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?