December 31, 2011

Cool Video About Airplane Food

No one really likes airplane food, yet we all complain if we end up on a flight that doesn't serve anything. Weird.

Well, lest my blog turn into a stand-up comedian complaining about air travel, I'll just share this really interesting video about the massive food production for one airline:

Thanks for reading, happy new year, and safe travels if you're traveling now!

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December 23, 2011

More and More Pictures

I've been uploading a lot of pictures from our trip to South America (I'm in Colorado now and it's pretty cold, so there's sometimes not much else to do). You can check out the newest ones on my flickr page, or you can also look at picture sets from the different places. Below I'll put up some slideshows of some of the finished places. I'm still planning on writing more stories and observations about each of these places, but that'll take more time. So for now, you can at least check out some pictures:

Additionally, I've uploaded all the Pictures of the Day from November, so you can check those out, too. At the start of December I officially completed two years of my Picture a Day project, which is pretty impressive, at least in my mind. I'll write another post about that soon, but for now you can check out November (most of them were in South America, obviously):

So, that's it for now. As I mentioned, I'll write some more about these places soon, but we're still visiting with family and friends, so it may take a while. Thanks for reading/looking, and have a great day!

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December 12, 2011

Some Trip Pictures

Hi there! I've been slowly going through our pictures from our trip to South America. I've got the first week up on flickr, so you're welcome to check them out here if you'd like. The first week is basically all in Buenos Aires, but there's also one day of Uruguay pictures (like the one above and below). Other highlights include various pictures of street art/ graffiti, some lovely flowers, and Angela feeling uncomfortable next to an enormous dog!

I'll upload more pictures and get them organized soon and when they are, I'll tell you. The whole thing is a slow process, though. In the meantime, if you look at the flickr widget at the top left of this page, you can see if there are recently uploaded pictures.

Thanks, and have a great day!

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Story Problem

Pretend you need to build a road. You need 100,000 kilograms of powdered cement to do the job (the exact numbers aren't that important). Which option do you choose:

A. Order 10 trucks with 10,000 kilograms of cement each. Have the trucks dump the cement where you'll do the job.

B. Order 10 trucks with pallets. Each pallet will have 400 paper sacks of cement weighing 25 kilograms per bag. Have workers pass the bags one by one from the trucks and distribute them around the site. Once in place, have workers open the individual bags and pour the cement powder out of each bag. Make no plans to deal with either the dust or the thousands of heavy-duty paper bags.

So, which would you choose? There's no "correct" answer, but if you said, "Obviously, I'd choose A. What kind of numb nuts would choose option B?" then you're probably not in charge of building highways in Costa Rica. 

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December 9, 2011

G'day, Mate

Today we've been visiting more with Angela's family, but I've also been working on "curing" a mate that we brought back from Argentina. Here's some general information (link), and here's a video explaining a bit more about it (all in Spanish, but at least you can hear a nice Argentinean accent):

...and here's one talking about how to cure the mate:

In any case, that's what I'm up to today. How about you?

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December 2, 2011

A Few Newer Pictures

Pretty soon I'll be putting up a lot of pictures on Flickr, but for now I thought I'd share a couple recent ones. 

Here's short Angela with some traditionally tall Buenos Aires businessmen, Andrés and Leandro. We met up with them for lunch a few days ago, just before we left Buenos Aires.

After leaving Buenos Aires, we took a bus to Neuquén, where we met up with Nacho. He made's been making us delicious food non-stop, and it's been a great time so far!

Finally, as you may remember, the guy on Uruguay's 100 Peso bill had a startling resemblance to Tom Hank's theoretical dad. I also stumbled on another shocking discovery when I saw Argentina's 50 Peso bill:

That's right: it appears that one of the Founding Fathers of Argentina may have actually been a mafioso, since he bears a more than passing resemblance to Frank Pentangeli's brother, Vincenzo:

Witness Protection Program, anyone?

So, that's it for now. I'll tell you in a few days when I've posted more pictures, if you're interested. Until then, be sure to frequently check Sitzblog: your number one source for South American currency conspiracies!

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