Haiti- First Impressions

The first sights of Port-au-Prince (PaP) are not pretty. Unlike Cairo or Lima where I flew into the city well after dark obscuring everything until morning, I arrived in PaP under blue skies and a bright sun. And unlike other cities situated on the beach, there is not hotel after hotel lining the sand. Nope, the first sights of PaP as you near touch down are shanty towns.

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2012

If the Mayans are correct, then this is it. Just a little under a year remains for Earth and all its inhabitants. That's a good reason as any to not make any resolutions for the new year. If I can't evaluate how well I did at the end of the year, then screw it. Well that was easy. While I may not being making resolutions per se...


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Pop Quiz Hotshot! 2011 Year in Review
12.13.2011 9:00PM
I have no idea where 2011 went, but in a little over two weeks it will be 2012. Holy hell. Thank god I semi-regularly update this blog and post plenty of photographs. Otherwise I would have no idea what I did for the last 365 days. But now it's time to test YOUR knowledge/memory. If you read the blog, check out the photos, and follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter, the following quiz should be a breeze. Just a few rules.

1. Don't cheat.
2. Read through the questions and comment with your answers.
3. Don't cheat.
4. After putting your answers in the comments click the link at the conclusion to see how well you did.

The answers page will link you to posts and photographs that relate to the question/answer. Who knows, maybe the person with the best score will win a prize. As long as I can prove you didn't cheat. So here we go.

1. Chicago experienced it’s third largest total snowfall when a blizzard blew through the night before what holiday?

a. New Year's Day
b. Birthday of MLKJr
c. Groundhog Day
d. Valentine's Day
e. President's Day

2. The total snowfall from the aforementioned blizzard measured how much?

a. 19.0 inches
b. 20.8 inches
c. 21.2 inches
d. 21.6 inches
e. 23.0 inches

3. Which state did I not travel to this year?

a. Tennessee
b. Nebraska
c. Oklahoma
d. Texas
e. California

4. Watching the Women’s World Cup I developed a crush on which USWNT player?

a. Megan Rapinoe
b. Alex Morgan
c. Hope Solo
d. Abby Wambach
e. Lori Lindsey

5. Which sin-filled city did I go to partake in bachelor party shenanigans?

a. Miami
b. New Orleans
c. Las Vegas
d. New York City
e. Los Angeles

During vacation at Pawleys Island, this animal had washed up all along the beaches by the thousands?

a. Jellyfish
b. Crabs
c. Sharks
d. Dead babies
e. Starfish

7. How many different buildings did I rappel this year?

a. 5
b. 6
c. 7
d. 8
e. 9

8. Who was the drunkest person to attend Momma Dowell’s Derby Extravaganza?

a. Me
b. Jeff
c. Mark
d. Caroline
e. Theresa and Momma Dowell

9. How many goals did I score during the intramural soccer season?

a. 0
b. 1
c. 2
d. 3
e. 4

10. In March 2012 I am going to vacation in which country?

a. England
b. Ireland
c. Ethiopia
d. Turkey
e. Cambodia

Think you got a perfect score? Check out the answers here.
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