Thursday, August 24, 2006

a-wandering out on the hills of iowa

Tomorrow (or, I guess, today): get up, pack, stop at office, take subway to airport, fly to Madison, have Sal pick me up, lunch with Sal, buy audiobook(s) at Borders, drive across the prairie to the Freese Family Farm. The Farm now has broadband Internet, so presumably I will be blogging away.

My surviving siblings and I will all be there; the first time all of us have been in the same place at once in awhile. I am looking forward to going back home to visit, although after that I am looking forward to coming back to Cambridge and focusing hard on getting into a routine.

9 comments:

jlp said...

I think I say this every night/day: "Today is tomorrow."

Have a great time, wherever you may roam.

eszter said...

getting into a routine

Let me know if you figure this out. Have a great time! Do you know what books you're getting? I'm thinking about getting some for my upcoming drive. I've never listened to books on tape before, but find the idea intriguing.

Winston said...

Good times and a safe journey to you, my friend...

dorotha said...

eszter - audiobooks are great on a trip. actually makes long drives go by really fast. i recommend listening to nothing to heavy. sarah vowell's Partly Cloudy Patriot is good.

Corey said...

I'd like to second Dorotha's recommendation for Sarah Vowell's audiobooks. Assassination Vacation is particularly good.

Tonya said...

Hey, I've been listening to Assassination Vacation on audio too. It's great.

And I like jlp's saying: Today is tomorrow. I'm gonna try to remember that one.

Have a great trip, Jeremy. And if you are near a radio or computer tomorrow at 8 am, be sure to listen to my radio show on WORT.

Anonymous said...

I've been listening to The Omnivor's Dilemma*, and it has this whole section of the book - like a quarter of the book - on corn, which would be very topical as you drive through the prairie. The author really likes saying "corn sex" over an over in the part on growing corn.
-Corrie

* The problem with listening to books on audio is that it doesn't help you learn to spell hard words like omnivor.

Anonymous said...

The problem with listening to books on audio is that it doesn't help you learn to spell hard words like omnivor.

In this case, maybe you could look at the box the audiobook came in?

Winston said...

Hey man, are you lost? Hope all is OK! It is now 9/4 and you've been too long gone...