a layover in amsterdam

We boarded the plane in Atlanta about 10pm.  By 2pm the next day, we were entering the Grand Amsterdam Hotel in all its 2-story, complete with bidet, glory.  But more importantly, we were next door to the Greenhouse.  And if you’ll recall from Vincent Vega’s and Jules Winfield’s discussion about […]


killing the night: a review of spain

“Nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night.” — Ernest Hemingway “That shit is true of Barcelona and Pamplona, too, Holmes.” — The Muskrat We arrived in Barcelona in the morning and, at the advice of Dave from Blogography, stayed at the Hotel 1898 on La […]


putting the “father” in father muskrat

My first experience officiating a wedding was full of frustration, anxiety, and chest pains.  Primarily, this was because I’d lost my iphone the preceding Thursday night around 3am at a DragonCon hotel party after partying like this and like this while dressed like this: I don’t always drink margaritas, but […]

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road trips to florida and alabama on crappy tires* will kill you

Last weekend, I was in Guntersville, Alabama with my friend Chad, who was there for a triathlon with his family, and I asked him about his tires.  I was looking at his race bike, but he got all kinds of defensive about how he knows he needs to replace the […]

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