Vicious Cycle

So, after a bit of an over-active weekend, I’m feeling a bit under the weather.  I was nodding off all day yesterday, and then couldn’t get to sleep until two in the morning. So, today I worked from home.   And then I nodded off watching the evening news.   So now I’m having trouble sleeping again.  I’m also kind of not breathing so easily, with the head cold effecting my sinuses.  

So here I am, 11 o’clock on a Monday, watching The Daily Show and researching the Neti Pot.  I’ve heard great things about this, and I want to give it a shot so that I’m good to go before the next weekend.   

Road Trip Highlights

OK, so in summation about the road trip, here are some highlights and bullet points.

  • My little Honda Civic averaged about 40 miles per gallon
  • Number of pit stops on the trip home – 3, one at a Washington rest stop, one at a truck stop in Pissbreak, OR, and one at a truck stop in Wizzstop, CA
  • Total time to get home – 14 hours
  • 3 – the number of Go Jimmy Go songs heard in a juke box while in Seattle.  (And no, I didn’t pick them)
  • Number of times carded – 4
  • 1 new pair of Elvis shoes, 1 new pair of capris, 1 new hat, a bag of tee shirts and 1 new wallet bought for myself
  • Number of uncharacteristically self-aware epiphanies I had while I was alone for 14 hours on the road = 2
That was an awesome trip, but I don’t want to do it again any time soon.  My next trip is going to involve a plane ticket, for sure.
Pissbreak, OR

Road Trip – Day 8

There’s a friend of mine, Apple, who’s living in Seattle these days.   I haven’t seen him in a while, and it’s been even longer since I got to really spend any time with him.   It was really nice to be able to chill, just the two of us.  And even though I love my family, it was also nice to take a break from them.   So, I headed down to Seattle for a night out on the town. 

We started out at an old haunt of Go Jimmy Go, The Knarr.   This place was a dive.  Really.   It’s sort of in the university district, but it’s not the type of place I could imagine Suzy College hanging out.   After a pitcher of beer and some pizza, we decided to put the car to bed, and stick to the area near Apple’s apartment.   

Our first stop was an Irish bar.   We ordered another pitcher, and were just goofing off and watching a bit of the baseball highlights, when we realized that we had stumbled into a comedy show.    I don’t want to go into too much on the show, but let’s just say that we left before it was over.   

On our way to our next destination, Apple and I started talking about our respective successes and failures in the romantic arena.  We had both come to the conclusion one evening long ago that Love sucks.   Actually, I think what we had said was “Fuck Love.”    

So, here we were at this bar, both of us kind of feeling low, and we decided it was time to throw the towel in.  We caught a cab on the way back, picked up some Chinese food, and settled in the apartment to watch some cartoons.   We passed out pretty soon there after.

In the morning, we went for a little bit of a sight seeing drive to West Seattle.   It’s a great spot for a great view of the Seattle skyline.    When we had seen a bit, we headed back for left over Chinese and Big Lebowski for breakfast.   Then I got a phone call summoning me back to the parents’ place to take Momser and my aunt shopping.

I took quite a few pictures of the evening and morning in Seattle.   Click to enlarge.