Archive for August 2013

I sexually harassed my NSA polygrapher

There is a hotel near the Baltimore airport where National Security Agency (NSA) recruits stay. Some are linguists. Some are computer scientists. Some are security experts. Most are introverts. At night everyone uses their dinner vouchers sitting at one person tables around the perimeter of the hotel dining room. It is quiet. Everyone reads or... Read more »

Lollapalooza highlights: 5 favorite bands and photo gallery

Requisite picture of the Lollapalooza balloon sign by Buckingham Fountain.
My first 3 day Lollapalooza experience is over. I’m sore, tired and a tad sunburned, but I had a great time. The weather was mild, and I enjoyed a lot of great music. Here are the 5 favorite bands I saw at Lollapalooza this year: Nine Inch Nails. I have a very specific memory of... Read more »

Lollapalooza tip for moms and dads (Works for other festivals too)

A quick tip for moms and dads who like to go to Lollapalooza or other outdoor festivals: Don’t get rid of the changing pads that came with your diaper bags even when your kids are potty trained. Keep them as a seat for outdoor festivals like Lollapalooza rather than lugging around a full sized blanket.... Read more »