As years go, 2011 barely makes it into the top 10 of 21st Century years – thank you 2005. While there was some incredible travel and food and wine and beer, there was also the hottest summer ever, and not in the fun way.
|5||Landing in Gander, Newfoundland |
There are few worse words you can hear while flying over the north Atlantic than “We’re having to turn back and land in Gander Canada.” It’s even worse auf Deutsch. A mysterious smell and a lack of Airbus 340 mechanics at this remote “international” airport delayed my trip to Europe by a day but added an additional country to my three country trip. But the fuckers at Canadian customs didn’t even stamp my brand new passport.
|4||Landing in Frankfurt Flughafen |
After 24 of practically no sleep, I finally was in Frankfurt. The problem, however, was that the original plan was to acclimate for a day in the ‘dorf. But now there was no time to acclimate and didn’t even know what the new plan was. Eventually JT talked me off the panic limb and I made my way to Brussels.
|3||Signing Up for AT&T Uverse|
This was largely chronicled in this blog posting. But I want to reiterate and make it perfectly clear – FUCK YOU AT&T!!!
|2||Wallet Stolen in Paris |
To be fair, if you’re going to get your wallet stolen, doing so in Paris makes a far better story than Pleasant Grove. But try not to do it with less than €150 and your pre-paid train ticket home from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt.
|1||David Fucking Freese |