Friday, August 25, 2006
(manson, ia) could one hypothetically find unsecured wireless in jeremy's hometown?
(this would have been such a great photo had it turned out. right there on the gravel road in front of me as I was driving home: a deer.)
Yes. Don't think just because it's a town of ~1850 in the middle of nowhere in Iowa that it's completely backwards. One does hypothetically feel a bit more conspicuous about parking one's car and availing oneself after finding a signal, however, than one hypothetically feels in a larger municipality. Especially if one is hypothetically typing away right in front of the police station.
The Cambridge to Madison to Manson trip was long but fine. I've already told the family there's no way I'm making this trip again at XMas; it's too far to make at a time when it is only going to be daylight a few hours anyway.
As predicted, Mom's first statements upon my arrival were to (1) comment about my weight (this time, calling me "skinnybutt") and (2) asking me if I wanted anything to eat.
Also, thanks for recommending Sarah Vowell's Partly Cloudy Patriot for the drive. I listened to it and not only thought it was hilarious, but decided that Sarah Vowell will one day be mine. (Good to have that settled, especially so now I'll have a ready answer if anyone at the family reunion asks if I'm getting married. "As soon as I convince her," will be my response, omitting details about my first needing to meet her and, for all I know, break up existing marriages and/or change existing sexual orientations.)
Anyway, more later.