Tag Archives: fun

Phoenix Art Museum has got it going on!


Last weekend I took a quick get-away weekend vacation to Phoenix, Arizona. I know what you’re thinking, Phoenix  of all places?! Well, let me tell you, I would do it again. And a big reason for that is the Phoenix Art Museum! Coming from the Bay Area, I would put the Phoenix Art Museum right up there with SFMOMA and the de Young museum!
Continue reading

Make plans for Midsumma! Melbourne’s Queer Culture festival!


Hey northern hemisphere folk! It’s finally starting to get cold, so you know it’s starting to get a little hot ‘down unda’! Take a break and warm your toes at Melbourne’s queer arts and culture festival Midsumma!

They’ve got tons of events happening at tons of venues, so click here for more details!

Top Tips for Taking Amtrak

Alright everyone! I’m what you might call am Amtrak Aficionado. I love to take Amtrak every opportunity I get. So naturally, when going to see some family in Santa Barbara for Thanksgiving, I took the train. It’s about a nine hour ride from the start at Oakland, which considering it’s a seven hour drive, wasn’t a bad deal. Also it’s an easy two tanks of gas, and my ticket down to Santa Barbara the day before Thanksgiving was only $65.  I’ve done longer (26 hour) and shorter (2 hour) train rides, so I believe I am qualified to give some tips.

Continue reading

Looking for a pet? Get a parrot!

Met this nice man taking his bird for a beautiful walk around a lake in Colorado.

For those who don’t know, parrots make wonderful pets. In this blog I”l be talking about African Grey’s specifically. They’re super-smart, trainable, and as loyal as German Shepards. They love copying sounds, words, and will dance to music. African Grey’s (or any parrot really) will also most likely outlive you, so you don’t have to go through the heartbreak of losing a pet.


Okay, I also might be a little biased because I grew up with an African Grey (named Grant), who is still alive and kicking.

African Greys will pick up pretty much any sound they hear repeatedly, like your phone, doorbell, or part of the theme song to your favorite show. They’ll nuzzle their beak against your fingers, and want you to scratch their feathers. They really are super fun animals to have as companions. You can watch a video of Whiskey the Pirate talking your ear off after the jump (you should really watch it, he’s totes-adorbs).

Continue reading