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April 18, 2003

Out of sight, out of mind

So it is with a little excitement, and a little apprehension, that I embark on my journey to San Diego. There, I will make my best attempt to cast this virus of Sad that has plagued me back into the sea.

I've never driven this far by myself before. I am looking forward to it, as it is at least more geographically forward-moving than sitting alone for eight hours. I got a new toy for my car, which makes my ghetto-style CD/tape adapter way more cool - because it's now wireless. I feel like a technological marvel with this gadget in my arsenal.

More than anything, I can't wait to get back to the beach. I dream of that moment, when I can bury my feet in the warm sand and listen to the waves. Gene says it's harder to be sad in the summer, and I think I agree with him. It feels more like summer there, so maybe anything is possible.

Either way, I've got my swimsuit, some books, and a big hat. I'm waxed, buffed, polished, and as ready to vacation as I'll ever be. And I'll be damned if this gloomy demeanor of mine is going to follow me there. I'm gonna drive so fast, I'll be sure to lose it on the 5.

"Lose it" mayn't be the right term, though. Heh...

Ah well, fuck it.

Posted by kati at April 18, 2003 07:10 AM


You will beat it. Sad is slow, that is its nature, lethargic and slow. I-5 is anything but that. Good luck, and may the force be with you.

Posted by: gene at April 18, 2003 10:37 AM

except if you are caught in traffic. but just use maggie's magic anti-traffic charm (tm): chant "king of the road, king of the road, king of the road" until the cars magically move from your path.

Posted by: didofoot at April 18, 2003 10:39 AM

Yeah, there's something about running away from home for a little while that has a way of making the saddness go away, if only for the weekend. I'm glad you're getting away and will get to kick it with your SD girls, but, at the same time, I'm sad that you won't be here for "Easter Sunday." Drive safe and have fun.

Posted by: Kristina at April 18, 2003 11:45 AM

Kati - you're money. I hope the sun shines on you every day and helps reveal what it is you're looking for - because once you have it, skies will be clear no matter where you are.

Posted by: Teddy at April 22, 2003 12:31 PM