Road Gig!!!

July 17, 2009

The Student Loan headed south for a show at the Axe & Fiddle in Cottage Grove, slogging through a couple hours of traffic in the

I-5 wasn't particularly kind to us today.

I-5 wasn't particularly kind to us today.

process. It brings to mind a quote by Jerry Seinfeld who said “we only truly live our lives when we’re neither going somewhere nor waiting for something.” A car ride happens to combine all the fun of both. Combatting this feeling of anti-being can be difficult, since the limited space of a cabin complicates engaging activities such as juggling, gardening, or soccer. Since my companions are not keen on “I Spy,” I’ve decided to perform the death-defying act of blogging while inside a moving vehicle.

It’s a little known fact that the car ride actually outdates the car itself. People dreamed about the state of being inside a fast moving wheeled pod decades before the automobile was invented. In the mid-19th century there actually was a sleep disorder (named “Gregory”) in which people would actually experience sleep in real-time, while riding in a car across nameless country counting mile markers. Of course, those having these automobilic visions had no idea what they were seeing and would typically wake up with an urgent need to use the bathroom and purchase dried meat products. Shortly after the invention of the automobile, these real-time going/waiting visions were replaced by extended periods inside long, pressurized cylinder with reheated egg products and ginger snaps.

Some o' the scenery.

Some o' the scenery.

On an unrelated note, I’ve been having recurring dreams of being mounted atop winged, metallic dragon in the vacuum of space. I’ve yet to discern what these visions could possibly mean. Also, since I’m in “one of those moods,” I present you with 20 Unlikely Ice Cream Flavors:

  1. Iceberg Lettuce
  2. Onion Ring
  3. Testosterone
  4. Cinnamon (unsweetened)
  5. Corned Beef
  6. MSG
  7. Tap water.
  8. Birth Control Pill
  9. Bay Leaf
  10. Margarine
  11. Labrador Retriever
  12. Soy Sauce
  13. Parmesan Cheese
  14. Shitake Mushroom
  15. White Rice
  16. Refried Bean
  17. Seaweed
  18. Wheat Germ
  19. Fillet o’ Fish
  20. Soul

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