Saturday, August 05, 2006

Road Trip

Well Susie was busy in Washington harassing the Idiot and Logo. I'm with my family on my way to Georgia to visit the hausdrachen (I'm told this is German slang for mother-in-law, it's fitting...). It's often a bit tense, something having to do with me corrupting the perfectly cultivated WASP line, possessing an earthy sense of humor, ruining her perfect son or some such....Mr. Lime graciously offered me the opportunity to stay home by myself but somehow that just feels wrong. Must be my overactive guilt gland. Either that or my overdeveloped sense of masochism. I think it will work out ok. I hope...

Still, I'm not especially looking forward to the 15 hour drive. Yuck! If it were up to me here is where I'd be driving but in a very slow meandering way rather than the 'long way to go, short time to get there' convoy method....

I might ask David if we can tool around in his VW bus for part of the trip.

First, I'll shoot over to New York and hangout by the pool with BTExpress and his girlfriend, Lori. Maybe in the evening we can catch one of AndyT's shows. I hope he plays something I can dance to.

Then, I'll head north to Massachussets and get into trouble with my cousin Lisa. She wants me to come to Sweden with her so we'll hop a plane and she and Renny can show me Scandinavia, since he's just across the border in Norway. I think she could use the time away right now.

When we fly back, Snavy can pick me up at the airport and we can tear up Massachusetts with the East Coast Trivia/Blogger Fest 2006.

I've never seen Maine so I am looking forward to meeting Sheri and her lovely family. Some time at the campground together maybe? Melody, what can you show me in your great state?

From there I'll head to Ontario. I'll deliver a case of Trinidad's Carib Beer to my bloggy buddy Mark since he loves trying new beers. I wonder if Darth Tater will make an appearance? Nancy Drew, can introduce me to the Most Spoiled Cat in the Universe. Alro, let me know where your band is playing, I'd love to come hear you guys!

I'll shoot down into Michigan and pop in on Top Cat and his lovely wife. Hopefully we can have some fun to ease the frustrations they have had lately. Casually Me, how about I come by your place too? We can trade bizarre scenarios and you can bench press me if you want to. (Get your minds out of the gutter, people. He's a power lifter...ok, there was that bit about a fee schedule he said he'd halp me with...). Laurie, can I have a ride on your bike too if i make it to your place?

If Moose will have me, I'll pop in to Minnesota and we can paint the town red. Then I'll head over to Cootera's place so she can show me what she loves most about Iowa. Maybe if I can find M out there in the midwest we can scandalize her coworker, Bertha, by going slipless together.

I have to agree with Blither about the ungodly heat in Las Vegas. I'm also not much for gambling, and if I wanna see nekkid girls I have the internet and a mirror. Blither is there though so I simply have to make a stop so we can spend a day by the pool sipping margaritas. I know Fred loves Vegas so maybe he and the missus will meet us there. How about it Fred? Can you be persuaded?

From there I'll be headed to Washington where I can finally get into trouble with Logo and Idiot. Idiot, for you, I'd even be willing to have a coffee. Logo, you and me on the bike, k?? OOOOh, I soo can't wait. Can we pop in on Seamus if he hasn't gone on his own drive-about yet? Look out Seattle! While we are at it can we head up to BC and have a party with Miss Lissa?

Now I'm going to shoot down the coast of California and see Susie. Wow, I can't believe I've been chatting to her for 4 years! We are going to get into sooo much trouble, I just know it. And I'll be there for blackberry season, yum! While I'm in the Golden State I want to meet Lecram, APJ, Solitaire, and Semi-gloss Lacquer. Lecram, will you share a pith helmet with me if I wear a sarong? And will you tell me stories no end? APJ, I can't wait to have you toss me out of a plane and then we'll pole dance on the subway or bus. Semi-gloss Lacquer, I have some stuffed cabbage, proper pretzels, apple butter and whatever other Pennsylvania treats you are missing that I can carry for you. I'll drop by Bob Pixel's place too. I am so interested in the new property he and his family have bought and are working to live in sustainably. I also really want to see that hippo toilet! Jodes, I'm not in the shape you are in but can I come along on a beach walk with you when I get to San Diego? Oooh, what fun!

I'm not really looking forward to the drive to from California to Texas. I've done it before and it was long, hot and boring. But maybe if Just a Trucker has a night run he can pick me up so I can see what he sees on those night drives. Whenever he needs a break I will dance with him to whatever music he picks. Phaedrous, may I come share some time with you? You've been through hell and back. Let me put a smile on your face for just a while. No need to play host. Let me treat you to something. Gary will you show me your beautiful garden in person and give me some tips? Let's people watch for a while too. Damasta, girl...you and I are gonna go have fun and not worry about boys for a while. just a couple of girls and maybe a rat out having a good time. Either that or we can mess with customer's minds at your workplace. Myutopia, let's get together and swap some good books, ok?

Moving on to Oklahoma, I'm hoping James can take me out on his boat. I want to check his wakeboard. I'll share one of my grill recipes if he gets it fired up. It's pretty heavy on garlic, keeps the vampires away. While I'm in Oklahoma I want to finally meet Brian, his terrific kids and this Mystery Girl of his. Aside from my co-bloggers from Yahoo trivia, he's the blogger I've known the longest and I'd love to hang with his crew for a bit. Some karaoke and mojitos perhaps?

I'll shoot down to Louisiana and hang with Tommy for a while. I'm so proud of the positive changes he has made lately, we've got to celebrate. You call the shots, big guy.

If Fred can't meet up in Vegas then I'll stop in Florida and pop in on his class to see if his students are right about his fashion sense or not. Le chat, may I come by and see your new place too?

Now, it's another long drive up the east coast, but I'll stop at Jericho Falls in the Southeast. I'd love to hear him play piano and then just sit on the porch watching fireflies and have a long talk and solve the world's troubles together. Sissy B, let's spend some girl time. No need to be intimidated. We can just chill. Or plot the overthrow of people who need overthrowing. Maybe we can hook up with Heather too and see what she says out loud.

From there I'll visit Margie in Maryland and we can stomp around in the Elk River. Maybe she can help me finish this one scrapbook I've been working on for 3 years.

I'll pull back into Pennsylvania and pop by TLP's place so we can hit the free ride at Hershey Park. Gotta love the free candy at the end. Let's make faces at the cameras too. Won't Mama be proud?

After I rest a bit I'll have to start planning my trips to Australia, Turkey, Hong Kong, and England. Oh, did I almost forget.......TRINIDAD too! Are there any other places I should add to my itinerary?

I'll be back next week. Wish me luck and tell me where you would like to be going?

34 comments:

Margie Blystone said...

Lime... I've got the scrapbook supplies if you've got the time! And hey... Will ya pick me up some peaches while you're visitin' Georgia ya'all.

Tommy said...

Thanks doll. I appreciate the mention. You do eat roadkill, right? OK, then we're set then! C'mon down! Take your shoes off (and anything else that comes to mind) and set a spell. We'll pass a good time! Good luck with Dragon Lady. LOL *muwah* (got a feeling you're gonnaneed that)
Tommy

lecram sinun said...

Anytime, Lime! If you are ever out this way you know there'll be trouble and fun involved. :) Seriously consider coming out to the Rogue next year in March though... most of the "no" crew will be involved and our closing party is always a rager!

p.s. glad I was able to finish before you left for your trip. :)

airplanejayne said...

I would even risk riding a Fresno City Bus and pole dancing on said bus if/when you come!

And Lecram is right -- Rogue is when to come visit!!!

Gary said...

We can sit in the garden at 7 AM and have coffee. In Texas in the summer that's the best time to be in the garden.
And you are right about people watching. I love watching people to see whether they are doing anything interesting. It's remarkable how often they are.

It's really nice of you to volunteer to see your mother in law.

M said...

I bow to the master. I think you fit us all in there!

By the way I live in (hand over mouth) *argh umdns* and you are welcome to stop by any time. We could have LOTS of fun scandalizing Bertha, maybe even give her a full monty!

M said...

I bow to the master. I think you fit us all in there!

By the way I live in (hand over mouth) *argh umdns* and you are welcome to stop by any time. We could have LOTS of fun scandalizing Bertha, maybe even give her a full monty!

Sheri said...

phew! I bet you'd be exhausted after that trip! Come to Maine and have an old fashioned clambake.


You always put so much work into all your posts and I am so impressed. All hail the Lime!

Phaedrous said...

Dear Lime,

You would be a welcome guest anytime, but you will have to revise your itinerary a bit. I am on the other end of Hwy 61, up north with Moose, or there a bouts.

P.

Moosekahl said...

What a kick ass trip that would be! We would definitely be able to paint the town...the guest bedroom is ready :)

MyUtopia said...

Hope everything goes well. My mother always said the best defense against someone you don't like is to be overly nice.
I have plenty of more books for swapping. I bought three more this weekend. Do you think there is a book buying annonomous?

Fred said...

No persuasion needed, Lime. I can be there later today, if need be. :)

Have a great time - I hope you enjoy the trip.

barefoot_mistress said...

Mi Yurt es su yurt Lime! :P

Wow thats one hell of a road trip! Look out for the freaks on the bus in Seattle, and the Harley riding ones too!

Have a wonderful time, and I for one, am very happy to be staying home. Might get to Berkeley this week, but thats about it.....pick up some samosas and what not

Lime, You are out of your blazing mind for going along willingly. I would so be staying as far away from MIL as I could, but you know, I am so naughty!

Have a great time and come back in one piece!

Osbasso said...

That's OK, we like to keep foreigners out of my state....

Logophile said...

Shoot gal, you make it out here to visit me and I will take you down to see Susie on the Harley, deal?
Mwah, take care of yourself, sweets.

steve said...

Wow!! Now thats what I call a road trip!!

rose_michelle said...

Whew! You will need a vacation after that. Don't get overzelous on the souvenirs, you'll never fit them all in. Prbably just stick to postcards, or my favorite, just buy some chocolate at each place. It's the memories that count anyway!

DaMasta said...

Wowow!! That's quite a trip! I'm sure we'll have fun Limerz, I can show you Kemah and then you'll have pics of your head in a mermaid's cutout or popeye or maybe captain hook. :D Oh, and I know where they serve the strongest margaritas in town!

James Goodman said...

YAY! You're gonna love the wakeboard and I can't wait for the recipes. :D

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Susie said...

Thats right, you girls get on that Harley and get on down here!

Breazy said...

You could stop here in beautiful East Tennessee and let me strum my banjo for you a bit ! LOL! Good luck with the trip!

Amber said...

That is some drive. If I had a choice I would wander in the desert for 40 years and then check out the pyramids in Egypt.

Solitaire said...

wow... I'd love for you to come to Cali! That'd be great!

Cootera said...

Where are ya?!! The eggplant parmesan is bubbling in the oven and I've already consumed a bottle and a half of wine by myself! Get here before I get too sloshed, Lime!!

Blither said...

When You get back I'll be gone :) But have a drink for me and remember I'll be thinking of you :)

Jericho said...

please stop by... just 2 hours north of savannah... i'll leave the light on :)

Chickadee said...

Holy crap what a trip! Good entry!

Next spring, I would LOVE to travel down to south Texas to find all the migrating spring birds. There's a big hot spot close to Mexico. I'm trying to convince hubby to go.

But there's a friend of mine who just moved to Alaska...

Have fun on your trip.

Mark Leslie said...

Wow, you really packed a lot in there -- what an all inclusive list of visits you'll be making. Had me rolling in the aisles, and jealous of course, because there are so many of those stops I'd love to make too.

I'll be keeping my basement bar open late waiting for your carivan to arrive!

Hope you're having an awesome trip.

Solitaire said...

Did you really leave???

Where are you Lime???

robmcj said...

My, what a busy life you're having!

Where I'd like to be is on a certain shrub's Texas ranch with an explosive belt strapped to me. Not that that would help matters, he would be the one to end up looking like a martyr.

Nancy Drew said...

WOW Limey I cannot believe how busy you are!!!

You need a nest of exec assistants to look after you, and you must be still recuperating, young lady!!!!

TMSCITU says MEOW!!!

snavy said...

Just tell when to come and fetch you!! I know this place in the north end with THE best chocolate covered strawberries!!!

Lacquer, Semi-Gloss Lacquer said...

OMG...

...Lime, that was YOU at the door, and I missed you...(thought it was Watchtower again...) sorry about the mooning...

-darn beltsander, makes such a racket, and me dancing around with it on the patio like a yeti crossed with a wonderama go-go dancer...(Bob McAlister is rolling over in agony somewhere...)

Do come back,,, I'll even tidy up a bit, and clean the cat box.. (heck, even shower and throw on jeans and a T shirt...
(no guarantees regarding shoes, though...)