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Out with the Old and in with the New in New York and New Orleans

Posted by Andrew on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Happenings 
Welcome to 2012!

Wow man, when I arrived in this country there were still two consecutive zeros in the middle of the year. Now it's the third Christmas and New Year behind me. Crazy 

The past two weeks have been an express train that came to a stuttering stop the day before work started again. No time to stop and think, just bulldoze on, take it all in, smash it in the face and hope that it all makes sense at the end. And luckily it still does!

It all started with the Greek arriving for a two-we...
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The Girl With the Lyme Disease

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, In : Happenings 
Last month was Thanksgiving here in the States. Dips and I arrived home from a big lunch at Mike & Amy's place, lubed to the max. We cracked open some beers, and got into some serious shit-talking. Little did we know though, we were about to get an intriguing visitor....

But this story begins a few months earlier.

On a balmy summer's eve, heat so heavy it was visible, a cool breeze off the Hudson moving it in shapes, I was standing out on my balcony being my usual cool self when I noticed a pet...
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Stepping off the plane into a Woody Allen film

Posted by Andrew on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Happenings 
Fall in New York. 
Falling for New York. 
Much water has passed under the bridge since the last blogging. 
Much wisdom has been bantered about and now the old logging.

Where to begin? 

I found a fantasy existence for one night only in Portland, Maine - America's far northeast and home to a lot undiscovered and a feisty cat. It was a short stop after a long drive along a mind-bending mass of colours, red, yellow and brown. Fall in America - a vibrant last flourish before the onset of winter.

Boston ...
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GUEST BLOG - The Spartan and The Judge

Posted by Byron on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, In : Happenings 

You may have read the name of this guest blogger all over Yours Is The Earth.
If you haven't, that's probably because this is the first post you've read!  
Read on then Trendsetters, for a story from the book of one of this crazy adventure's greatest characters, The Greek...


The stage is set - our hero walks into the Hoboken City Hall, armed with confidence, wit and photographic evidence proving that there is no signage along the road where he parked, indicating that this is a residential...


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Maaaa I'm in Chicaaaago

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, September 9, 2010, In : Road Trips 
"I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages." - Rudyard Kipling.

Chi-town, what's going on!!

This past weekend was Labour Day weekend in the States and so a long weekend. The Greek and I made it an even loooonger one by taking the Friday off and heading to Chicago, Illinois for a weekend of pure awesomeness.

Leaving New York at the crack of dawn, I was in Chicago before the Greek and Karatjie, our amazing ...
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Kumbaya

Posted by Andrew on Friday, August 27, 2010, In : Road Trips 

A few weeks ago The Greek, The Daffs, Karatjie and I headed up to Marsha's Little House By The Sea in a state which is not an island, called Rhode Island.

About a three hour drive from New York, this place is absolutely gorgeous. Reminded me a lot of a place like Paternoster, where I have spent many a good time with Bernie and the crew.

With the weather stunning, this was the ideal little slice of utopian escape from the Mad City. The days were spent eating breakfast like champions, sitting on...


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DC - In Memorial (Part II)

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, June 10, 2010, In : Road Trips 
Sunday was a hot one. Ridonculously hot, I'm talking a hundred degrees. So we decided to spend the entire day in the sun... in Springbok rugby jerseys. I mean, why not?


Segways... awesomeness for dorks

Had another early start for our 'Masonic Segway Tour' around DC. What a kiiiiiff way of cruising! At first you feel like the world's most amazing dork, but as soon as you start cruising, ah man, you just cruise. Best way to see a city, hands down.

So there we were - gliding around DC in our S...


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DC - In Memorial (Part I)

Posted by Andrew on Friday, June 4, 2010, In : Road Trips 

A band of six set out on Memorial Day weekend for an adventure into the sweaty heart of this nation's capital, Washington DC.

Hitting the I-95 on a Friday afternoon is like... well, it's like a lot of things, driving into New York City on a Friday afternoon, driving to Sandton on a Friday afternoon, driving anywhere on a Friday afternoon. It's bad ok.

Luckily! Luckily for us, we were able to leave around 1pm and brave the interstate south to the capital. 

Arriving in DC around 6pm, the Greek and...


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It's not always sunny in Philadelphia

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, In : Road Trips 

On a random whim, the Greek and I set off down I-95 for a mini-roadtrip to the streets of Philadelphia for what turned out to be a weekend of epic randomness.

The road to Philly is short, about 100 miles, down the interstate to the original capital of the United States, the home of Benjamin Franklin and the original seat of George Washington, the first president of the newly forged United States of America. Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitu...


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New York, New York

Posted by Andrew on Sunday, April 18, 2010, In : Happenings 
Its been a long time coming. I almost forgot I had a blog!

The past three weeks have flown by like three days at a music festival in the sun.

Been spending a lot of time at work during the week - train the trainers start on Monday and come thick and fast after that. Had a hectic time adjusting to a new way of working again after ending my global secondment and resuming things with the US training team. Can't even begin to explain (let alone comprehend) how different processes can be even thoug...

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What the puck? ...and an Irish week getting Stomped

Posted by Andrew on Friday, March 19, 2010, In : Happenings 

Been a mad ole couple a weeks lads and lassies. I blame the Irish - those mad to be saved, wild-eyed ones. You know them, you've seen them, at a bar near you, singing Journey songs at the top of their voice, moist, mixture of beer and tears... of joy... ahoy.

What's crazy is that hardly any of them are actually Irish! You won't believe how much America embraces the St Paddy's Day euphoria. Like full on. To the face. Smashed it.

It's been going on for two weeks now, and only came to an end on ...


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Ski weekend in the Poconos

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, In : Happenings 

This past weekend we made an awesome trip to the Poconos in Pennsylvania. 

10 people, 1 killer bungalow, 4 cases of beer, 12 bottles of wine, an unbelievable menu of food thanks to the girls, and 2 kick-ass days on the slopes...



One awesome weekend! 

Words don't really do it justice, so check out the pics here to get a feel for it...

PS - the week before was Coaching Week. All the experts and regional trainers from around the world were in Montvale for our demo and train-the-trainer for the...


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