When I’m bored I go to google maps, look up places I’ve visited and then play with the satellite image feature.
I got to see the Dry Tortugas where I spent a lovely day in the sun in the middle of the ocean. And the place I spent my Christmas vacation(edit:I changed this link to show the actual location on the bayou. I had not been certain before, but D showed me). Zilker Park where I saw the Pixies for the first time as well as Ben Harper, Wilco and many many others all while drinking expensive beer and loving the sun.
Let’s not forget the mountains I almost died in while driving too fast last at night.
But here’s where the satellit feature came through for me. As I was flying down to Miami 2 weeks ago we crossed over Florida from the gulf side and I saw the weirdest thing from the sky. I didn’t know what i was or even where it was in the state. I knew it was big enough to see from the sky and near enough to the ocean that I could find it if I stayed near the ocean on the maps. I scoured the Florida coastline and was disappointed that this had nothing to do with aliens, just golf courses and country clubs.
Ah well, at least I found it.


Apparently there’s a bologna black market!!!
Who knew?
Seriously, though, they talk about the health risks of this undocumented boon of tubed meat but I have to say, if you purchase your bologna from a swap meet you pretty much deserve whatever you get. I’m just stunned that this stuff can be produced so cheaply that you can turn a respectable profit selling it at a flea market.
“I cornered the processed meat trade at the swap meet, baby. Wanna go for a ride in my tricked out Subaru Brat?”

The mistress

insomnia is a cruel mistress. She slides out from under the bed and slips under the covers with you. Without hesitation she rises up over the bed, plants a stilleto heel into your temple an starts reciting your rental history, the branches of the evolutionary tree that led to dinosaurs, the best risotto recipes, and so on. Insomnia loves a good list and she doesn’t mind sharing with you all the lists in her head. Bitch.
I had to take the day off, my sleep patterns have been noticibly fucked since last week and it’s easy enough to deal with on the weekend (sit on the couch and knit while reciting along with Star Wars: A New Hope) but weekdays require you to go to work and accomplish things and not make giant mistakes and not fall asleep at your desk.
I doze into dream sleep, have incredibly vivid dreams and then wake up as soon as I slide into deep sleep. Very frustrating, but on the other hand my dreams are more vivid and memorable than usual.
Other than that, not much to report on my end. Went to roller derby last night and finally got to see Dena skating! So much fun. They’re making an effort to ham it up more and show more fighting. It’s funny because there’s one team that’s intentionally breaking rules and starting fakey fights in order to rile up the crowd but they get a little whiney at turnabout. Fair play, girlies, fair play.
It’s time for Empire Strikes Back and hopefully a nap later.