I spent the last two weekends on the road, which was...miserable. The first trip was 9 hours one way, and the second trip ended up being 6 hours one way. After discovering that my audiobook of "Till We Have Faces" by C.S. Lewis did not work, I ended up having a lot of quality time with myself. Here, for your enjoyment, is what I learned. :)
- I am a bad beat-boxer (Beat-boxist? Oral percussionist? Whatever.).
- 400% of the music on Top 40 radio stations is pure crap.
- A banjo cover of "Call Me Maybe" is as annoying as you think it would be.
- There is a store called "The Purgatory Emporium" in Virginia. I could not have made that up if I tried.
- Every radio station in Virginia plays nothing but saxophone music from dawn til dusk. As you know, the saxophone is the armpit of the musical world, so yeah, I kept the radio off.
- You can get truckers, construction workers, and other impertinent gentlemen to stop staring at you if you pretend to pick your nose.
So there you have it: do not road-trip through Virginia unless you absolutely have to.