Showing posts from April 14, 2009

What are your cancelled shows guilty pleasures?

Every television season we wait for our old favorites to return. We look forward to finding new shows we love, and then there are people like me that enjoy finding and DVRing my old cancelled but still loved shows. I know people will think I am strange for liking them the first time around…let alone taking the time to record and watch them again. I just can't help myself! My DVR had totally enabled me to capture and enjoy these shows as much as I want. This could be dangerous!
Right now, I could sit down and watch recorded episodes of:
Poltergeist the Legacy: This has a few things going for it. 1) It takes place in San Francisco aka my favorite city. 2) For some reason I really like how it is shot. 3) I'm a sucker for the mystery/thriller series.
Kindred: The Embraced: I loved this show. I've been lucky enough to catch most of the episodes from its one season on Chiller and Scifi. I know that the death of the guy who played Julian was what ended this show, but it I still mis…

The Best Place to do Halloween: San Francisco

I have been lucky enough to go on many great vacations. I have been all over the world, and I look forward enjoying many more wonderful trips. However, my favorite has to be my Halloween trip to San Francisco. If you like Halloween, you must spend at least one in San Francisco. This city does Halloween properly. I know not *everyone* gets into it, but enough of the people do to make it fun.

I arrived on Halloween after getting being at the airport at 5:00 a.m. eastern time. I dropped my belongings off at the Adante Hotel (where I always stay), and made my way down to the Pinecrest Diner. It is this little hole in the wall diner with a bathroom in the basement that on some days can rival the one in the movie Trainspotting on the fringe of Union Square. It is not much to look at, but the food is great. It is the place where I had my first meal on my first trip to San Francisco (on recommendation of a staffer at Adelaide Hostel). It is a tradition.

I headed back to hotel and put on my dr…

Annual Business Travel

It only comes once a year: My Business Travel I once had dreams of a job where I would get to travel all the time. That didn’t happen, but I do get to go to a conference once a year. I know it is lame, but I really look forward to it. First, it gives me the opportunity to write hotel and reviews. I do travel through out the year, but the opportunity to bulk up the travel blog is nice. I tend to be the budget minded traveler. That means I stay at a lot of hostels, boutique and non chain hotels. If I do stay at one of the big chains, it is usually because I scored a great deal. With this trip it isn’t about the budget, I can just focus on the hotel.The next obvious perk is the restaurant reviews. Again, my focus is usually great food for cheap prices. I have a little more freedom on this business trip. I like to find fun and unusual places to add to my review arsenal. Many business travelers are known for blogging about airports and flights, but I am driving to this conference. The road …