Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Revisiting My 2009 Resolutions...

Last year I made some "resolutions." The only real way to do it is if you look back and see how shitty you are at following through if you accomplished what you set out to do.

Let's see how I did....
  1. Listen to more Sly and the Family Stone (FAIL)
  2. Bone up on Steve Buscemi trivia (FAIL)
  3. Read less dark/depressing books (just read Survivor and Snuff by Chuck P.)(CHECK)
  4. Attempt to identify who the proverbial "they" are (CHECK - attempted and failed)
  5. Strengthen my loaded questions skills (BIG CHECK)
  6. Harmonica? (FAIL)
  7. Try to not spaz over Green Day's New Album (this spring!) (CHECK)
  8. Figure out what comes next (EPIC FAIL)
  9. Escape. (FAIL)
  10. Never do resolutions again... (CHECK)
5 outta 5 ain't bad...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Road Trip Stats

So I'm back in home alive! I had a really awesome time. Big ups and props to Evan for being foolish enough to join me in San Fran for the trip back and for not shanking me in my sleep!

Bottom Line: totally worth it, but kinda glad it's now done. Now for some stats...

Days on the trip: November 23rd - December 23rd

Miles Traveled: 8,136

Vehicle: '93 Honda Civic with a junk title

States In Order: 26 total
  1. Maryland
  2. Virginia
  3. North Carolina
  4. South Carolina
  5. Georgia
  6. Florida
  7. Alabama
  8. Mississippi
  9. Louisiana
  10. Texas
  11. New Mexico
  12. Arizona
  13. California
  14. Nevada
  15. Wyoming
  16. Colorado
  17. Kansas
  18. Missouri
  19. Illinois
  20. Indiana
  21. Ohio
  22. West Virginia
  23. Pennsylvania
  24. New Jersey
  25. New York
  26. New Jersey (again)
  27. Delaware
  28. Maryland (again)

Cities I Slept In:

Hardeeville, SC
Boca Raton, FL
Tamp, FL
Pensacola, FL
New Orleans, LA
Austin, TX
Scottsdale, AZ
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Elko, NV
Fort Collins, CO
St. Louis, MO
Pittsburgh, PA
New York, NY

$ Spent On Gas: $617.70
Gallons of gas bought: 223.83
Most Expensive Gas: $3.099 - Pecos, TX
Cheapest Gas: $2.359 - St. Louis, MO

MPG: 36 and change!

Number of pairs of jeans worn: 1

Cup of coffee: ~35
Cups of coffee from starbucks: 0

(if i think of anything i missed, i'll add it. if there's something else you'd like to know - please just ask)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Los Angeles

I can't believe I drove literally across the country. Whose stupid idea was this?!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


The trip to San Diego is looking grim...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Austin, TX

I've decided to stay in Austin until early Saturday morning where I will then venutre the 10ish hours to El Paso on the way to Phoenix. The bad weather should be gone by then.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Orleans on Booze

I was actually scared to watch this the next morning and see what I had said. It's much better than I imagined, which is another totally scary thought on it's own! Not my finest moment?

Don't Worry Dad, That's Not Me