter as I made the trek between Boston and Philadephia. I had always seen signs for the Bronx and for the New England Expressway, but I had never seen my route at a closer view. So that’s where it all connects… […]

the bronx and a bit of new york

Friday, February 6th, 2009

[From the Fordham University Library] It’s finally here. Lisa, Bryce and I are going to pack it up and road trip it down to New York tonight to stay with our friend Caitlin in her new condo in the Bronx for the weekend. I have driven through it more times than I can count, back […]

interpretive travel

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

I was reading Scott Gilbertson‘s guest post, Travel First Starts at Home, over at Nomadic Matt and I loved it. When I read it the second time, it dawned on me why I like it so much – it pretty much sums up the essence of my blog, in a more eloquent way than I […]

world nutella day

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Last night, I was wondering what I was going to blog about today, as I tend to reserve Thursdays for my food posts, and then suddenly I came across the best news I had heard all day – My Melange mentioned that today is World Nutella Day! Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to prepare […]