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Posted by atparish on July 23, 2009

After being stuck for like 3 weeks, we’re heading out today. Wish us luck.


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The Books make good music.

Posted by atparish on July 19, 2009

Hey, sorry I haven’t been saying too much lately (like you care). It’s been a lot of the same stuff here in Humboldt, with minor victories and tragedies here and there. I’ve seen two baseball games (Go Crabs!), made some money, and pissed many nights away.
I’d like to see big plastic buckets full of the beer I’ve had on this trip, labeled by cities. I’m many buckets deep in this town. People seem to buy me shots as well. I don’t complain.
I’m not the man I wish I was, but I’d say I’ve come admirably close on a couple of occasions. Of course, mainly the manly man I wish I was is a less admirable one. Admiral A. says it’s a trap.
I just finished Middlesex, and I think it’s a pretty decent book. My one-time sister Amanda is now a boy named Ayden, dontcha know.
The plan is to leave Tuesday.
We’ll see.

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Posted by atparish on July 15, 2009

This is what I look like now.

This is what I look like now.

I put some photos up on Picasa. I’ve been having trouble with the fancy scripts in WordPress and Facebook, but photos will be there pretty soon too.

We might be getting a ride to San Francisco tomorrow for a weekend trip. Then we’ll get a ride back to Humboldt and (finally) begin riding south.

And I’m going to see if I can play a mean trick on a lady.

I haven’t had any coffee today. It’s naptime.

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I can’t tell if something important happened last night, or if I was just drunk.

Posted by atparish on July 9, 2009

Still in McKinleyville, going to gorgeous river spots and bars daily. Lance is playing drums with a band called Ass Castle on Saturday, and I will be drinking nearby, so we’re staying until next week at least.
I just gave blood to kill some time and talk with old ladies. Also, so I won’t drink too much today. It’s kind of a bummer that gay men can’t give blood. They give you so many chances to back out and say, “Actually, I think I have AIDS.”
Everyone who lives in this town has like three DUI’s and is a menace on the road. I’ve spent enough time in the back seats of speeding trucks to last me for a while, I think.
Other than that, things are going swimmingly. How are you?

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Waypoint #3

Posted by atparish on July 3, 2009

We’ve made it to Humboldt after seven days of camping and are staying with friends in McKinleyville. Should be good times. Some things of note:
Stayed in a campground in California with wild elk grazing maybe 30 feet away. Those guys get real big. They had bears too, but we didn’t see any. It’s probably a good thing.
Took a day off at a park in Oregon with cliffs and a nice beach. We found a nice frisbee thing in a tide pool and have made good use of it. I snagged my foot on some wood at the beach and lost most of the skin on my big toe, but it’s a pretty minor injury and only affects which shoes I can wear riding. I’ll let you know if it starts turning funny colors and smelling of almonds.
Everyone we meet seems to be in a big hurry, forcing themselves to ride 80+ miles a day. I prefer our way of doing things.

In other news, the DOW is way down, and Sarah Palin is stepping down as governor? Hah. Could today get any better?

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