Home Again, Home Again, Jiggedy-Jigg

I’m sleepy. Since December 23rd, Joanna and I have been home for three days, the rest of our time being spent carving a cross-section through the states, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. A mostly chronological catalog of cities in which we have recently slept, eaten, and/or pumped gas: Lexington, KY; Dayton, OH; Monroe, MI; Ann Arbor, MI; Vandalia, OH; Chattanooga, TN; Birmingham, AL; Knoxville, TN; Purvis, MS; Baton Rouge, LA; New Orleans, LA; Mobile, AL; Atmore, AL; Monroeville, AL; Montgomery, AL. The high temperature was somewhere in the mid-70s, the low was around 7. We got stuck in 20 inches of snow in Dayton and ate beignets at Cafe du Monde. All in all, a good but exhausting couple of weeks.

Except for a couple comics I borrowed from a friend, I didn’t get a lick of reading done, and I only saw one film, A Life Aquatic, which the more I think about, the more I hate. So pretty to look at. So devoid of life.