Goodbyes are really hard. They make “hellos” sweeter, but that doesn’t take the acrid taste of a farewell from your mouth, when you’re saying it to someone you love. [Read more…]
There is a certain rivalry amongst denizens of big cities over who has the worst driving situation. After today, my conclusion is that LA’s traffic is the worst, but NYC wins by a landslide in the awful drivers category. In fact, I’ve decided that driving in Manhattan is an excellent way to prepare for driving in the developing world. It’s basically anarchy. People changing lanes with no room and no turn signals? Check. People turning from completely the wrong lane and cutting people off? Check. People paying only casual attention to lights, stop signs, and lane markings? Check. Bicycles zipping through the whole mess as if they were immortal? DOUBLE CHECK.
Oh, and don’t get me started on the signage. Sweet mother of sock monkeys, it’s atrocious. I thought LA was bad–not even. It took me three tries to find a route ONTO the island of Manhattan, and two to cross over into Brooklyn. Missing exit numbers are nothing in comparison to confusing, tardy and mostly-hidden bridge notifications. [Read more…]
Note: The post for the 16th was written and posted on the 17th. Sorry. I was too busy driving and saying hi to people to write yesterday.
Today’s Awesome Thing is: Road Trips
Explanation: Today, I drove from Los Angeles to Sonoma for a workshop. On the way, I grabbed one of my classmates, and we spent the next 5 hours talking about the meaning of life and driving through gorgeous countryside.
I love road trips. There’s something about the constancy of movement that seems to put me into a thoughtful, peaceful state of mind. Add in the fact that road trips usually end with adventure or going someplace new and interesting, and you have an awesome combination.