Stinquer Rising

Our own Miss Expatria has a new gig: she’s writing the WhyGo France Travel Guide for BootsnAll and is now the editor of Travel News Daily, which they’re calling “crack for travel addicts.” Fear her.


NOW you know where I’ve been recently: head-first into my laptop keyboard. Thanks for the props Bloggie!

@SanFranLefty: @JNOV: Sisters doin’ it for themselves! And by themselves, I mean others. LOL

@RomeGirl: Don’t make me go back to the Hitachi profile pic…

Seriously! I fucking cheer for you! I wish you could hear me. (The neighbors aren’t pleased.)

RomeGirl is bringing her A-game. From the WhyGo site:

Find a comfortable, nice outfit for traveling. Watching you guys come off a plane or train is like witnessing a 4AM fire drill at a college dorm.

(Emphasis in original)

I am still laughing.

Who’s writing travel for crack addicts?

@RomeGirl: When good stuff comes my way, up it goes. Even if it involves Fiats.

@JNOV: Shhhh don’t wake the baby.

@Mistress Cynica: Ha! Yeah, I actually laughed when I wrote that.

@ManchuCandidate: @Original Andrew: Thanks boys! Drop by anytime.

@nojo: Oh, you. (Must remember to use that on the site one day)

@RomeGirl: Oh, sort of threadjack. So, I’ve got this downstairs neighbor who’s been sparking up when he thinks we’re asleep, and all we get is the skunky smell in our place.

So, I spoke to him, make him a dorm filter, etc., and yet, sparky, sparky, sparky. Ugh.

I got tired of his shit, and called the cops (I know). I was like, “Look, please don’t arrest this guy. Just get him to open a window or something.”




No more skunky weed, and we’re hanging out on Monday.

Oh, and he shoveled me in last winter, I caught him and I was like “DUDE! STOP!” But he did it anyway. So I put a bunch of water under his front tires (Honda Accord) so it would freeze and he’d have no traction.


Hey, I used to live in her apartment in Trapani.

@FlyingChainSaw: Who, RomeGirl’s apartment? How did we never know this?

@SanFranLefty: He’s a member of The Ghey Mafia? I KNEW he was badass!

@FlyingChainSaw: Oh, orange Challenger parked up the street. White racing stripes. Pics to Bloggie in the AM.

@FlyingChainSaw: @SanFranLefty: Wait? What? I don’t. What. I’M CONFUSED. I confuse easily.

*sigh* Lucky.

I miss France.

This place sucks.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: It’s a temporary exile…your state will be home again soon.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Will you at least come visit us in Kah-lee-fornication?

Re: comments over the last few hours – “en fuego.”

@SanFranLefty: It’s not a secret. She advised me on travel plans after a G8 gig in Palermo. The hotel in Trapani assigned the apartment she stayed in previously, now known as the memorial Sicilian outpost. Nice digs, right in the middle of the medieval era center of town.

@JNOV: Which era? Early 70s or one of those odd new knock offs?

@FlyingChainSaw: How funny would it be if it were a 2010? I honestly have no idea, because I haven’t really looked at it. It belongs to a mechanic who works up the road, and he parks it on the street across from the shop. It’s safer than having it in the shop parking lot where some asshole might ding it.

I’ve cautiously observed it being restored over the past two years — orange paint with white double racing stripe seem to be the latest changes, but I’m taking my life into my hands when I go check it out today. In Philly, you don’t grit on (translation: stare at) people or their stuff unless you’re willing to fight.

@RomeGirl: Congrats. Your advice re currency was much appreciated. I didn’t know they had ATMs in the 3rd world. Oh. And someone ought to do something about the rip-off taxis in the Prague railway station. And tell the hotel desks there that the Estates Theatre is not the same as the State Theatre. They have some ridiculous name for it that involves saying Naronyi so obviously that’s not going to fly. Oh, and also, teach the bartenders how to make a martini. OK? Thanks.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Am I right in thinking you’re in San Antonio? I might be there later this year.

@Benedick and Jamie Sommers: TX? Oh, well hell. I was thinking somewhere else.

@JNOV: I’m probably making it up. But I thought I read that in a comment.

@Benedick: I’d put money on your recollection over mine any day.

@Benedick: That’s my homeland. Jamie’s is farther to the east on I-10.

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