Friday, October 8, 2010


After the suicide mission, Max and Jon arrived in Minnesota.
Upon arrival, they promptly embraced unconsciousness in the form of sleep. Some combination of sleeping from morning until late afternoon and not having slept for approx. 24 hours while driving through Hell, produced the following:







Thursday, October 7, 2010

Boston Sighting

I saw a sign for Boston! I made a video. It got deleted. I made more videos.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jon has other videos and pictures on his computer. He has had them on his computer. There they remain. So we're going to skippa skippa ahead a little.

Here, check this out!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

wait for it...let me finish...

SO, stuff actually happened after we got out of Montana, and we have video footage to prove it.

It's just that these things take time.

Hang in their folks.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Loyal Readers:

Jon and I are inveterate blog starters and stoppers.
So sorry.
Hey, look at this!

Nashville: the Acura conquered

More posts will be coming soon.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day 6: Suicide Mission, Part 3

Another taste of Hell.

Day 6: Suicide Mission, Part 2

A taste of Hell.

California - Phantom Planet

Day 6: Suicide Mission, Part 1

The Suicide Mission started, naturally, at 2 o'clock in the morning. Jon decided on this time because it would give him time before hitting the road to grab a pita from Pita Pit, which closes at 3am (to cater to the late night/early morning bar-goers in Sodom-&-Gomorr-d'Alene). So, our heroes were rested with a maximum of 3 hours of sleep as they began their epic journey of the projected-20-hours-of-non-sleep.

Part 1 was for the most part uneventful. Max slept, and Jon watched the slow West Montana sunrise.

When Jon and Max passed I-15, which leads southward to Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and eventually Sunny Southern California, they ceremonially belted at the top of their lungs the song "California" by Phantom Planet. Jon wore his goggles, Max his bandana. There was talk of the world, there was talk of starcraft, there was joking and singing.

It would not be until later, in Mid-Montana, after switching from the 90 to the 94, that Jon and Max would encounter......


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day 6: Suicide Mission

The Suicide Mission:
A 20-hour travel time from Coeur d'Alene Idaho to Minneapolis Minnesota, through Montana and North Dakota, starting at 2am on the 22nd of August and projected to end midnight.

Would they make it without falling asleep at the wheel!?

In our next post we will describe in thorough detail how the Suicide Mission led us to...


Day 4: CdA

Java, Jon's old stomping grounds. 'Stomping Grounds' could be the name of a coffee shop.

Days 3-5: CdA!

The Brilliant Us spent time in CdA.

Here's what went down:
Soren Swingrover
Starcraft II (3v3 placed Gold!)
Pita Pit (2am just before leaving town for the big Suicide Mission)


The Training Begins.

Day 2 Recap!

After 16 hours of driving from Berkeley, Jon and Max made it to Coeur d'Alene. Some highlights from this stretch of their journey:

- Getting pulled over in a small Oregon town by a Police Officer. Upon pulling to the side of the road, quick thinking led to Jon's hiding the Aladdin pillow and Max's putting on a g--d--- shirt. This was pivotal in avoiding an actual speeding ticket.

- Finlandia!

- We skipped Seattle altogether. Our decision deadline was Mount Shasta-Cola, and we had not heard from Josiah before then. PEACE OUT, ROCK STARS!


This is Mount Shasta-Cola. Jon has a knack for capturing wind "on a film". Who Am I Quoting? NICE CAPITALIZATION.

Next Paragraph.



Making our 15-year old selves happy again.

Day 2: Berkeley Breakfast, approximately 6:30am

"Every good day starts somehow" - Max Clark

Thursday, August 19, 2010

DAY 2: WE RIDE AT 6:50ish!!!!

Wendy, we'll never know you.
That does not keep us from pitying you.
Or laughing at your expense.

Song of Day from Day #1.

Here was yesterday's Song of the Day.

"Ball of the Dead Rat" by The Teeth

Volition-Piloted Road Trip.

Today there are two options:

If Josiah gets back to us before we hit Mt. Shasta (as in the Cola), we will probably go to Seattle. If not, there is a chance that we'll call an audible and cut straight to CdA.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Night #1.

This is our first night on our road trip. We are in Berkeley, right by the university of.
Some things:

We lost to some strangers in a game of Settlers--they were playing by the 'original' 'gay' 'rules'.

I'm going to try to figure out how to upload/link mp3s to this blog, and will give little snippets from our roadtrip mix for your listening pleasure.

Stardate DCF.

When Max left his home in Long Beach, with his stuff, something started.
When Jon got in the car with Max in La Mirada, something else started.
When Jon and Max got in the car in Rancho Cucamonga, with their stuff, something else started.

One or all of these things is the road trip they are now on.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Movin' Right Along

Major Premise:
According to my mother, she heard this on the radio and that is why I was born in California.

Minor Premise:
My mom has never heard this song.


[image of road trip map courtesy of google maps]
Clicking on the "add image" link isn't working right now, but changing font colors is.

Danielle. I'm on my way.