Flynn Taggart Out of place, out of time, and out of my mind.

31May/090

T-Minus 18 Hours

Tomorrow morning, I'm out of here. It's vacation time and I'm spending it on some of America's most famous highways. That's probably something you already know and are most likely sick of hearing about by now. However, I would like to add a few pieces of extra information on here. If you feel inclined to follow along while I drive around the United States, there will be several ways to join in:

  1. Twitter - Look at the right column. See the "Twitter Updates" header? As I drive, I'll drop in an occasional update via my cell phone, along with intermittent photos. If you want to follow more closely, I suggest you grab yourself a Twitter account (here) and follow me (here).
  2. This Website - Right here, on this blog. I'm going to try to do a nightly update. Maybe post a video, or some photos, along with a quick synopsis of the day's activities. However, this will completely depend on whether or not the hotel has internet access, so updates are not guaranteed. But rest assured that if I have access to my blog, I will post something.
  3. Facebook - I'll probably dump a few photos onto my profile as I travel, along with unique status updates that will not be posted on Twitter. If you're already a friend of mine, then there's nothing you have to worry about. Otherwise, you can find my profile right here. Keep in mind that you'll need a Facebook account and have me set as a friend to see anything.
29May/090

QotD: Justify Falsifications

I ran across this quote on the outside of a journal I found in Barnes & Noble. I'd like to say that it exemplifies part of my personality, but I'm worried it might make me sound like a pathological liar.

"I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction."
-Katherine Anne Porter

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28May/090

I’ve Been Everywhere, Man

With mere days to go until the half-cross-country trip begins, I'm starting to feel the pressure to be completely organized. Granted, I'm probably twenty times more organized than an average person would be at this point, but when has that ever been good enough for me?

I have piles of stuff building up around my apartment right now and a huge security trunk sitting by my front door. The plan is to tether the trunk into my Jeep with braided steel cable and lock valuables inside when away from the car. As you may or may not know, the soft top of a Jeep Wrangler isn't exactly the most secure thing in the world. One knife slash later, I'm spending $80 to replace a rear window. The last thing I need to do is add my precious electronics to that list. Sure, that stuff is covered by insurance, but who wants to go through the trouble of filing claims?

Anyway, you might be wondering if I'm planning anything special while the trip is underway. The answer to that is "probably." I'd like to post a daily image to my blog and maybe a quick blurb along with it. I don't think I'll have time to do much more than that though. A third of my day will be taken up with driving a car, after all.

Also, FYI, I updated my "About" page. If you already know me, there's no new information there, but you can feel free to proofread it!

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