Sunday, November 27, 2011

I Beach (Aqaba)

Apparently only deflated Hello Kitties frequent the gaz station.

"You should never have to hear the call of prayer while you're at the beach." - NBB (Long drive + feral lunchmates + haji raft and not HK chair = decreased religious tolerance.)

"I hate you." (NBB after proving that swimming can be quite useful with wayward inflatable chairs.)

"You looked kind of slow swimming out there." (Surely it should only take a couple of minutes for a champion swimmer to retrieve an inflatable toy.)

HK was better behaved on land where she couldn't launch out into the ocean. 

"What is that big dark thing underneath us?" (NBB while we were on the raft - thanks for the shark week commentary.)

Haji rafts - adequate as a flotation device, not so much as a stopper for a wind tunnel (but good initiative nonetheless NBB).

Tactical Burkini (much like Taliban Under Armour)

(Hey kids drop what you're doing and check out what's swimming in the ankle deep water. Use your snorkel like me. Never mind your mom and her burkini.)

Voyeurs on viking ships not as obvious as the ones on glass bottomed boats.

If you're going to pick up an extra passenger it's best not to have him in your grill. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fifteen courses (2 restaurants, 3 days)

Picasso (Menu Dégustation)

Amuse bouche of Roasted bell pepper soup with croquette

Maine Lobster Salad (including claws) with Apple-Champagne Vinaigrette
2009 Weinhof Arndorfer, Riesling, Reserve, Strasser Weinberge, Kamptal, Austria

Pan Seared U-10 Day Scallop, Potato Mousseline and Jus de Veau
2008 Domaines Schlumberger, Pinot Gris, Les Princes Abbés, Alsace, France

Sautéed Steak of “A” Foie Gras, Roasted Peach-Thyme Pound Cake, Almonds and Riesling Peach Coulis 2006 Royal Tokaji, Tokaji Aszú, 5 Puttonyos, Mád, Tokaji, Hungary

Roasted Tournedo Loin of Colorado Lamb, Pisto, Mint Aoili and Tempura Zucchini Flower
2008 Bodega Numanthia, Termes, Toro, Spain

Roasted Maine Lobster, Sauce Américaine and Salsify

Berry Buttermilk Cake

Cheese Plate

Guy savoy

Soup and hamachi with basil flower

Mini fois gras, black truffle, and vinegar sandwich

Waffle with parmesan

Bread cart

Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup, Toasted Mushroom Brioche, and Black Truffle Butter

Sea bass

Coconut Six Ways

Coffee Mignardises - Apple Tart, Dark Ganache with Apricot, Raisin, almond, Pistachio and Coffee Raisin Cake

Jasmine and chocolate

Dessert cart

Monday, July 4, 2011

Home of the Headless Lawn Ornament Deer

Better than the Dog Whisperer.

Unfortunately not all toilets have instructions.

No feet on this bread.

If you're going to build a cage at the intersection, park your truck on the side of the road so you don't block traffic.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Rocking the Third World


Maybe I'll study, maybe I won't...


"I just found a lime in my pocket." (Anonymous avoiding a Locked Up Abroad incident at the airport.)

Nothing better than Hello Kitty and no open container laws.

The ugly duckling little mermaid (just about the only ugly thing in Copenhagen).

The Little Mermaid.

The underappreciated Lahore little mermaid.

Are you sure it was the panis you meant to hug?

"Look at the balls all in a row."

"Who's gonna pay that much for a chair?" (27,200 Krone = $5440)
"Well it is hand made."
"I'm gonna make you one tomorrow."

Man-pris (at least he's fit).

"I'm not worthy of what I'm about to eat." (No photos from Le Sommelier - due to fat person's disease - see below.)

"The NOD is now a DOG (Day of Gluttony)."

"We're like the fat parade. We gotta keep on keeping on" (Anonymous, at some point in between consuming the following, but not simultaneously - hot dogs, pint of beer, three course meal.)

"We sight sawed. Sightseed. Went sightseeing." (Grammar is affected by fat person's disease, so is the tendency to swear.)

"Believe it or not she's easy to get along with."

"I have a social network back home. If they give me shit I can punch them in the face."

"Go f#*! yourself."
"I'm trying. I mean don't tempt me."

Opera House

Probably something of importance, but not sure what (Unknowing Hostess had her hands full enough as it was).

Water so clean that the mayor drinks out of the river every year (that is, until a dorsal fin appears, of an angry ugly mermaid).

No panis here.

And still the happiest people in the world.

Socialism = free internet and quiet cars on public transportation.

Almost summer solstice.

One of many parks - some featuring outercourse, some not.


Unlike other beer tours, you don't have to wait till the end for the samples.

"Grab onto another rope. You're bound to get one." (Team building at the Carlsberg brewery.)

No pani on the Carlsberg horses either.


"It's darling!" (translation: SO FUN!! - finally, after much envy, acceptance of the cousin of the Child.)

Actual size - although HLM may distort appearance.

George Michaels' Snappy Snaps.

Pre-burning of the roof.

Presentations by Anonymous:

Butternut squash soup with crème fraîche.

Mixed greens.

Chocolate rubbed steak (grilled vegetables cancel out the extreme gluttony).

Crème brûlée (hope I can fit into my work clothes).

An appropriate aperitif.
"The panis belt sticks out more than my boobs."


Swine birthday cake. (SO FUN!!)

Blur of Lady Gaga at Gatwick (too fast to get a clear shot).