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Entries in USA (62)

Friday
Mar292013

St. Pat's Chicago Round 2

Because I am a masochist, I like to wake up around 11:30 AM, slowly drag myself into a ceramic prison cell where a mean wall demon shoots a single narrow stream of scalding hot water at me while I jump around naked and freezing except for the one square inch where the water hits where I'm obviously hot… and then upon escaping the prison I spend an hour or so burning parts of my body with an iron and putting paint on my face to...

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Thursday
Jan312013

Here's to Anthony, He's True Blue….

I've been in the company of Australians on Aussie day several times. My first such experience with the infamous Australia Day was in Italy. There were Australian flags worn as capes and bars crawled around. In general, the Aussies obviously know how to party, so on their independence day, it's no surprise that they go all out.So when an Australian co-worker got stranded in the US on January 26th, I felt the need to facilitate...

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Wednesday
Jan162013

Buongiorno Principessa!!

So I made my official reintroduction to both NYE in America and CouchSurfing all at the same time. As most of you know, I am a huge fan and advocate of CouchSurfing.com and I'd been really excited to get back into my CS groove. I didn't do nearly as much of it as I wanted to in Spain (mostly because I was in a constant state of semi-denial that I actually lived there). So I decided to go big and host a pair of Italians for the...

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Monday
Mar212011

4 Damn Good Reasons You Should Go to Brooklyn, New York

Every day in the United States of America, people come from all over the world to New York City. Weeks can be spent wandering the streets of midtown, strolling the walking paths in central park, ferrying yourself across the various rivers and bays surrounding the city and stuffing your face with hotdogs and 99¢ slices of piping hot pizza. Oh yes, you could even easily spend a whole week in New York City and never leave...

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Thursday
Mar172011

Happy St. Patrick’s Day My Sexy Little Leprechauns

What are you doing for St. Patrick's Day? Book cheap flights to over 150 destinations. Discover Ireland's West Coast, East Coast and everything in between with RyanAir.

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Thursday
Mar032011

6 Places I'd Take You If You Would Just Visit Me In Tulsa, Oklahoma

I was awoken yesterday morning (ok, afternoon) by my friend Savannah who said that her and Jennifer are going to come visit me this weekend to help celebrate my last weekend in the South. In between shrieking with joy and jumping out of my bed, I had a thought. Where am I going to take them first? Tulsa has been my home for most of my life. It's one of those cities where people don't think to visit. "Oh that's where Chandler...

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Thursday
Feb172011

Day Drinking and Dock Damage

So, by this time I'm sure you're thinking, "so Abbey, when you're in the US, do you do anything besides visit old friends and drink too much" and to you I say... No, not really. You are correct. But it makes for interesting reading, right? This past weekend, I accompanied one of my best high school friends, Dave, up to his lake house as it was the first nice weekend after the giant SnOklahoma Blizzard of 2011. We had heard rumors of...

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Friday
Feb112011

Why Being Bribed Doesn't Suck

When I returned back to Tulsa from Fredericksburg Monday late afternoon, I pulled into a snow covered driveway only to get a gigantic blast from my past. For sitting in the garage inside my parent's house was a damn near exact replica of the car I had driven from the day I turned 16 up until my early 20's. It is the car I love, dream about and wish I had never sold. It's my baby. And sitting there in the garage sits...

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