Archive for September, 2009

the stupids step out

Posted in travel with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2009 by megan

have you read or watched tales of such titles? it was a familial favorite in the helton household when i was a wee one and as such, a phrase that applied to many an outing. if you have not been so exposed, let this be your deflowering in the ways of all things stupid, and in september.

we left laos under the preconception of a miscalculation, one that could easily have been rectified had we simply deciphered the block lettered visa like normal, prepared travelers do. we have, after all, made our lives out of this trip. instead, we returned to thailand a week earlier than necessary, and with 3 days hanging out of the end of our new thai entry stamp like a seatbelt enclosed in the backdoor of a speeding sedan – scratching, denting, and annoying the crap out of owner and observer alike. Continue reading


Laos Def Poetry Jam

Posted in culture, humor, life, travel with tags , , , , on September 3, 2009 by abuttercup

they call me cardboard ’cause of the way i breaks it down.

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come gather ’round, chillun, and have ye a listen,

to my lyrical precision, watch my very prose glisten.

as i christen this edition of the prime directive mission,

it’s imperative this narrative speaks true to my ambition.

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