June 14, 2006

Half Home

Filed under: Road Trip — base2wave @ 4:23 pm

I’m home; back in Houston.  Or rather half of me is home, whilst the other half of my heart will return at the end of August.  I have lots of stories to tell and even a handful of pictures to share.  But it will all have to wait.  I am too exhausted to begin this endevour.  I’ll probably start tomorrow.

May 15, 2006

Zen & the Art of Laptop Maintenance

Filed under: Life through my lens,Road Trip — base2wave @ 2:45 pm

Much like the Author’s note to Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:

What follows is based on actual occurrences. Although much has been changed for rhetorical purposes, it must be regarded in its essence as fact. However, it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It’s not very factual on motorcycles, either.

This has precious little [read: NOTHING] to with laptops or Zen, but rather I just needed to allude to an impending road trip more than anything. In a few weeks I am embarking with L on my first cross country road-trip [Cross Country = South -> North].

We leave June 8th and hit the road for Chautauqua, NY, where she is working for the summer. She packs a summer’s worth of belongings into her SUV, I grab my laptop and few days worth of necessity and we head forth. 1400+ miles together on open road. Despite my obvious reticence [since at the end of this trip I have to fly back to Houston & not see her for a month or two], I am excited. I get to see parts of America I have only read about or scene in little passing news clips on the TV. Now I get to see the road beneath me, the sky above me, the earth around me.

While we’re under some time constraints between my time off from the office and her start date in NY, we managed to plan this trip to not be just a long haul drive. We currently have plans to stop in Cleveland, OH [Yeah, I know, it sounds thrill a minute, eh?] for a day-ish. But, Cleveland, you see, is home of the Rock-&-Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. Now you see why I am excited. This is one of the meccas of music. And apparently, they also have some of the world’s fastest rollercoasters or something.

So between open skys and power chords, I am greatly looking forward to this trip. The best part of it all is that I get to share it with L, my space & gravity. I get to take a break from blue shifting. I’ll have my laptop in case the office calls, and maybe for some quick info. resource. I’m debating even trying to blog this trip. I guess we’ll see how I feel about it once the tires hit the road.

Zen & the Art of Laptop Maintenance

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