Been busy the past week or so, mostly re-arranging the room, getting rid of some furniture, etc.
So, I leave in an hour for Europe. I doubt I'll have much access to the internet until I return on the 14th (in time to leave again on the 16th!), so until then friends...Good luck and safe travels!
Oh yeah. Got back from DC today. We left at 6am this morning. Every time we switched so I was driving some stupid/scary/crazy thing happened. I'm tired. I'll catch up with the world tomorrow.
I made to DC! Fourteen hours of driving with a half-drugged, recently-shaved, grumpy cat. Oh yeah, good times. Actually, the drive was good. Traffic was light all the way up until Richmond and we were going the speed limit and passing truckers the entire way up. Fuel prices are really hitting those guys hard, especially the independent truckers. But who knows with all the work on alternative fuels and such that is finally getting the public's attention like it should have years ago...we maybe be seeing hyrid semis on the road someday soon.
To pass the time, I mostly chatted with Mom and checked on the cat, but billboards were a constant source of amusement through the trip. There's a place called "South of the Border", which started advertising it's giant, monster, mega-tourist trap self in Georgia. Contrary to it's name, South of the Border is located just north of the North Carolina/South Carolina border. Here's some of the billboards I can remember:
- VIRGIN STURGEON. And unused bagels. (this is some kind of Jewish joke apparently?)
- Talk with the Toucan!
- Pedro's fireworks!
- Fill your trunque weef Pedro's junque! (this was the best one, you can imagine all the immature jokes I made)
Going on base today and maybe Oldtown Alexandria. Cheers!
So....leaving for Washington D.C. in about seven hours. Naturally, I haven't packed yet. As much as I miss Dad all the time, I enjoy going up to D.C. to see him. It's a great town. We're going to catch a Nationals game on Friday. Maybe the National Cathedral, maybe a museum or two that I haven't seen yet in the seven years he's been stationed in D.C. My Mom and I are driving up tomorrow and driving back on Saturday. Roooad triiiip! \m/
It finally, honest to God, thunderstormed today. We really needed the rain. Hopefully, the regular summer rain pattern will set up this year and I won't have to keep worrying about my plants. It rained and then cleared before sunset. Everything was green and wet and the sun was low, casting a gold glow over everything. The busy intersection at my townhouse complex was completely devoid of cars for a full minute while I went about getting the mail from the box. It was awesome. I grinned ear to ear, it was just a great way to end a day.
So, here's to hoping your day ended well. And that I have smooth sailing on my drive tomorrow!
I've had one hell of a day. Perhaps bad, but mostly good in the end I think.
Well. At the end of it all I've walked away with a renewed sense of myself. Do right by yourself and you'll end up ok.
Well. Finished tagging the database threads. Every thread now has at least one tag. Every. Single. Thread. All Five Hundred and Thirty One of them. Granted a few here and there were tagged but still. My fingers hurt! And my OCD over the tag system is still not abated! ACK!
Someone stop me or I'll tag up the entire board at this rate! @___@