This is good fun; I now have a USA telephone voicemail box set up to record your questions.
"A personality disorder in which the inflicted feels the constant need to solve the puzzle."I often obsess on the question,
-- Originated on television medical show "House."
Some doctors have a "Messiah complex", Dr. House has a "Rubik's complex".
- Why are there no Quarter Pounders with Fromage served in France?
An interesting plaisanterie, but is it correct, if you are referring to MacDonald's?...
When I was in Paris, France, I ate at MacDonald's on a regular basis, it was the only country I have even visited, whereby McDonald's was a regular stop. Hmm, I guess I do stop in to Micky D's on Khao San Road, in Bangkok, Thailand and eat a chocolate dipped cone.
France has a lot of MacDonald's, it is the only restaurant that was even slightly reasonable in price and gave me food in less than an hour. Now the question is, I know there are many MacDonald's in Paris, do they sell Cheeseburgers?
T.M.I. --- Too Much Information
T.I.A. --- This is Africa
T.I.F --- This is France
Generally, it is hard to get a staunch, and cynical opinion of something until you have a lot of experience. I was walking in Belgium with my friend Pascal, he said,
"Let's go to McDonald's."
"Are you joking?"
I have been with many Australians as they has a Mac Attack.
I do not think I have ever read anything he wrote, I know he goes to Europe, hard for me to even make a good joke, I do not know anything about him.
I have read a couple of books by Paul Theroux, but he says,
"I am not a travel writers, I am a writers that travels."
Long story, I am in the process of reading a book right now about travel. I am referenced in the book and I have yet to read the book, it is painful for me read travel books or websites.
Very cool. I suppose as bloggers we need to take full advantage of all the media forms that we have available to us. This additional utilization of other media is perhaps what separates a blogger from a writer. A blogger must do it all -- web design, photography, video, radio style podcasts, as well as writing to tie it all together. My biggest hangup here is that I rely on writing too much -- it is my default position -- when I should be concentrating almost as much on the other forms of media. It is good to see you branching out. I like the style of this too: you are a much better answerer than a questioner. This is the opposite of what most other podcasters do.
Aagh Wade... !!!!
Wade you wrote:
"I like the style of this too: you are a much better answerer than a questioner. This is the opposite of what most other podcasters do."
Wade, I 100 percent have this Rubik's Complex,
"A personality disorder in which the inflicted feels the constant need to solve the puzzle."
4. Opposite of Podcaster
What a puzzle? How am I suppose to reconcile being a Podcaster who can answer questions when I have yet to do one Podcast.
Serious though Wade, intonation, style, pauses and feelings can be inserted into a Podcast, and faster than writing. In a way, I am being lazy, I sense there is a need to answer questions in a more complete way. Plus, I am becoming more jaded, I am not sure people can read anymore. Facebook is quickly creating a generation of people that stop concentrating after about 144 characters.
Wade, my advice is you need to write a book.
Got my K7.net USA number as well, along with my Magic Jack, now have two USA numbers just in case, I wrote a borrador or rough draft of a 'Primer for First Time Travelers to Central America', actually a little bit of travel and safety advice, tiny bit of wisdom, spice of humor and a lot of url s or links, country by country, actually I know personally a few of the webmasters, a 'travel guru' from the 'travellerspoint' travel forum called me a 'Genius', I write very little, as most people in Generations X Y or Z or whatever don't read over 144 characters, last week I rambled and vetted on a FB thread, the people from developed countries cannot understand me or try not to, I understand, from now on a minimum on FB
I love bloqs and journals that have humor and satire in them, where the author will actually answer questions TO THE BEST OF HIS OR HER ABILITY, point the newbie or wanabee traveler in the right direction and try not to steer them wrong, I always get that 5 or 10 that belittle, mock or try to get online 'trip planning' or 'insider information'??? out of me...Do you know locals who are selling land in ------------? NO, I tell them to travel to the area or region, hire a bi lingual local or ex pat resident driver/guide, there is a web site to do, covers 190 countries and one can ask questions on line, the Hospex sites, once a good place to 'meet' other good travelers on the groups are now young travelers, many confused, looking for direction and a free place to stay, and many now asking where to find a 'job'.
Good luck on your new phone service, will call and say hello tommorow, good thing you do not base in Europe during summer high travel season, phone would ring off the wall!