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1. What’s the last place you traveled to, outside your own home state/country?
Since the trip to/from NYC has to detour through New Jersey, and I was just in NYC yesterday, the correct answer would be New Jersey.
2. What’s the most bizarre/unusual thing that’s ever happened to you while traveling?
After thinking about this a bit, I have to go with a particular trip down to Katie’s.
Now this trip was during an odd week, probably the oddest week of my life, all things considered. First, we have a giant party at our house. Then, we discover the next morning that one of my close friends had slept with someone who wasn’t his girlfriend, in our house. And while we’re all helping with triage for the two of them, September 11th happens.
In a distinct move to keep myself distracted from reality, somehow I became interested in DDR. I sniped an auction on eBay, I grabbed some videos, I downloaded a few MP3s. I listened to Butterfly for the first time. I listened to it a number of times, honestly, because at the time, I thought it was a pretty neat song.
About a day or two after this, I begin driving down to Maryland. This drive is, to put it mildly, mind-numbing. It’s ~30 minutes to get to the Interstate (through backwoods upstate NY), then 4 hours on 81 through Pennsylvania (which is dull as sin), then ~30 minutes through quasi-backwoods Maryland to Katie’s. It’s 5 hours of nothing, 300 miles even.
My brain, having been quite used to making the trip by this point, and still buzzing off the DDR thing, got Butterfly caught in it. Loudly. Endlessly. I swear, it was loud and distracting enough to nearly get me into an accident. I realized that if I did not get to Katie’s soon, I was going to drive myself off a cliff to end this song stuck in my head.
Eventually, I reach her house. I look at my watch. I had shaved 40 minutes off the trip – the fastest I would ever make it there.
3. If you could take off to anywhere, money and time being no object, where would you go?
England or Japan.
4. Do you prefer traveling by plane, train or car?
I don’t just prefer to fly, I prefer to fly JetBlue.
5. What’s the next place on your list to visit?
Uh, we’re probably heading back to NYC again before we do anything else, knowing us.