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Return Trip to Khasab

Return Trip to Khasab

One of the things we didn’t get to do with Beth’s parents that last time they visited was go up to Khasab in Oman and show them the amazing landscape. This time we had a double-decker dhow boat which gave us an even better view point for dolphin watching. We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon sailing [...]


Al Ain Zoo

Al Ain Zoo

Pretty pictures of animals, but no words for now.


Eric Clapton Live in Abu Dhabi

Eric Clapton Live in Abu Dhabi

I was really disappointed that we missed the beginning of this concert, but once we arrived, Clapton was putting on one hell of a show. Listening to him and the rest of his band play immediately brought me back to Austin, Texas. I could literally feel myself standing inside Antone’s listening to the rock and [...]


Special Guest Lecturer: The College Dropout

Special Guest Lecturer: The College Dropout

A lot of people don’t like Kanye West. I’ve never met the man, nor has he ever interrupted me during an award acceptance speech or condemned me during a disaster relief telethon, so I’ll reserve judgement just for his music. Simply put, I like his music. His rhymes, while distasteful to some, are actually quite [...]


Saudis in Audis
(Pronounced Sah-oo-dees in Ah-oo-dees)

Saudis in Audis(Pronounced Sah-oo-dees in Ah-oo-dees)

A colleague found these YouTube videos that were created by a comedian in the U.S. They are quite funny and perhaps a bit politically incorrect.


Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Because you have to buy tickets way in advance, Beth and I missed our opportunity to go up the Burj Khalifa this trip, but we did get to check out the Aquarium in the Dubai Mall. If you’ve got kids or love wildlife, it’s definitely worth a look. If you don’t want to spend the [...]


Repo Men vs. “Obamacare”

Repo Men vs. "Obamacare"

Since I’m currently “fun-employed,” I decided to go the movie this afternoon. I’m always up for a gritty possible-future sci-fi movie, so I took in Repo Men staring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. The story takes place in the near future where a large corporation has developed artificial organs and body parts that you can [...]