Saturday, January 01, 2000

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91 Comments:

Blogger jason said...

I get the first comment because I rock. The house.

1/26/2005 7:26 AM gmt

 
Blogger Mik3 said...

I too am rocking.

2/04/2005 3:27 AM gmt

 
Anonymous disco said...

Keep on rocking in the free (and communist, and totalitarian, and social democrat) world!

3/29/2005 2:28 PM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

first post!

3/30/2005 5:21 AM gmt

 
Anonymous MISS LAHDIE said...

AND WHAT A CUTE BOY YOU ARE, CUTEBOY!! HOW WOULD ONE GET TO YALLZ ROCK'IN PEACE-OUT PARTY IF ONE WANTED TO GIVE YOU A KISSO & HUGGO GOODBYE?? MISS LAHDIE......DAHDIE, WHO AT TIMES LIKES TA PAHDIE!

5/09/2005 8:43 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike - if you want, I can have my brother host you in Bombay (some call it Mumbai).
Cheers!
Kirit.

5/10/2005 12:12 AM gmt

 
Anonymous Leo said...

mike, jason: cool
so, anyway, dropping a line with this exciting news: I'll try and join part of the Japan leg. And even more to your liking, I may be able to work something out in the way of affordable lodging. With me, if necessary, but I think I can do better...
let me just test the multibyte preparation of this blog tool here:
東京のみなさん -- 気を付けて -- 七月は特に
-- hmm not bad.

5/22/2005 10:23 AM gmt

 
Blogger The Laysons said...

Hello!!! Did you get our message? We are in Hilton Head enjoying a wireless connection. Where are you??????

We miss you,
The Laysons

6/14/2005 1:49 AM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

Hello, The Laysons. I noticed you started a blog. Are y'all gonna keep that updated?

Word to the HH.

6/14/2005 12:03 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Juan said...

BTW, you guys keep forgetting to update your current location map deal. It still says you're in St Petersburg.

6/27/2005 5:40 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Juan said...

Your Kidnapped entry from St Petersburg didn't show up in your blog. Was that on purpose?

I am very sick now and just told Nick I can't do 4th of July with him.

I'm also quite jealous of all your lovely adventures. I do hope it'll be just as cool in Japan. I want to bump into random strangers and talk about love just like you guys did in St Pete.

I told Eva about this here blog, and she reads it now. Consider yourselves blessed. I wanted to tell Morgan and Carly about it too, but I'm shy.

7/04/2005 5:25 PM gmt

 
Blogger Mik3 said...

It did get published, but was immediately pushed off the front page because I back dated it. Check out the June 2005 archive to see.

7/05/2005 2:33 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

Juan,

> Your Kidnapped entry from St
> Petersburg didn't show up in your
> blog. Was that on purpose?

It's there. It was just back-dated, so it'll only show up in the June archive. Things like this may happen a few times. Since we don't always have internet, shit might get posted a week after it actually happened.

> I am very sick now and just told Nick
> I can't do 4th of July with him.

Sorry, man. I know how much you like blowing things up. If it's any consolation, I spent a large portion of my fourth of July trudging through a little mini-monsoon in Vladivostok. By the time I got back to the hotel, I was soaked (my shorts are still wet) and my laptop almost got fried.

> I'm also quite jealous of all your
> lovely adventures. I do hope it'll be
> just as cool in Japan.

We're in Japan now (Fukuoka), and it's pretty damn good. We just got in tonight and had a really tasty meal in a noodle house.
I had dumplings. You too will have dumplings, Nuno.

> I told Eva about this here blog, and
> she reads it now. Consider yourselves
> blessed. I wanted to tell Morgan and
> Carly about it too, but I'm shy.

I'm going to pretend like I know who these people are.

7/05/2005 2:37 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Juan said...

> Juan,

Jason,

> It's there. It was just back-dated, so
> it'll only show up in the June
> archive. Things like this may happen a
> few times. Since we don't always have
> internet, shit might get posted a week
> after it actually happened.

Allow me to meekly make a suggestion. I only want this blog to be accessible to your audience. Usability is my job (professionally at Aerospace and in my personal life here). Anyhoo, if you back-date entries, it confuses the hell out of me and it makes me think that some of your entries that I get wind of via your Yahoo group get lost. Usability Rule #1: Never confuse your users.

I understand you not having Internet all the time. Don't worry about getting the dates right. Just get the things posted in the order they happened, like I'm guessing the message group works. That way, people won't think the things get lost. You other folks should holler up. Am I the only one with this problem?

Wait. I don't understand you not having Internet all the time. How can you check Slashdot everyday otherwise?? And ah, Wikipedia??

> Sorry, man. I know how much you like
> blowing things up. If it's any
> consolation, I spent a large portion
> of my fourth of July trudging through
> a little mini-monsoon in Vladivostok.
> By the time I got back to the hotel, I
> was soaked (my shorts are still wet)
> and my laptop almost got fried.

I do love blowing things up! I'm still very sick. I need to show up to work anyway. Will load up with Coldbusters from Jamba Juice.

I do hope the shining parts of your trip ah, outshine the crappy parts so far.

> We're in Japan now (Fukuoka), and it's > pretty damn good. We just got in
> tonight and had a really tasty meal in > a noodle house. I had dumplings. You > too will have dumplings, Nuno.

I have to say that I was pretty damn sick of noodles by the end of my first Japan trip. But I'm still very much looking forward to seeing you guys. My departure is in 6 days.

> I'm going to pretend like I know who
> these people are.

Eva is one of my dearest friends, and one of the best people on this planet. She was the one who gave me that quiche recipe, remember? Morgan and Carly are two travel agents that helped me arrange things. They each asked why I was going to Japan and I began telling them about Operation Cromulent and they both got all excited. What I should have done is give them the URL. Shyness took over though.

7/05/2005 2:37 PM

7/05/2005 4:40 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mike/Jason - 1 question.... are you tequila intacta or did you cave under pressure? Big hugs, Anne-Marie

7/11/2005 3:21 PM gmt

 
Anonymous james said...

hey guys - we want to watch yer vid but have no suitable player & our IT advisor, that nice Mr. Crowe, says we shouldn't download a 10mb to the realplayer spam engine. Could just be 'cos he doesn't want us to see the vid?

james

7/12/2005 3:34 PM gmt

 
Anonymous leo said...

word: you didn't do it.
That broken furniture in Mike's Tokyo mansion. Says it was there before. Oh yeah, and sorry for wife's untimely capriciousness. Glad you were able to have fun.

7/28/2005 8:47 AM gmt

 
Blogger juancnuno said...

Wow. This is the FASTEST I've ever gone from 0 to DRUNK. And the party's already over! I am not satisfied.

8/17/2005 4:55 AM gmt

 
Blogger juancnuno said...

BTW, my little siblings just love that little Operation Cromulent logo at the end of your movies. You fucks.

8/17/2005 6:48 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

Everyone loves that guy. We need to come up with a nickname for our little mascot, there. How about alt.nuno?

8/18/2005 1:30 AM gmt

 
Anonymous andrew said...

just came back from 2 weeks in the internet desert that is rural France - could occasionally get 57K from my cell but not for long enough to peruse your ramblings. So shocked and horrified to hear of your sufferings - glad to know you're back on the road to recovery.

Good to see that when we tell you go blow bubbles out yer ass mike that you act on it.

forgot to tell you that I got married since you left (photos if you want them at http://buckman.free.fr/mariage)

and if you really have nothing better to do then here are some photos of the boy Maxim - now 5 months old and going strong - http://buckman.free.fr/maxim

be safe

8/19/2005 1:07 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could enjoy life like you guys. Never get epididymitis or prostatitis. :(

8/23/2005 8:43 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Cousin John said...

Jason & Mike,

I have been following the OC most mornings from my soul-sucking office at Bankrupt Airline, Inc... Props to you for doing what most of us have always wished we could do.

Glad to hear that neither of you 'went toward the light' during your recent convalescence. I haven't downloaded the video player yet, but Cousin Mike tells me that Journey to the Center of Mike is a two thumbs up affair.

Saw that you flew the Big Blue U. from HKG to SGN - I trust we treated you like the noblemen you are? Here's hoping you enjoyed your pretzels and Coke as much as we no doubt enjoyed seving them to you...

It'd be great to hook up with you guys at some point on the journey, if just for a weekend - Given round-trip flying times and the aforementioned soul-sucking occupation, I'm thinking a weekend dip into South America might work best. Maybe I can convince Cousin Mike to come along...

Keep safe,

John G.

8/29/2005 2:32 PM gmt

 
Blogger juancnuno said...

Hi Juan san,

Thank you for showing me the pictures. You seem to have had a lot of good time! May I use some of your pictures in my class such as the one of tokyo station?

Take care,
-Miki S

--

The hottest Japanese teacher, EVER, has asked to use some of my pictures in her class. Yeah.

8/29/2005 8:46 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

endoscopy -- that sounds fun!

hey mike -- we miss you here in pasadena. things are different things are the same.

hope you have having a fabulous time

charley

9/01/2005 9:18 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

John:

> Jason & Mike,

That's us.

> I have been following the OC most
> mornings from my soul-sucking office
> at Bankrupt Airline, Inc...

Cool. Well, except for the soul-sucking. That's not so cool.

> Props to
> you for doing what most of us have
> always wished we could do.

Life is much easier when you refuse to accept responsibility for anything.

> Glad to hear that neither of you
> 'went toward the light' during your
> recent convalescence.

Well, Hong Kong is one of the brighter points of China, so, in a way, we did. But the light, it was good.

> I haven't
> downloaded the video player yet, but
> Cousin Mike tells me that Journey to
> the Center of Mike is a two thumbs up
> affair.

Truly a gastronomic masterpiece. When Mike's pyloric sphincter closes, you can't help but weep.

> Saw that you flew the Big Blue U.
> from HKG to SGN - I trust we treated
> you like the noblemen you are? Here's
> hoping you enjoyed your pretzels and
> Coke as much as we no doubt enjoyed
> seving them to you...

I just remember being super-excited to finally be leaving China. They could have thrown poop at me and kicked me in the junk... I still would have been smiling.

> It'd be great to hook up with you
> guys at some point on the journey, if
> just for a weekend - Given round-trip
> flying times and the aforementioned
> soul-sucking occupation, I'm thinking
> a weekend dip into South America
> might work best. Maybe I can convince
> Cousin Mike to come along...

That would be awesome. We're always looking for people to help defray some of the hotel costs... I mean... to share our experiences with us. Yes.

> Keep safe,

A'yup.

Nuno: You are a god.

9/03/2005 5:15 AM gmt

 
Blogger juancnuno said...

Yesterday, I had lunch with a hot-ass, honest-to-goodness BELLY DANCER.

Lehra was so proud of me.

9/06/2005 3:59 AM gmt

 
Blogger juancnuno said...

Wee. FastMail finally put its WebDAV server online. WebDAV is like FTP, but not gay. So now I'm learning all about it. I figured out how to integrate it with Nautilus, and I can upload and download shits just by dragging and dropping.

9/15/2005 5:30 AM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, we need to see more video clips with you in them!!!! we love you and miss you. Karen :)

10/21/2005 7:33 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

I don't know if you'll see any Jason-hosted mini-clips anytime soon. Maybe we'll put out a little teaser documentary soon, though. That would have me all over it.
In a totally platonic way.

11/01/2005 2:33 AM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm "diggin'" the random photo in the top left corner.

- mr. doing-everything-in-moderation-including-moderation

11/16/2005 8:19 AM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

It's not robust because it's not written in Java. The most robust programming language.

11/16/2005 6:14 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have come a long way to Cusco , why not trying visiting Lake Titicaca

11/29/2005 8:13 AM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

We are planning on stopping by Puno (on Lake Titicaca) on our way down to Chile. Mike was talking about staying a night on one of the native islands.

11/29/2005 4:08 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Josh said...

Hello there! Its josh here, you may, or more likely, may not, remember me, you met me and my parents in China at the stone forest outside Kunming, in the pagoda with the oddly set paths with the tobbaco fields n'all, and you gave us your card, finally (three months later) got on your website. Your journeys been a great read, im impressed, hope i can do something like it someday!
(Josh-London)

11/30/2005 8:42 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Leo said...

you guys are going here, check it out:
Antartica
astronomy of the day! Have fun. Leo

12/01/2005 7:18 AM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

Titicaca...*snicker*

12/05/2005 8:52 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

Josh: I have vague memories of talking to you in that there gazebo. Unfortunately, I met you just as I was coming down with my Chinese Bird Flu (of Death), so my recollections are more about my eternal suffering then the people that I met. But thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the next very special episode of the OC.

Leo: Thanks for the inspiration. Antarctica is less than a month away now. We just need to plow our way through Chile and across some little bit of ocean before we can bask in the warming glow of the Antarctic moon.

Juan: A cab driver in Lima giddily told us that Chile got the titi side, and Bolivia got the caca side. Apparently, kindergarten humor is international.

12/05/2005 10:16 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Josh said...

oh i will, been having a great time reading about your journey, only half way through atm, keep at it!

12/05/2005 10:48 PM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

Titicaca...*snicker*

1/13/2006 8:03 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

How many mexicans does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Just Juan.

1/16/2006 1:39 PM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

I want a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid. Stupid ads. Making me want to buy stuff.

1/16/2006 11:56 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I almost cried! I LOVE IT!!! :) -Karen

1/30/2006 3:07 AM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

I aims ta please.

2/07/2006 12:12 AM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

I can't believe they named that lake Titicaca. You know that means boob poop, right?

2/10/2006 5:35 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Leo said...

OC world cup fans:
I can promote because it's a worthy cause and my gains are measured in heaps of pride, not dollars or euros:
http://www.huntparkinsider.com/scarves/
(i have no affiliation - except, er, the world cup and the USA. But no fiduciary affiliation)
Quote from the listing introducing these babies:
-----
The great people at ttp://www.sportsscarf.com will be manufacturing these scarves, as they've previously done for both the 2005 U.S. vs. Mexico match in Columbus, as well as the 2004 U.S. vs. El Salvador match in Foxboro.
The quality's excellent, and they're easy to take care of.
Again, all proceeds from these scarves will go towards funding additional
U.S. Supporters Scarf sales. So not only are you purchasing a great souvenir(s) to take to Germany or otherwise show your support during
the 2006 World Cup, but you're ensuring that future scarf efforts can be undertaken without delay or great effort.
-----
It's hard to think about World Cup, and make plans for a bunch of USA games, and know that the USA is 4-0-1 undefeated in 2006 (including 2 World Cup-bound nations, knock on wood), and look at the designs, and not want this scarf.

Oh yeah, and since I have ordered one -- this is one more way you can be like me. See you in DE.

3/02/2006 3:26 PM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

Before I read all this new stuff, do you guys know about the total solar eclipse coming up in your neck of the world? Don't miss it!

3/06/2006 6:41 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

Ooh. Good catch, Nuno. There is a possibility that we'll be in Egypt around March 29th. I imagine a total eclipse over the pyramids really brings out the weirdos.

3/11/2006 3:57 PM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

With it occurring right when you guys would be there, I thought you knew, and planned for it. I just wanted to make sure.

A total solar eclipse is one of those things I want to catch before I die.

3/12/2006 7:20 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Jon said...

So my friend Sonia gave me the link to your site, very sweet! Fun to live vicariously a bit through your adventure now that i'm back in the working world. Live it up.

Jon

4/09/2006 5:08 AM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

Would that be Sonia K.?

4/12/2006 11:29 AM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the first time I have looked at your site since you left.

In my usual super-exaggerated way, let me say that there are not enough words in the dictionary to completely describe what I'm lookin at... but here is one phrase that comes to the top of my mind:

Holy S%$@ !!!

Thanks for all the pics and info.

Josh Cobb.

4/17/2006 8:16 PM gmt

 
Blogger Mik3 said...

Josh - Glad you enjoy the site. Cobb Enthusiasm is like superfly-TNT. A little bit goes a long way. ;)

4/18/2006 9:03 AM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gentlemen,

Watford is in the Premiership promotion final. This means little to the plebian masses, but CU is a little short of mad. If you can make it to Cardiff on May 21st, communicate with El U-monstruo stat.

See you on the floor of Miserahaus.

- Mizzarco

5/09/2006 10:05 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

Wow. There's a whole bunch of words in there I don't recognize... but I'm pretty sure you just made fun of me in some way.
Damn you, Marco.

5/11/2006 11:07 AM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

The Bahrain link off of the schedule page is broken.

5/12/2006 1:58 AM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

All better. Thanks for the heads up, Nuno.

5/12/2006 3:50 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe this journey is almost over for the two of you. It's been great entertainment for me to read of your adventures from my cubicle in Los Angeles.
Safe travels back home.
M

6/20/2006 11:43 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

Yeah. It's all coming to a close. It's strange. It seems like it all went by so quickly, but when I think back to countries like Russia and Japan, it feels like they happened lifetimes ago.
I guess in terms of lessons learned, it has been a few lifetimes.

6/22/2006 10:39 PM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

Apparently you haven't learned the lesson of repetition:

> have a heavy lunch of croatian home cooking for lunch

Haha, you said lunch twice.

6/29/2006 12:06 AM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come and se Serbia and serbians.. nice people, nice town Belgrade or Novi Sad... Big GREETINGS FROM Petrovaradin castle !

7/21/2006 7:51 PM gmt

 
Anonymous L30 Rs said...

mik3, jason, fellow sport aficionados;
most excellent to share company of upscale Hamburg St. Pauli. Very glad we got good seats to see Brazil dumped on the big screen. Would have liked to hang in Dusseldorf after the semi-final too but was headed south. Typical Italy though: victory or no, always a dramatic show. Every game is an opera.
Has the operation-to-succeed-cromulent been decided yet? Does it even have a name? Can Cromulent even be succeeded?
Until next time; later, leo

7/31/2006 9:40 AM gmt

 
Anonymous carolina said...

Holy god, I have no idea how I stumbled across this website, but I did, and I was like "Hey I know that guy" and thought I would drop you a line.

Mike - it's Carrie (from wayyyy back). Looks like you had a nifty year on the road. Maybe we'll cross paths again one of these days. :)

8/26/2006 4:12 AM gmt

 
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Blogger Jorge Pinho said...

Good Morning,

Jason,

My name is Jorge,I am from Portugal, I am Jô`s friend, the owner of "Pousada da Jô" in Brazil - Bahia - Salvador. I would like talk to her, but I lost her cell phone. I am looking for the contact of her country-house hotel in website, and the only way to contact her, is about you. I ask you, if it is possible, to give me the contact of her - Josete Palma - Jô.

If you have any questions, feel free for send me a e-mail.

Best Regards,

Jorge Pinho

5/07/2009 11:32 AM gmt

 

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