Friday, December 28, 2007

"Home, Home Again"

We're finally back in Fairfax after a week on the road. In that time, we drove some 2800 miles, visited eight states, and spent way too many hours in the car.

The worst driving day was definitely Wednesday, despite it not being a tremendously long day. We went from my grandparents' house in Ponca City to Memphis, Tennessee. It damn near killed us. It snowed, rained, or sleeted the entire day, and we were completely exhausted. Making it to Memphis was a tiny miracle, really.

Yesterday's drive wasn't so bad. Shorter than we'd hoped for, sure, but the vibe in the car was 100% better and we weren't nearly so exhausted. We ended up staying in Seviersville, TN, which I think only exists because of Dollywood.

Anyway, being home is great. It was good to see all the folks for Christmas, but there's something comforting about coming home and finding the apartment still standing and the cats happy to see us.

Michelle used her Christmas money to buy a new 80 gig iPod, so now I am dealing with iPod envy. We also picked up a 750 gig external hard drive to back up our computers with. All we need is the Airport Extreme wireless router (from Apple, of course!) that we can hook the external drives into and have them always accessible, and our network will be complete!

Y'know, that last sentence was probably ridiculously grammatically incorrect, but I'm too tired to care.


Song of the Moment: Neko Case, "Hold On, Hold On"

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Notes From The Road

Michelle and I are currently in St. Louis, Missouri, visiting her aunt and uncle. It took us about 14 hours to get here yesterday, so today we're probably going to take it easy and only drive as far as my father's house (he lives about five hours from here).

We noticed some oddities on the trip over yesterday. I'll post those when I have access to a full computer rather than my iPhone. Let's just say that the Virginia Technology Corridor is a lie and leave it at that for now.


Song of the Moment: Josh Ritter, "Golden Age of Radio"