People-watching is a hobby of mine that absolutely fascinates me, . . . for three main reasons. . .
- There are so many AMAZING people out there
- “AMAZING” can mean crazy
- “crazy” is a good thing in my book (If u’ve been reading this blog for any length of time u know that by now)
Seriously, its insanely entertaining and perfectly portable, making it ideal for travel! Wherever you find yourself, sitting down and observing the innumerable hordes of people that are bound to surround you can be refreshing. While in reality you can do this in any public place, some locations are more fruitful than others. Sooo I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite places to observe the masses of society and why. . .
– Airports- multi cultural, language barriers, more opportunities to see people dressed in hiker gear (because we all know that that makes flying more comfortable), neck pillows, jet lag, people with frayed nerves
–Buses/Subways/trains- I’m a fan of the pretending you didn’t make eye contact face. And the in seat boogie
-Hair Salons– People are really really funny about their hair
-Malls- one word, “segways”
-Park Benches- excellent choice to observe hilarious family interaction
-University- best results are obtained during finals and or orientation
-Walmart- preferably after 10pm . . . why? . . . why not!!!!!!
My conclusion??? Yes, people-watching is an art. So its your turn, where are your favorite places to people watch (I know u guys do it) and why?! Feel free to expand on mine. Ta Ra!
I’m back from Denver! I love roadtrips, in fact they’re one of my favorite means of travel. With the right people they can be fun and hilarious. Mind you sitting in a tin box for hours crammed with people can be rough. This requires certain skills that can be mastered with time. And so in an effort to collect such knowledge for the benefit of people everywhere, I present a list of my personal favorite roadtripping skills. Which is funny cuz technically I don’t particularly like lists but I’ve been doing alot of them lately. . . meh who’s being technical.
sleeping in awkward positions – this skill will be your best friend when its hour 12 and you’vesurvived on nothing but chips and rockstar. It helps if you’re comfortable with the people you’re with ha ha, but if you’re not! this skill is that much more important! My current preferred position is scooched down in the seat with legs up on the window. . . aka bad posture, but hey! I’m asleep! leave posture out of this!!!
stay out of prank wars trust me on this one. . . just don’t start, or trying to sleep will be the last of your concerns.
holding it -there aren’t enough rest stops in new mexico. . .
not holding it– men, the world is your urinal (I’ve found ditches to be particularly perfect for this.
sing alongs– not only do they pass time, they burn calories. . . that is if you sing in a very animated fashion like I do. . . he he.
staying awake– this is mostly geared to the driver. . . mmhmm. . . you know the guy operating the vehicle that is actually a loaded weapon!!! this can be accomplished in many ways. . . such as coffee, energy drinks, talking, listening to music, mixing coffee with energy drinks, foot tapping, counting mile markers, practicing your spanish. . . now if you aren’t the driver your choices expand greatly because the danger of killing everybody in the vehicle go down by at least eighty percent. This opens up things like watching movies, reading, playing rockband, thumbwars, blogging, texting, or cooking on your George Foreman grill that is plugged into the powerstrip which is in turn plugged into the cigarette lighter.
spotting randomness– look kids! DEER! ! ! as a kid I could never see what dad was pointing out. Partly because I was too short and partly because I was too . . . short. So if you’re not short, this shouldn’t be as big of a problem. If you’re of normal stature and are still having trouble I suggest practicing with friends or getting a little brother.
all things tech– from programming the gps to consulting almighty google for the closest Starbucks, techies are highly suggested for every car group.
city driving skills– you can’t stay on the highway forever, yes that includes parallel parking
stretching– this goes right along with #1
reading– I put this as a skill cuz I cannot do it without getting carsick, and I envy those that can
beware of rattlesnakes– I can’t stress this one enough!!!
Help me make this list longer, what roadtrip skills have you gathered?
I was browsing bloglovin and found this photo from a flickr user which made such a powerful statement that I wholeheartedly agree with! TRAVEL! One of my biggest pet-peeves about our society fear of travel. I’m not sure if its a fear of language, culture, or just the unknown. . . but now that I think about it one of the most common excuses I hear for staying in one’s hometown for years at a time is “the expense.” However! there are ways around this! In fact I have found that I can live on the road on the same buck (if not less) that I would spend sitting at home! For example, when I travel, I only eat out mayb once a day, why eat out three times a day when u can walk down the street in Paris, grab bread and cheese in the morning and be on ur way till dinner! There’s no need to spend ten euros 3 times a day! Ok so guys, help me out, what have you found helpful expense-wise when u travel?