Friday, June 17, 2016

Tiny Prayers to Father Time.

The title of this post is a reference to the song "What Sarah Said" by Death Cab for Cutie, which starts off with the line "And it came to me then that every plan is a tiny prayer to father time." So, basically (for those of you who may be a little dense), this post is about my upcoming plans. Also, I am writing this from my brand spanking new macbook air. Woohoo! Kind of.

As some of you probably know (and others probably don't), I am in the midst of planning a road trip for the entire month of August. I'll leave Minneapolis August first, head down through Colorado to Arizona and then basically head up the coast as far as Vancouver, stopping in several cities along the way. Then I'll start heading back East across the Northern states, with a stop in Montana. That'll all take about three weeks after which I'll stop back in Minneapolis for a few days, pack up all my possessions here, and head to Maine, possibly making a few more stops to visit friends along the way.

In case you were wondering what that looks like, here's a picture of the trip overall.

That being said, I've been working really hard to save money to finance this trip. I mean, I work pretty hard just in general anyways, but I've specifically been saving a large chunk of every paycheck since January. I had just passed the halfway point on my "fundraising chart" (it's really more of a savings chart, but whatevs) when I decided that my attempts to plan this trip without a functional laptop were causing me way more stress than it was worth. Between trying to do it all on my phone and going to the library to use the computers there for an hour at a time, I was hardly getting any planning done at all and I was about two months away from my departure date. I decided drastic steps needed to be taken, so I went to the Apple store and bought myself a new macbook air.

So yeah, that's what's up in my life these days. It's been over six months since I've posted anything to this blog. Now that I have a computer that isn't as slow as cold molasses you'd think I might post more often, but I've had it for about a month now and I've still not published a post (til now). So I think it's safe to assume that I'm going to be as sporadic and inconsistent with the posts as always. It is worth acknowledging that I really am extremely busy which doesn't make sitting down to write blog posts any easier...

Anyway, I'm in the thick of road trip planning now. If you live near one of the little yellow tags along my route and are reading this, there's a decent chance that I'm going to ask to stay at your house for a night or three along the way. I'll be contacting people with specific dates shortly.