Thursday, June 26, 2008

Day 2: Denver to St. Louis

Made it to St. Louis. The mountainous surroundings disappeared into an eternity of flat plains. It was so boring in Kansas that I made up a haiku. Then I was informed we were still in eastern Colorado and hadn't even made it to Kansas yet. Highlight of the night was impromtu meeting of Kansas City (KS) Pizza Club with Joe and Megan. Here's what we did today:

Here are some pictures from the first meeting of the KC Pizza Club.

This leg of the ride wasn't so bad, comparatively to yesterdays mammoth drive to Denver. The differences were immediately noticeable as all of the mountains disappeared in exchange for nothing but ridiculous flat fields. The true MVP's of this leg were Michael Winfield and Kelly Davis, two of my best friends from Los Angeles. They presented us with a gigantic book of Mad Libs for the ride. I'm sure without this book we would have been a lot more bored than we actually let on. The only problem with doing a Mad Lib while driving through Kansas, is that a lot of the nouns turn out to be what you happen to look at. Truck. Corn. Field. Car. Cloud. Trust me, there were a few rounds that were as the surroundings.
This picture illustrates just how Lindy reacted to my usage of "grass" as a noun in a Mad Lib for the 47th time in a row. We had lots of in car activities and snacks to keep us going, which is mostly Lindy's doing. If not for her, I surely would have starved. In a round of dueling i-pods (who ever is driving gets to choose music) we decided to play the top 25 most played song lists from our respective pods. It was funny because Lindy has a lot of the same music and my pod had really eclectic shit from all over the place. Of course, this was just from the pod which I only used sparingly in the last year or so. Most of my music has been played off my work computer, but I guess you can gauge my musical taste from 2006-2007 from this list. Trust me, a lot of these songs shocked me by making my top 25 as much as they will you. Here's the results:

  1. Dog on Wheels - Belle & Sebastian
  2. It could have been a brillant career - Belle & Sebastian
  3. Sleep The Clock Around - Belle & Sebastian
  4. Is it Wicked not to Care? - Belle & Sebastian
  5. Ease Your Feet in the Sea - Belle & Sebastian
  6. A Summer Westling - Belle & Sebastian
  7. Seymour Stein - Belle & Sebastian
  8. Dirty Dream Number Two - Belle & Sebastian
  9. Race to the City - The Cinematics
  10. Chase - The Cinematics
  11. Rise & Fall - The Cinematics
  12. Ocean of Noise - The Arcade Fire
  13. Concerning the UFO Sightings Near Highland, Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
  14. The Black Hawk War - Sufjan Stevens
  15. Come on! Feel the Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
  16. John Wayne Gacy, Jr. - Sufjan Stevens
  17. Jacksonville - Sufjan Stevens
  18. A Short Reprise for Mary Todd - Sufjan Stevens
  19. Decatur - Sufjan Stevens
  20. One Last Woo-hoo - Sufjan Stevens
  21. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
  22. Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens
  23. To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region
  24. If You Don't Know By Now - Office
  25. Be Good - Tokyo Police Club
  1. Heat of the Moment - Asia
  2. The Pharmacist - Hot Rod Circuit
  3. Mutt - Blink 182
  4. Any Way You Want It - Journey
  5. Scars - Papa Roach
  6. Pain - Jimmy Eat World
  7. Gold Digger - Kanye West
  8. Dreaming of You - The Coral
  9. Danny's Song - Loggin's and Messina
  10. Hold On/Luka - The Dan Band
  11. Question - Old 97's
  12. Dance Dance - Fall Out Boy
  13. Love is Alright Tonite - Rick Springfield
  14. Poison - Bell Biv DeVoe
  15. Boston - Augustana
  16. Waiting for my Real Life to Begin - Colin Hay
  17. Take on Me - Reel Big Fish
  18. Jane - Jefferson Starship
  19. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
  20. Separate Ways - Journey
  21. Tessie - Dropkick Murphys
  22. Here it Goes Again - Ok Go
  23. Kingdom Come - Coldplay
  24. Hands Down - Dashboard Confessional
  25. So I Say - The Shins


Hoob said...

Kansas flat and boring? No wonder I left for the golden majesty that is California.

Joe said...

Golden majesty or golden travesty? You decide.