Day 4: New Orleans

Well….I know most people love New Orleans. And maybe because I had a different image in my head, I’m not exactly wowed and enamored by this place. Don’t get me wrong it’s very different from anywhere else. But I wouldn’t put it on my top 10 list of places I’d like to go back and visit. Not to say I couldn’t be swayed into thinking otherwise, and maybe I just haven’t gotten to see the better parts of it. And most likely if I had someone who was from the area showing me around, I’d probably enjoy it more. Today, we slept in a bit, relaxed. I caught up with some friends online this morning and did some uploading. We headed down to the hotel’s restaurant for some breakfast. They were very nice, it was expensive. Our first mission was […]

Odd Billboards

Ok, I’ve got to write about this, because this is now the 4th billboard I’ve seen for “Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal”. These are the questions I’ve got. 1) Are there that many men who got married had vasectomies, got divorced, remarried and now want to have kids that dictates whole billboards? 2) Other than remarrying and wanting to have kids again, why would you want to undo that procedure? If you think about it, ultimate birth control. You could have sex all the time and never have to worry about getting the woman you’re with pregnant. No worries about having kids when you didn’t want them. 3) I am yet to see a “Microsurgical Untying your Tubes” billboard. Hmm….let’s think why is that? Oh yeah usually women don’t want to go back to being able to have more kids. Mostly likely […]

Travel Day 3: Arkansas to New Orleans

Last night we stayed at Chad’s studio. He’s got a pretty nice set up. He showed Craig all his equipment and how he was using the Mac to run his whole studio. He was using the software Reason to do a lot it. Craig was really impressed by how Chad had built a separate room with a viewing window for recording vocals. We also got to hear a song where Lisa rapped. The studio was a relatively good sized building, but definitely needed some work. We were greeted by their friends cat who was in need of a meal. I shared my Cheetos with her. She was a very very pretty orange tabby about 10 months old, and very affectionate. We left Lisa and Chad early this morning. Lisa had to head off to work and Chad was off to […]

Destination 2: Ozarks, Arkansas

It was amazing crossing over the border from Missouri to Arkansas, like two completely different places. Fayetteville was really cool!!! I never thought I’d be uttering those words, Arkansas is cool. We arrived last night in Fayetteville and met up with Lisa at the Circuit City as previously planned. We then went into downtown Fayetteville. The main area of Fayetteville is a lot like Reston Virginia, very new, with everything you could think of. The downtown is beautiful. Dickson Street was great, lots of clubs, restaurants, shops and very cool architecture. It was a very happening place on a Saturday night, music booming from every place, people everywhere. We finally found parking and ate a pizza place. Then we left and took the very long drive out to Lisa and Chad’s. The road out to Lisa and Chad’s well, very […]

flat, boring, flat, boring

Well what can I say Indiana, Illinois and Missouri are flat and boring. Well Missouri actually had some nice hills. And oh my god this state never ends!!! Today I did most of the driving. The rock formations in Missouri are really cool. Back in New England everything is granite here, the rocks are very tan and warm toned. Saw some very interesting billboards. Lots of “Exotic Dancers, Adult Videos, Adult Super Store” billboards. But then right next to those would be “Pornography Destroys Lives, Pornography Hurts All”. Followed by the “Find Eternity, Find Jesus” and “JESUS” and “Repent in the Lord Jesus”. And the largest cross I have ever seen in my entire life. Passing through St. Louis was really cool. Got to see the big arch, it was really beautiful. Big although for some reason in my head […]

Destination 1: Indianapolis and a midwestern HondaSUV meet

Woke up around 7:30 am (EST) at a rest stop in Ohio. Switched drivers, and continued on to get breakfast and gas. Amazing out here, people get together for breakfast at Burger King. I don’t think I’d ever see that back in CT, especially on a weekend. Off to Indianapolis from there. Now I had completely forgotten about the time zone change. So we got to the Indianapolis Museum of Art at 9:30 am (EST) and I was like, hey where is everyone. So I gave Paul a ring on his cell, and I got to talk to Paul who then said, oh I bet you didn’t realize the time change. So for once in life I was really early! Paul and his wife Paula showed up very shortly. They are really great people, very very nice! Paul’s V is […]

Silver Bullet

Well we kicked off the road trip, with a few hitches. I forgot my medication at home, then realized the house key was with my Mom, so we did not get on the road until 7:30 pm. The view from in NY was beautiful, a nice sunset to start off the trip. The bugs almost killed my poor V. So much for detailing it. My windsheild looks like a mass suicide. We drove all night until 4:30 AM. Pennsylvania had almost no one. We made it to Ohio at 1:40 AM. And continued through just an hour short of Indianapolis. I was able to watch a movie on the laptop. I also used my new cell phone and the bluetooth feature with the laptop to chat with a few HondaSUV members.

happiness

Do you ever find yourself not confronting a situation because of fear of the outcome? Even though you maybe completely wrong and the outcome is better than you had expected, you put this off. Not wanting to deal with a very unhappy person, but rather avoid it while keeping this semblance of surreal happiness. I wonder why as humans we will go through so much to keep everyone happy. Some go through their whole lives only making sure everyone else is happy, while others go through making sure they’re happy and don’t care about others. Why do we all love comedies? they make us happy. I’m sure there is a psychologist who’s already done the study on this, and figured out what neural connectors in the brain reactor better through laughter or smiling. Well now I’ve started rambling, just some […]