April 7, 2007

Time to turn my back on Austin.

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I need to get on I-35 and head north, out of Texas, back through Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri... Who knows? Starting out at 6 a.m., who says I can't drive the whole way home? It's only 1200 miles or so...

UPDATE, 1 a.m.: Home!

24 comments:

Meade said...

You can do it but 20 straight hours in a car sounds tedious and masochistic.

al said...

1200 miles in one day by yourself? I burn out at 800.

Be safe.

Bissage said...

(1) If you drive all night your hand’ll be wet on the wheel. But not to worry, there’ll be a voice in your head that’ll drive your heel.

(2) Apu Nahasapeemapetilon: “Please do not offer my god a peanut.”

(3) Last night, we watched “The Last Temptation of Christ.”

(4) The Althouse stance on shorts is well-known. Where does Althouse stand on those ankle high running socks? (I’m a big fan, myself.)

(5) Zeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnn!

Mr. B. said...

Diapers?

rightwingprof said...

Austin is the only place in Texas where I would never live.

Maxine Weiss said...

"Time to turn my back on...."--Althouse

Observation: Nowhere on the profile page, or at the banner, does Althouse have the word "Mother".

You could read this blog for months and not know Althouse has children of her own.

Law Blogger, Professor, ...everything but "Mother".

The other titles come first, before Mother. Althouse simply doesn't define herself as a Mother, first---or at all, apparently.

Peace, Maxine

Kev said...
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Omaha1 said...

May lonely miles be lightly borne
In spite of all you've left behind
Dear ones though from your arms be torn
Held closer now, in heart and mind
Do not despair, be not forlorn
In strangers' faces, you may find
Some transient hope for Easter morn,
And home's peace, journey's sorrows bind

Eric said...

Did you see Jessica Valenti's article in The Guardian about your sexist treatment of her? Pretty harsh stuff. I wonder if you would care to comment.

Kev said...

I wish I hadn't been out-of-blog-pocket for a few weeks here; if I'd known you were passing through Dallas this morning, I would have suggested a great local coffee joint where you could have stopped along your way. (Everyone needs coffee on a trip that long, and it's alwayas nice to visit a non-Starbucks every once in a while.)

Or did you take the less-scenic-but-shorter 35W route through Ft. Worth?

Paco Wové said...

'eric':

you don't even read this blog, do you?

Back to troll school you go!

foxlets14 said...

Well, Maxine, she drove 2400 miles to spend a few days with her son. Who but a mother would do that?

Paulina said...

Meade said:
You can do it but 20 straight hours in a car sounds tedious and masochistic.

Well, sort of like reading Althouse's blog!

dave™© said...

I see a drunk driving arrest in the near future...

Ann Althouse said...

I was drunk on innumerable bottles of those Starbucks drinks you can buy at the gas station. Only other things consumed. I pack of Eclipse gum and a McDonald's cheeseburger and fries. Everything was consumed while driving.

I did not use the crazy astronaut trick.

I stopped 3 times for gas (after starting with only a quarter tank), and I arrived at home with a scary 0 on the digital display of how many miles worth of gas I had left.

rgajria@uwm.edu said...

Great! Ganesh, Shiva, and Parvati on the same T-shirt.

Asher Heimermann said...

Welcome Home Ann! lol

You took so many great and good photos. I loved looking at them.

Cedarford said...

1200 miles. I was thinking NASA diapers but Althouse stole a march and pre-denied it.

By the way, that photo of the globes in your Austin shopping thread was gorgeous. Remarkable. Up there with the texture & contrast shot of the snow on the Honda rear quarter panel last fall..

You do have a talent.

hdhouse said...

Ann....you left out the hardest part of the trip....that part that starts with pulling away from the curb and lasts about 100 miles..all the time wanting to just turn the car around...and then the 400-500 miles of resignation that you gotta go...and the last 6-700 just hoping you make it home at a decent hour and it doesn't snow.

Dwilkers said...

Wow you drove that straight through? I'm impressed, that's not easy. Heck I'd even say it isn't very smart, but if you want to do it then.

The hardest one of those I ever did was from Dallas to Santa Anna Ca. There's a sign on I-20 in New Mexico (or was at that time) that says 'Los Angeles 820 miles'. I always thought that was funny.

Ann Althouse said...

It actually isn't a very smart thing to do. The last 100 miles was really hard! The hardest part was seeing.

MadisonMan said...

Welcome home. Now put on a sweater. Enjoy recovering from your marathon drive.

Der Hahn said...

Wow.. That gives "Buns of Steel" a whole 'nother meaning.

Glad you made it there and back safely.

Asher Heimermann said...

mI am sure that seeing was hard. As a teenager, it's hard to stay up all night, lol.


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