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Mockba last won the day on July 11 2015

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  1. Yeah, I know this thread is in danger of becoming "Mockba's holiday snaps", but here's one of me from Saturday night at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  2. Enjoy your earworm.
  3. I've gotten a couple of batches from an Etsy user someone suggested, and I've been quite pleased with the price, the quality, and the turnaround time.
  4. Right now, it's me. I got to New Delhi on Thursday night after a long set of flights on Wednesday/Thursday (Durban - Dubai - Delhi). I was not prepared for the complete insanity here. I walked about a half mile from the metro station (the metro line was quite nice) to my hotel, and that was an adventure to say the least. I should have gotten over it and carried on, but instead, I've stayed in the hotel the entire time since then. Mind you, I also didn't feel well for part of it, which caused me to cancel my tour to Agra (Taj Mahal, etc). But, really, I've just been a big wuss.
  5. Me on the outdoor observation deck on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
  6. If by beautiful you mean dumb, sure.
  7. Yeah, I switched to Google Fi before starting my trip, and it's so far worked fantastically.
  8. Unbelievable call.
  9. The Sydney crest is decent, but the attempt at a half-and-half look fails for me. Plus, Glenn's right about the font.
  10. Went to the Blue Jays game on Friday with one Mr. Creamer.
  11. I suppose the map leaves out the rest of the Japan itinerary; I'm also going to Osaka and Hiroshima.
  12. If that were a posted thing, I'd be cool with it. But if your only listed closing time is 10? Well, you're open until 10.
  13. Last fall, I sold my house in Minneapolis. I made a decent amount of money on the sale, which I used to clear my credit card debt then put the rest away. By late spring, I was really falling into some serious depression, exacerbated by issues at my work. I decided to quit (after proper notice, natch) and take some time away from employment, since for once in my life, I was in a place where I could do so. As travel is one of my vices, I decided to travel a bit... and then it transformed into this sort of plan. Is it the most logical or conventional thing to do? Nope. But maybe there's something to that "YOLO" idea, eh? I'm certainly not getting younger. That said, I was able to find some pretty decent deals on flights; in fact, I think the only flight that was over $1,000 was from Peru to San Diego (via Atlanta)--and that's because I decided to splurge and go first class, since I leave Lima at 1am. (Also, it was originally supposed to be just to Atlanta, but because the RoboSphincter [aka Mercedes-Benz Stadium] is delayed, Atlanta United is rescheduling their game against Minnesota United.) I haven't done the math as of yet; I should do that. Ok, math is done. The total for flights, train travel, and rental cars is just under $9,400, which includes the $2,200 indulgence for the first class flights back; with economy, it would have been around $8,400.