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Adventures in Amish Land

To summarize Amish country:

That’s about it. If you do decide to venture out there though, rest assured that everyone will give you conflicting directions. If one guy at the gas station says go left on Rt.30, the next woman eating a Ho-Ho down the street will says go right.

We pull up next to this old man to ask for directions, as my cousin looked at me like it was the worst idea in the world. The conversation went as such:

“Excuse me sir, could you tell me how to get to Amish country?”

To which he replied:

[audio:Amish.mp3]

[Ok the music player above may not be working…the guy said:

Aaaaamish Cuuuntry wadduuu you waanna doo theere??”

Ah, yes…so nobody invited us in to their homes, no market with little Amish people line dancing…no nothing. Just farms. Amish country was a big let down. I didn’t even learn to say “hi” in Amish-talk. They all looked to pissed off to ask anyway. 🙁

You can see all of the pictures by clicking “Images” above, or right here!

Finding a Good Hospital Abroad

Going overseas is always fun, but sometimes when you go to smaller towns or shady countries it’s always good to find a good hospital around, just in case.

Joint Commision Resources has a list of internationally accredited hospitals in many parts of the world. If you’re planning on going to any not-so-first world countries anytime soon (like some of us crazy editors who hang around L’avant Poste), it’s a good list to have.

Not the Only Twin on Full House

Looks like our very own Fredo should have been “Danny Tanner’s” twin brother on that show. Guess a picture with Sagat snags all the ladies, just look at those two chicks on the right in the background.

Twins? What do you guys think?

Best Laptop Accessories

So you’ve just bought your little sister a laptop for her first year of college. Thing is that your very own college years are not to far behind you and you’re not making the big bucks yet. Everyone keeps hearing about your big purchase and wants to help out, and why not?

To make life a bit easier on you, we here at aop1980 decided to come up with our list of the best laptop accessories, for those aunts, uncles, brothers, and others who like to help you out.

  1. A Lock (around $25-$40) – This is probably the first thing that should enter your mind if anyone asks what they can get to aide in the laptop purchase because a stolen laptop is not the best way to start the semester.
  2. A Nice Laptop Backpack Case (about $40) – These days only old men carry laptop cases. All of the cool kids carry their laptops in backpacks. I recommend Swiss Gear – the same guys who bring you Swiss Army knives – backpacks. The are strong, sturdy, and offer a fully padded laptop pouch. The lifetime warrenty doesn’t hurt either.
  3. A USB Flash Drive (roughly $20)– You know those little key chain doodads so your student can keep term papers, study notes, and bar tabs portable. Think of these as the modern floppy disk. Anything 128Mb and higher will work for most college student needs.
  4. Blank CDs (also known as CD-R; $15) – They’ll need these to save their *ahem* math homework and biology projects when they turn them in for class. Note: College students may find other things to burn to CD as well.
  5. A Cheap Webcam (about $25) – You’ll want to see your precious kids face from time to time won’t you?
  6. A Microphone (about $10) – How about hear their voice and check up on things, that too right?

With his/her new laptop and these accessories, your new college freshman will be good to go with all of their basic computing needs. Other suggestions are welcome 🙂

Cat Attack in Wyoming!

From winky:
alllllright, so were in Ogallala Nebraska.? we passed through Wyoming, but didn’t stop.

kitty tried to kill stephanie by jumping under the gas pedal.? that scared her? so bad her shirt turned into a wife-beater.

we’ll send pictures when we can…

The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets

I saw this on lifehacker and thought it was pretty neto, ‘specially for L’avant Poste. Enjoy!

What’s the absolute best time to purchase a ticket directly from the airlines? Turns out it’s Wednesday from midnight to 1a.m. in the time zone of the airline’s “home base.” (For instance, Delta is headquartered in Utah Atlanta and United currently calls Chicago home.)

Why? That’s when the computer systems of most airlines get rid of the reserved but unbooked lower fare reservations. Most of us at one time or another have booked a reservation, then let it go without purchase. Snap-up these discounted fares right after this happens and you’re likely to get a significant discount.

Source: http://soundmoneytips.com/article/15113

About Anil Polat

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