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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


no touch monkey

Posted in culture, humor, travel with tags , , , , on June 24, 2009 by abuttercup

-previously on The Prime Directive-

-previously on The Prime Directive

when last we left our lionhearted heroes, they were careening furiously down rock-clustered rapids of crashing white water with little more than a pair of poorly battered paddles and their scattered wits about them.

“we’re headed straight for that rock!” the cute one cried to the hairy one.

(at this point, I urge you to click this link and press the “play” button for dramatic effect.)

stay tuned for the dramatic conclusion of this week’s The Prime Directive. Continue reading