There and Back Again.

Long time, no update. The metaphorical “you” might be wondering what I’ve been up to. Though my previous post does, in fact, explain this, it does not go into much detail. This, perhaps, is due to the fact that when I posted my last post I was further back in time than I am now. At this point in my life, however, I am much more informed and aware as to my present condition. Now to relay this to you:

I arrived as planned in Ann Arbor on the 14th of this month, reuniting with my friend of yore Daniel Freeman. As it turns out, he’s been spending his time curing African Sleeping Sickness. You know, nothing major. First night we spent whooping zombie ass in Left 4 Dead. As it turns out, video games are awesome: that one in particular. We had an early night, hitting the road to London, Ontario, in the morning. Travelling with us was Daniel’s girlfriend, Lucciana. She’s a music-makin’ kinda gal, and I got the chance to listen to her CD, which was just released. I’ve added a link to her website so you might check it out for yourself (which I would recommend you do).

Once in London, we set up their new apartment and hit the town. This was mostly for purposes of dinner and beers (which, as it turns out, is legal in Canada – dinner, too). We then spent our Sunday geocaching. This was one of the more awesome activities I have partaken in as of late. If you don’t want to check out the website, the jist is this: people hide little caches with logbooks for finders to sign. Some caches also contain little prizes that finders may take and replace with equally tiny trinkets. It’s like a global treasure hunt using your GPS. Sort of gives purpose to wandering. Anyway, we found one from which I claimed a teeny pin and left a floor tile we found along the way. Maybe it sounds junky, but it was treasure to me. It’s all in the way you look at it. After the first, we were unsuccessful in locating any more caches for the day. So we resigned ourselves to the floor of Dan & Lucci’s apartment and sat sadly in the dark. After turning in early, we hit the road again in the morning.

But! Before we could even get out of Canada, the police pulled us for. For pot?! Even worse, maybe cocaine?! Who knows what some kids driving a truck with Michigan plates might be smuggling! No, as it turns out, there was no smuggling going on at all: we just ran a yellow light (which, as far as I knew, was legal) and got away with a warning (again, for breaking what law I am unsure). In any case, it got our hearts beating… but was really of no consequence. We made it back to Michigan safe. One last night there was spent playing video games with Daniel (gee, I do that a lot, don’t I?).

And now I’m home. For a few days, anyway. Here are some pictures from geocaching:

Listening to: Devil’s Currency, Lucciana Costa


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