Category: Holy Crap

The utterly absurd in my life

Fish are friends, not food: Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef

Fish are friends, not food: Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef
When Finding Nemo came out in 2003, I think everyone, including yours truly, got hit with wanderlust to see the Great Barrier Reef.  And with more and more news reports coming out about coral bleaching and how the GBR’s days are numbered, it seemed that a trip there was pretty pressing.  So at the tail end... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 4: German Guardian Angels & Hitchhiking in Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 4: German Guardian Angels & Hitchhiking in Jasper National Park
Miss our shenanigans in Banff, on the Icefields Parkway, or narrowly missing a grizzly bear in Jasper? Check out the posts at the links! After invoking the spirit of Tenzig Norgay during an uphill climb through a snowstorm, and finally reaching the Watchtower campsite in Jasper National Park, El and I ate dinner with Jenny, a fellow... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park
Miss our shenanigans in Banff or on the Icefields Parkway? Check out Parts 1 and 2 of the Canadian Rockies Road Trip at the links! Growing up, my family didn’t camp. Don’t get me wrong, I was extremely hashtagblessed to go on some pretty incredible vacations as a kid, but we were strapping goggles to our face instead... Read more »
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Stay out of the forest: Scary as hell adventures in Macedonia

It’s been a few months since the hubs and I galavanted across the Balkans in a rental car (I’m clearly the worst with blogging about it.  Shame on me), but the memories of our time in Macedonia are as strong as ever.  For instance, last night I dreamt that I was clinging to a mountain... Read more »

10 True Crime Books Every Murderino Should Read

<strong><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Killer-Little-Shepherds-Forensic-Science/dp/1849833281">The Killer of Little Shepherds: The Case of the French Ripper and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr</a></strong><br><br>I'm a big fan of "the birth of" type books, and The Killer of Little Shepherds doesn't disappoint.  It dissects (pun completely intended) how 19th century French criminologists used blood spatter evidence (hence "the birth of forensic science") to catch serial killer, Joseph Vacher.  A particularly awful breed of asshole, Vacher is suspected of killing between 11 and 27 young farmhands and was nicknamed "France's Jack the Ripper".  Come for the science, stay for the white rabbit fur hat.
If you clicked on this post, you’re probably a self-identified Murderino and fascinated with true crime.  And if you’re like me, you were finally able to crawl out of the “I really like reading about/watching true crime stories, but I don’t tell anyone because I don’t want people to think that it’s because I want... Read more »

The King (& Queen) in the North!: Canada Bound

The King (& Queen) in the North!: Canada Bound
Okay, I know that people have been threatening to move to Canada for years now, and that it’s definitely gained momentum in the wake of a Donald Trump presidency (it feels weird typing that, like a “nose wrinkles as a natural reflex” kind of weird…but I digress), but this time I really mean it: We’re moving... Read more »
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78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway

78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway
Elliot and I have seen a lot of Europe, and for the most part our trips are to cities that are pretty well traveled.  For example, my last post, about our travels through Cinque Terre and Florence, garnered a lot of “Love that place!” feedback.  Every now and then, however, we venture off the beaten... Read more »

Guinness & Game of Thrones: A Road Trip through Western & Northern Ireland

I have long accepted the fact that I’m a Game of Thrones nerd: I’ve read the entire Song of Ice and Fire series and the book on the history of Westeros, obviously watch the HBO series, and read online forums where “the nerds”, as I affectionately call them, debate their fantastical theories.  Oftentimes, they have me... Read more »

I'm Gonna Need a Bigger Blog: I Went Cage-Diving with Great White Sharks & Here's What Happened

I'm Gonna Need a Bigger Blog: I Went Cage-Diving with Great White Sharks & Here's What Happened
If you’re like most people, your opinion of great white sharks has probably been heavily influenced by Jaws.  Don’t get me wrong, Jaws is a freaking phenomenal movie, and Quint’s USS Indianapolis monologue is so chilling that it makes me pee a little (probably not a normal reaction).  I think we can all admit that, despite its... Read more »
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14 Thoughts I Had While Re-watching Stephen King's IT as a Grown-Up

14 Thoughts I Had While Re-watching Stephen King's IT as a Grown-Up
Don’t forget to type in your email address to the right to Subscribe by Email! There are some horror movies whose sole purpose is to make the audience laugh (I see you, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon), and there are horror movies that scare you every single freaking time you watch them.  For me, those movies are Halloween,... Read more »
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