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November 17th, 2009


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10:29 pm - The Great Winter Road Trip
People of the Southwest! I am planning an AWESOME ROAD TRIP for my Christmas vacation! I have a new car and a GPS and I figure I should put them to good use.

If you live in or near the following cities—or will be in or near them during Christmas/New Year's—this post will be of great interest to you: Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson, Phoenix, Tustin, San Luis Obispo.

Below is my tentative itinerary, which is subject to change. I am looking for people to see and/or stay with so I only have to do it Winchester-style a few nights. I can repay you in meals and/or mix CDs.

Dec. 22—Drive down to Los Angeles. Stay with aprilbegins.
Dec. 23—Do absolutely nothing Lady Gaga-related. But stay with aprilbegins.
Dec. 24—Do Christmas Eve things? With people?
Dec. 25—Do Christmas things? Find someone to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special with.
Dec. 26—Drive down to San Diego. Staying with mutinousmuse is dependent on her husband's health, so I need a backup.
Dec. 27—Do San Diego things.
Dec. 28—Drive to Tucson. Find a Motel 6?
Dec. 29—Hang out with shpyum and, if she is around, duchessdogberry.
Dec. 30—Hang out more! I drove all this way! Feed me yummy food!
Dec. 31—Drive to Tustin via Phoenix. This is the longest leg of the trip, so a brief stop in Phoenix may be wise. Does Tustin have New Year's Eve festivities?
Jan. 1—Play videogames and geek out about Daredevil with equustel. Meet Sokka the parrot. Make equustel download the Doctor Who New Year's Special for me.
Jan. 2—More playing and geeking out. Drive up to Los Angeles. Stay with dahliam.
Jan. 3—Drive up to the San Luis Obispo area to check out the famous Hearst Castle.
Jan. 4—Home again, home again, jiggity jig.

So! Please let me know if you will be in the area and want to see me, so we can make plans. And especially let me know if I can crash somewhere. I will have my car, so it's not like you would be responsible for entertaining me all day.

If you do not live anywhere near the area, you can still be a part of this awesome road trip for, lo, I need road trip mixes! I will be driving for many hours on some days, and Smellerbee could run out of juice or I could get tired of the same 272 songs, so road trip mixes would be cool! If you are up to the challenge, send me an e-mail, and I will give you my address.

I've never gone on a road trip by myself before, just driving from town to town hanging out with friends, so I'm excited. I hope you are too!
Current Mood: nervousnervous
Current Music: 311 - Creatures (for a While)

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From:rowanceleste
Date:November 18th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
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Ohhh! I live en route to Los Angeles! *blinks*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
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Ha! You do, but we can see each other any time! Sometimes there is chocolate cake involved.
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From:anoel
Date:November 18th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
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Aww I'll be back in NY on those dates. I get back to SoCal on Jan. 4th so I just miss you then :(
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 07:49 am (UTC)
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How inconvenient!
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From:wimbledonchampv
Date:November 18th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
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This sounds like awesome amounts of fun! I will definitely contribute mixes. To what e-mail would I be sending this?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)
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Oh, cool! You can e-mail spectralbovine at livejournal dot com.
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From:rachelmanija
Date:November 18th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
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I'll be in China, but you have fun!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)
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I saw that! I was looking forward to seeing you again!
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From:squaringkarma
Date:November 18th, 2009 08:23 am (UTC)
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Too bad New Zealand is not en route. I will think about road trip mixes though.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 08:27 am (UTC)
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Buffy explained about Hawaii, but not New Zealand.
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From:mawombat
Date:November 18th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
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You're always welcome in Paris and Turkey but I think that's a little far from California.

Road Trip Mix:
1. Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get it started
2. OutKast - Hey Ya
3. Maroon 5 - Make Me Wonder
4. Collective Soul - Hollywood
5. VAST - Land of Shame
6. Elastica - Car Song
7. Beck - Loser
8. Fun Lovin' Criminals - Scooby Snacks
9. Adjagas - Mun Ja Mun
10. Sigur Ros - Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
11. Red Elvises - Boogie on the Beach
12. Röyksopp - What Else Is There?
13. Blur - Song 2
14. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
15. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Plenty More
16. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (of course)
17. Morcheeba - Blindfold
18. Metisse - Boom Boom Ba
19. Zebda - Tomber la chemise
20. Bitter Sweet - Dirty Laundry
21. Black 47 - Different Drummer
22. Mika - Rain
23. Garbage - I Think I'm Paranoid
24. Hole - Celebrity Skin
25. Estelle - American Boy
26. Bon Jovi - Its My Life
27. Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar
28. Rob D - Clubbed To Death
29. Propellerheads - History Repeating
30. The Prodigy - Voodoo People

That's it for now. :) Have fun.
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From:zetetyc
Date:November 18th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)

timing...

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Just as an FYI Laura and I will be in phoenix for christmas. i think she'll be there all week, between the 19th and 27th. I'm likely to be there more from the wednesday or thursday to the 27th. It sounds like we'll just miss you (i suppose technically, we might cross paths in phoenix or tuscan as we start to drive back on the 27th), but if you end up tweaking your plan a bit, drop us a line.

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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)

Re: timing...

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DAMMIT!! That would have been cool.
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From:gymble
Date:November 18th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
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Dang it. Your Christmas vacation almost entirely overlaps with my Christmas vacation. And my Christmas vacation will be spent in NY.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Dammit!!
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From:duchessdogberry
Date:November 18th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
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Right now, it looks like I'll just be getting back in town on the 28th myself. Good timing!

And my complex's front parking is under construction until January, so all the tenants are dueling for the few guest parking spots behind our building. Which puts the final nail in the coffin for possibly having you crash here.

I'll have to ask my neighbors for good places to take you to eat. I know of a few novelty places- like the one that puts mac & cheese on burgers and the one with Ding-Dongs and Twinkies the size of a person's head. And the Mexican place the presidents always eat at.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Right now, it looks like I'll just be getting back in town on the 28th myself. Good timing!
Awesome!! You're the reason I was inspired to visit Tucson anyway, so it would suck if you weren't there.

Which puts the final nail in the coffin for possibly having you crash here.
Grr! There's nowhere nearby I could covertly park? Or maybe your awesome neighbor will save me a parking spot. Can you e-mail your address so I can get an idea of the motel situation in your area?

I'll have to ask my neighbors for good places to take you to eat. I know of a few novelty places- like the one that puts mac & cheese on burgers and the one with Ding-Dongs and Twinkies the size of a person's head. And the Mexican place the presidents always eat at.
Iiiiinteresting.
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From:equustel
Date:November 18th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
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HOORAY.

You are more than welcome to crash the night of the 1st, just in case I didn't make that clear before. Husband has approved. Unfortunately, we have no guest bed/room in our apartment, but we do have a rather comfy couch and a brand new air mattress - so pick yer poison!

We still haven't heard from Luke's peeps. >:| I'm going to make him call them soon. But he knows I've essentially staked out that weekend for you, so I'm pretty sure it'll all work out.

Sadly, Tustin itself is not a terribly exciting place for New Year's festivities, but you will be a mere 10-15 minutes away from Disneyland (and Downtown Disney which is free to roam), which has fireworks! Easily enjoyed from outside the park. :) You can actually hear them from our apartment. And of course, there's the gazillion outdoor malls in Orange County which are always doing something ridiculous (South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, The Spectrum).
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
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You are more than welcome to crash the night of the 1st, just in case I didn't make that clear before. Husband has approved. Unfortunately, we have no guest bed/room in our apartment, but we do have a rather comfy couch and a brand new air mattress - so pick yer poison!
Oh, good! I am good with couches. I would also need to crash on Dec. 31 after the very long drive from Tucson.

But he knows I've essentially staked out that weekend for you, so I'm pretty sure it'll all work out.
Yay!

Sadly, Tustin itself is not a terribly exciting place for New Year's festivities, but you will be a mere 10-15 minutes away from Disneyland (and Downtown Disney which is free to roam), which has fireworks! Easily enjoyed from outside the park. :)
Oh, wow, crazy! That could be fun.
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From:adnirem
Date:November 18th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, have I ever made you a mix cd? Maybe back in the early two thousands. Back in the day, yo. I will make you a new one. Do I have your current address? Probably not because you hate me? You know the e-mail.

Also: hug.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
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You made me a Winter Mix, in fact! It was a nice mix. I should dig it up. You may or may not have my current address.

Hug.
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From:modlin
Date:November 18th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
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Hi! I don't actually know yet whether I'll be in town, but if I am you should stop in Santa Barbara on your way from LA to San Luis Obispo. It is actually on the way, and it would be fun to meet you. We can get coffee or look for whales or something.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
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Oh oh oh! Yes! Please let me know whether you will be in town; it would be great to meet you.

Actually, if you are in town and could put me up for the night, I could adjust my travel plans and hang out with you more. I would still have time to see Hearst Castle on the drive home.
From:sainfoin_fields
Date:November 18th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
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MAYBE I WILL MAKE YOU A MIX, COW.

MAYBE I WILL!!!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
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MAYBE YOU WIIIIIIIILL!!
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From:marble_blue
Date:November 19th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Hmm...I may have to make a music mix.
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From:matchboxslayer
Date:November 20th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
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doh! i leave the 22nd and come back the 4th!

make sure you get a california burrito at santana's in san diego. it's pretty much the best ever.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 20th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
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Intriguing. I will try to remember. Wait, is that the one with French fries?

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