Lessons on Professionalism from Bravo’s ‘Below Deck’

I have a client in the meetings and events industry and I was submitting a couple of story pitches to them this week, based on a new survey of event planners. One of the key takeaways from the survey is that 59% of planners say a lack of professionalism among the venue management and staff … Continue reading Lessons on Professionalism from Bravo’s ‘Below Deck’

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Reality TV Time: Below Deck Mediterranean

My travel-buddy-for-life XFE and I just got back from a soccer roadtrip through the South, which was basically 3,000 miles of varying degrees of traffic and highways broken up by stops for soccer (go Tottenham), kitschy tourist locales (I’d never been to South of the Border, but I have now), barhopping at country honkytonks (Nashville … Continue reading Reality TV Time: Below Deck Mediterranean

Reality TV Time: Drama on Board – Bravo’s ‘Below Deck’ and Soccer

My main sleeping buddy XFE (Petunia is merely backup) is back from his father-son golfing trip, and I’m thrilled. Finally, someone to cook for me and make me laugh. Petunia is useless in the kitchen and her jokes are pretty lame. For example: What did the calico say to the bowl of food? Crunch. I … Continue reading Reality TV Time: Drama on Board – Bravo’s ‘Below Deck’ and Soccer

Friday Links: Snow Art and Snatched Crowns Edition

Airline workers kill time by drawing a giant dick next to one of their planes. This actually sums up perfectly how I feel about winter. Plus it reminds me of the infamous “Below Deck” episode where the chief steward made blanket art in the shape of a penis but insisted it was a misinterpreted rocket … Continue reading Friday Links: Snow Art and Snatched Crowns Edition

Totally Random Search Terms – October Edition

Way back in the day, when thePoeLog was just a tiny little sentence fetus and Google played nicely with WordPress, we had a semi-regular feature called “Totally Random Search Terms that Brought Someone to thePoeLog.” This was inspired by a feature on WordPress that rounded up terms used in search engines like Yahoo, Google and … Continue reading Totally Random Search Terms – October Edition

Hotel Crashing: Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, South Africa

In case you are wondering, yes, you will definitely see leopards at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Sabi Sands.   And a whole lot of other animals, including (if you’re very lucky like we were) the very rare African wild dog. We actually saw three generations of the adorable calico-spotted dogs a … Continue reading Hotel Crashing: Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Hotel Crashing: Villa Dubrovnik

I was riding the metro to work the other morning, a pretty mundane task, since I’ve done it pretty much every working day for the last 10 or so years I’ve been in D.C. It was 7:45 in the morning and already a muggy 78 degrees. I had just walked the 10 minutes from my … Continue reading Hotel Crashing: Villa Dubrovnik

Reality Time: Is That a Humpback or Are You Just Watching ‘Whale Wars?’

This is a tad bit long, so pull up a chair, get a tall frosty adult beverage (probably not Japanese sake though), and get comfortable. Because I’m about to tell you kids about one of the best reality shows on TV. It’s a little show we like to call “Whale Wars,” (actually, Animal Planet named … Continue reading Reality Time: Is That a Humpback or Are You Just Watching ‘Whale Wars?’