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July 31st, 2008
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I owe a trip update
Indeed, Iowa trip update. Arrived here later than my ETA.. which hasn't happened before this trip. I think the GPS giving me estimates based on my driving 75 miles an hour is the culprit. Now, I actually often will drive that speed, but usually I'm outracing the speed limit significantly. At 1am, I'm barely keeping to it. So, at Tyrrlin's place, late.

It's been good. Tyrr's place is nice and spacious, and her Dyson Absolute Animal Vaccum Cleaner is keeping her cat Sarge's hair at amazingly low levels. I'm not watery-eyed nor frequently sneezing. If at some point I live with anyone who owns a cat, be forewarned, one of these devices will be purchased.

It's been a mix of mellow stuff- minigolf, buying groceries, Taco John's (yum Potato Oles) and Scrabble; and tourist escapades- Edgar's Ice Cream Shop, Corn Palace, National Music Museum. Plus scraping her Yamaha Zuma scooter trying to learn it. (Sorry Tyrr! Really, it's an ittybitty scratch!) Good times indeed.

Here until Friday morning, then down to St. Louis on the 1st of August. That'll be a long and thoughtful drive, for reasons a few folks know. Should be there until rrroughly the 8th. It'll be nice to have access to computers that I can do the quinella of IM, LJ, MUCKs, Email, and SL on. I'm rather missing the MUCKs especially. Haven't been able to do those since Tigerwolf's.. the n800 makes it tricky to the point of not wanting to bother, and other people I visit don't want me installing MUCK clients on their machines.

Keeping a close eye on money. Expenditures have been reasonable, but I'm still being sent on my way from Iowa with MREs Tyrr had leftover.

--Chiaroscuro, and sheesh does Song Summoner suck up battery life from an iPod

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From:palladinthug
Date:July 31st, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)
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It's been quite a trip it seems. I'm glad you were able to take a moment, but what have you been thinking about?
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From:chefmongoose
Date:July 31st, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Mmm. plenty. Job after I get back home. Possibly relocating after I get home, potentially as part of furthering a relationship, either on friendly or romantic basis.

Er, that sounded convluted. 'I might move, if a friend or lover is ready for that, and I am too.'. There. :P So, job, life, love. All in flux. Keeps me thinking.

I'm alo discouraged, content, horny, mellow, dissapointed, self-dissapointed, and relaxed in various amounts, which is about what I was expecting on the day to day of this trip.

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From:palladinthug
Date:July 31st, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like the end of summer to me. I hope things improve wherever it takes ya.
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From:chefmongoose
Date:August 1st, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
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End of summer indeed. Home in the first week of September is the plan.
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From:drakegrey
Date:August 1st, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
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I keep reading your updates and thinking, why, if only Magellan could have blogged... :)

Thoughtful indeed, mongi, and the road is good for that. Horizon to horizon and the blacktop strip between, and it leads one down the road to introspection. One reason I get some usefulness out of that long one down to work each day.

Leftover MREs... that does NOT summon up happy images. :P

--Drake
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From:tyrrlin
Date:August 1st, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
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They're unopened, honest! XD
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From:chefmongoose
Date:August 2nd, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
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As Tyrrlin said. They're unopened and still ready to be eaten!

It's not fine dining but it's free semi-nutritious meals. :)
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From:austin_dern
Date:August 1st, 2008 07:47 am (UTC)
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Glad to hear that all is well and that you're reasonably contented. It's shocking to think you're going to be back to home so soon, though; it seems like you just got going.

I'm going to feel more comfortable sending you text messages when I get just one more reassurance that they're free for you, I think. I know you've made the point already. I just insist on that sort of repeat-checking.

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From:chefmongoose
Date:August 2nd, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
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I have gone to the unlimited plan; they are now quite and entirely free for me, do send away.

I'm not back home for another month, Austin m'friend. Still quite a while to go.
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From:tyrrlin
Date:August 1st, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
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Eep! Mis-replied! Take two--

I'm glad you had a good time (at least, it sure seemed like you did). It's nice to be able to go do things with a friend who doesn't mind you geeking over a couple of 200-year-old clarinets. XD

Drive-time is good thinking time, yesh. I'm sorry things didn't go exactly the way you had wished, but I'm very glad you're being understanding about it.

*huggles* Safe drive, and have LOTS of fun with Warp & co!
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From:chefmongoose
Date:August 2nd, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
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I certainly did. Thanks for hosting me, and indeed. The Clarinets were cool enough. ;)

And I am understanding, y'know that. *snugs*
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