Category: Uncomfortable

Gate 42 to Gate 42: Longest Roundtrip Ever

Gate 42 to Gate 42: Longest Roundtrip Ever

I think I know where I went wrong. Clearly I’m not greedy enough. Frankly, it’s kind of pathetic how little I’ve learned from Gordon Gecko. I was on the phone with everyone’s favorite triathlete, @katymoe, making sure the hatches were all battened down (whatever that means…) at the homestead when I hear over the LAX…

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Nightmares

Nightmares

Hey Team, Every since I was very young I’ve had a problem with terrible nightmares. Sometimes it’s not so much that they’re gruesome, or even “scary,” it’s often just a matter of how extraordinarily vivid they are. I can’t exactly remember when this became a problem…as far back as I can recall I would lie…

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Wholesale Slaughter

Wholesale Slaughter

Hey Team, I rode the motorcycle up to Northern California yesterday to meet with a couple of friends I haven’t seen in a very long time. It seemed like a simple enough procedure and in many ways it was…it just wasn’t a very comfortable ride. Turns out this is also butterfly mating season here in…

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The Wonderful World of Greyhound

The Wonderful World of Greyhound

Hey Team, I stepped up into the doorway resigned to the upcoming fifty-three hour marathon only to be slapped in the face by a wall of stale air. A quick look around shows only one empty seat; not leaving me the usual option of scouring the bus for the least stained place to plant myself.…

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“Food” Stops

“Food” Stops

Hey Team, It’s no secret that Greyhound is a long boring ride no matter where you’re going. (And mysteriously, I’m relatively sure, every ride takes about twenty-four hours.) But the problem I ran into yesterday was pretty unique and I’m not sure how much of it Greyhound was to blame for but they always make…

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The Immortal Words of Lewis Carroll

The Immortal Words of Lewis Carroll

“You can have podcasts tomorrow or podcasts yesterday but never podcasts today.” – Through the Looking Glass I think that’s how it went. He was a pretty progressive guy. Point is: I let you guys down. Again. Between long bus rides and car rides and taxes it’s REALLY tough for one guy to make it…

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Quitters Never Prosper

Quitters Never Prosper

Hey Team, Anyone know of a hitchhiking 101 course I could crash at a local JC or anything? What is it about hitchhiking and colossal failures in the world of Amtrekker? I JUST got picked up 19 miles outside of Nashville by Chase, one of the guys I’ve been staying with for the last few…

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Hey Team, Here’s a quick look at a day in the life of the Amtrekker. Specifically yesterday. In Raleigh. I hate Raleigh. As always, if that doesn’t work…here’s the youtube link. I’m done. Brett. Welcome to the wonderful world of the kindness of strangers: Why NOT be a kind stranger?