Getting Around Mexico City

People who visit Mexico City are the same type of people who visit New York City, Chicago, and Washington DC. Travelers who go to these great world cities, go for food, sites, culture, museums, and history.  And just like the great cities in the USA, Mexico City has an exceptional transportation system. There are a…

Being A Chilango For Three Days – Mexico City

I am an adopted Chilango.  That is what Mexico City natives call themselves, and if you move beyond the confines of your snug cacoon like resort,  you can have an authentic experience, and enjoy the city just like a native. Don’t be a tourist. Be a Chilango! I traveled to Mexico City for a about a year, and…

How To Get A $20K Kitchen for $7,200

We haven’t remodeled our kitchen at our current place, but we have remodeled our Frederick property and have learned a few things we’d do again, and a few things we’d do differently. We did almost all the work ourselves, and if you are curious or so inclined, you can do most of it yourself. You…

Duckpins and Pinball – Faded Teenage Memories

Duck Pin Bowling and Pinball, two past times from my childhood that are slowly fading from our post art deco industrial landscape.  I grew up in Glenmont, Maryland, just a bit outside of Washington, DC.  It was a great place to grow up near.  Just a short walk across Randolph road from my home was Bambino’s…

Kids, Thoughts On Selecting A Career

With tuition reaching $20K – $50K per year, and colleges seeming to offer degrees in everything from Mathematics and Business Administration to Medieval French Literature, it seems to me that college education isn’t as good an investment as it was when I was a kid. I do believe in academics and education, but are Universities…

Getting What You Want From Priceline

When using Priceline, one challenge is that if you have a specific amenity or room type you are looking for, you won’t have as much freedom in assuring you have specific amenities or room types (e.g. Queen, Two Queens, King), if you are using opaque pricing options (i.e. Express Deals or Name Your Own Price). …

Go For Prime, At Choice Prices (Costco)

Taking a huge slab of meat, and cutting it into steaks is an easy way to have good quality steaks without paying $16 – $20 per pound for a typical Prime Rib Eye steak.  The Boss at Home (my lovely and kind wife), ok’d me to buy a slab for Father’s day.  She was still…