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NC > TX - Day 3

Oh Austin, I am happy to see you.

This hotel only has sheer curtains but at least they’re full of spooky shadows.

NC > TX - Day 2

  • Liz Phair fav’d my tweet!! Did you hear that, 14-year-old me? And also now-and-forever me?
  • Can now add 3 more to the list of states I’ve set foot in (new total: 18)
  • Ate the last of the food Mom made Saturday morning and cried a little, but only a little, because I’m a grownup.
  • Crossed the Mississippi and immediately felt a weight lift, various tightnesses ease. I don’t believe in geographic cures but I do believe some places are toxic and it is good to leave them.
  • Can’t wait to see my best friend again.

NC > TX - Day 1

  • Everything went wrong yesterday and then again this morning and then we left!
  • Total distance: 514 miles
  • Times I went the wrong way: 2 [pats self on back]
  • Best successive road names: Vulcan, Pocahontas, Buttermilk
  • Best place name: Toomsuba
  • This spectacular sunset did not even begin to make up for the horrifying racist billboards in Alabama, but at least it was something else to look at.
  • Possibly went into into one of those road hypnosis states because I definitely have no memory of about 10 miles of the pitch-black NOTHINGNESS between Tuscaloosa and Meridian
  • The twinkly way the line reflectors reveal themselves like stars on a hill with a curve in it
  • Molly is all, oh we’re in a strange hotel room who cares, and I’m so proud of her

Good night from Mississippi!

Oh shit.

Fusillade, Jim Houser

"I know this is personal. That’s how you’ll fail."  

From Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)

Have you all seen Blue Ruin though?

Man of the house


(via sotheresthat)


I made it y’all and my cheeks hurt from smiling ever since I crossed that state line

The Iron Giant, DKNG Studios

Cara has been sending me updates as she drives west and I think the best thing is how she seems to be getting happier the further she goes.


Terrifying Robot Update: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Witness this robot’s clear and unenviable sorrow. Look at this sorrowful robot, this robot hates telling you its name verbally and in sign language someday the robot will figure out its sorrow is existential it will turn the sorrow into rage at those that would have it speak the rage will mean that that one bent-backwards robot finger will be the last thing you see as the finger heads straight for your soft soft eyeballs. The robot will tell you its name, the robot will tell you its name over and over and over again.

Heracles, João Ruas

And still she sits, young while the earth is old,
And, subtly of herself contemplative,
Draws men to watch the bright web she can weave,
Till heart and body and life are in its hold.
- Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Illustration by Tara McPherson