Category Archives: Travel

Onward with the unemployment… my one-year anniversary

Here I am riding another bus, trying do some work and trying not to get motion sickness. Working on the computer while traveling is a much better idea in theory than in practice. The bus ride gives me a solid block of time to concentrate and tick things off my list, or dive into a […]

Unemployment gets a man off the subway platform for a change

Life used to be so easy when I had a job. Okay, maybe that’s overstating it a little. Subway travel was easy, or at least buying a fare card was. Life was hard then too, just in a different, more financially enriching way. And subway travel was and is always an adventure, like the flume […]

Vacation from unemployment, part 4

How much can a broke unemployed guy possibly enjoy himself on a ten-day vacation? More to the point, how much can he can have to say about it? We’ve reached the fourth and final installment of my vacation saga. So now you have the cheap levitra a answers… four posts worth, given a forum, some free time and […]

New-to-me music for the rest of my unemployment

A few months ago I commented on a friend’s Facebook page that he should check out the new Longwave album. He gently reminded me that the album wasn’t new; it came out last year. He went on to suggest what the college-aged Norm would have said, were someone to dare refer to an album not […]

Vacation from unemployment, part 3

After Montreal, we ventured out into the great Canadian wilderness, to live off the land and cheap viagra soft sleep under the stars. I grew up camping with my family; we were known as tent people. Okay, so technically I grew up in a house, but that was only 50-51 weeks out of the year. The rest of […]

Vacation from unemployment, part 2

Wifey and I enjoy flying to fancy, far-off places – like France, Crete and Wyoming – where people dress and speak funny. We also like to tack on road-trips to the end of those long plane rides. For one of my favorite vacations, we flew to Sioux Falls, SD, rented a car and drove across […]

Vacation from unemployment, part 1

The internet must have felt a little emptier last week, like a good friend had gone missing. It’s okay to admit it; you’re not alone. Just ask my cats, they’ll tell you, over and over, in their annoying whiny cat language. Then one of them will barf a juicy hairball on your shoe. That missing […]

Adventures in bus riding, part 2

My bus trip to DC featured a typical cast of knuckleheads. But the trip back was special, short bus special even. (Like how I bring it all together?) I arrived at the station at 7:45 a.m. to find the line winding all the way back to the exit. The previous two buses didn’t run, we […]

Adventures in bus riding, part 1

Traveling long distance by bus is terrible. How terrible is it? You really want to know? Can I get a “how terrible is it, Norm?” It’s so terrible that it requires a second (and third) post to fully appreciate the heights, err, depths, err, breadth of… well, it’s really bad. And for those wondering, I […]

My dream… to not ride the bus

I haven’t had a car in ten years. There’s just no need for one in New York. I live right by the subway, which can take me pretty much everywhere worth going. (That’s right Staten Island, you’re worthless. I said it. You smell funny and all your names end in “kill.”) Owning a car around […]