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August 10, 2005

the very strange night; the best rest area ever; i guess i was up for another long trip...

the very strange night

oddly, i awoke at 4:20am today. thirsty, i think. fell back asleep after tiptoeing downstairs for some water. the next thing i knew was banging on the door. stephanie had set me up with a very loud fan-- the white noise was wonderful for sleeping. she tried to tell me something at the door, but i couldn't hear over the the sound of the fan and my own discombobulation. "I HAVE TO GO TO WORK IN FIFTEEN MINUTES," she said. oh. oops. she let me let myself out after she'd gone, and my trip started at 9:30am Spacepod Time.

the best rest area ever

somewhere in west virginia there's a rest area where all the structures are built to resemble log cabins; it's nestled into the mountains, and someone has taken the time to plant an elaborate, showy garden along the walkways. there's a hot snackbar, where i bought a big, soft pretzel, and each picnic table is sheltered by a roof and some charming lattice-work. i settled down with my book, my pretzel, and a diet squirt, and had a very nice break from the drive.

i guess i was up for another long trip...

i kept saying that i'd do the drive home in two days, and stay off the interstate, and that i wasn't up for another twelve-hour drive. but then when it came down to it, i took the interstate the whole way home, in one day. thirteen and a half hours. surprisingly painless.

i am happy to see mr. man* again.

*my cat, not my secret boyfriend. i don't have a secret boyfriend.

Posted by lisa at August 10, 2005 11:37 PM


I thought bronze was your secret boyfriend.

Posted by: Sarah on August 11, 2005 03:55 PM

I think you're thinking of COAL. I know you think that coal is YOUR boyfriend, but there's something that coal and I have been meaning to tell you...

Posted by: lisa on August 11, 2005 04:54 PM

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