Monthly Archives: August 2008

Psyched to be on the road again

After a soul-sucking week at day job, I’m happy to be out and about again. I’ve been working my ass off for the past month and a half, and I need a break. To make matters worse, I was starting to get the travel itch again, so I needed to scratch it with a short gig like DC before it becomes needss a big solution (like Spain or Italy).

I like DC. It’s a great destination for a fast weekend trip. The flight was only 37 minutes long (if you don’t count the hour on the runway at LaGuardia). Can’t beat this shit.

New Travel Stories on Wandering Blogger

Check out my travel blog, Wandering Blogger, for a few new stories on my trip to Washington, D.C. … still in progress. I’ve only been on the ground for 12 hours, and I’m already having adventures! In fact, I’ve already been attacked by a cougar!!!

Headed Back to DC >>

Hitting the Same Ol’ Spots >>

The Washington Metro >>

Julio Aguilera in Saatchi Gallery Art Magazine

Learn about New York artist Julio Aguilera’s latest project, a sculpture of Prometheus, in the Saatchi art gallery’s online magazine. The bronze sculpture, modeled on the God of Fire cigar label, will be featured at a charity auction to be held at the Grand Havana Room on October 15th. This could prove to be the cigar event of the year.

Learn more about Julio Aguilera’s “God of Fire” >>

The future of private equity

After having taken a break from recreational financial writing, I’m finally back in action on Digital Journal. Using the latest data from Private Equity Intelligence, Ltd, I have written about private equity inflow trends and the differences in how North Americans and Europeans invest in China.

Read “Private Equity Tides Are Changing” >>

Read “Americans and Europeans See China Differently” >>

[From Wandering Blogger] People who bother me

I hate it when people see that you’re trying to take a picture and linger. So, I made this asshole part of it. Fuck him.

Aside from this prick, I had a great time at the Museum of Modern Art over the weekend, and I recommend the Dali exhibition highly. The mix of sketches, paintings and video came together perfectly.

If you haven’t seen his Destino film, check out the video below. It isn’t nearly as wild as the projection in MoMA, but at least you’ll get a feel for this masterpiece.

And I thought Putin was out of a job …

You may remember that Vladimir Putin is no longer Russia’s leader. But, when the violence in Georgia (theirs, not ours) breaks out, whose picture does the Silicon Alley Insider run? Yep, not the other guy.

So, is it Putin’s iron fist at work or the czar of stabilization to the rescue? It depends who you ask, I guess.

However you stack it up, nobody beats the Insider’s headline: Stock Market Misunderestimating Russia-Georgia Threat. Henry Blodget, great use of Bush-swiping language!

JetBlue Gets No Rest from My Ire

For the past few days, a handfulof people have found the Migrant Blogger through variations of “i hate jet blue”. It’s a popular search term for finding this site. Today’s, though, are better than usual. Two people actually used “i fucking hate jet blue” to find the Migrant Blogger.

Well, my hate-on for JetBlue is endless, so I hope this post encourages more angry searches– and ultimately leads to boycotts! If you still need convincing, take a look at my coverage of JetBlue from last June.

Read about JetBlue on the Migrant Blogger >>

A Requiem for Gridskipper

Gridskipper used to be a kickass travel blog. But, the guys at Gawker wanted to “rationalize” its portflio of blogs, and Gridskipper’s performance wasn’t enough to keep it in the family. It’s a damned shame. Now that Gridskipper is part of the Curbed family, there aren’t as many updates. Most of the content consists of links to other stories; there isn’t much original content to go with it. So, the cut the best part of Gridskipper.

Maybe someday they’ll link to a few more of my articles. They had a link to a piece I wrote for Cigar Report on De La Concha’s cigar dinners, but it got lost in the conversion from Gawker to Curbed, much to my chagrin. But, such is life. Fuck ’em.