Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract

Hey Team,

Today was a super productive day! (In the sense that taking two steps forward and two steps back is productive. See, it’s funny cause it’s not.) My Florida plans officially, although temporarily, fell through so I spent the better part of the day frantically trying to find somewhere to be where I can make some progress.

There are a couple of really good leads though. I may try to head over to Goldsborough, NC this weekend to take part in a Civil War reenactment. I have a place to stay and there’s definitely a reenactment going on, it’s mostly a matter of getting a hold of someone that can give me an idea of whether or not I can participate. I am armed with phone numbers for tomorrow though!

Other options include horse riding in Alabama, hill climbing in Florida and sailing in Virginia. Wish me luck.

On an actually really for real productive note I finally managed to finish cataloging ten hours of video and send off the used tapes and some other peripheral items to free up some space in my backpack. (I realize I have a tendency to anthropomorphize my possessions, especially if I spend any appreciable amount of time with them…but doesn’t it seem like my backpack should have a name? Of course if it had a name then Charley would always be traveling inside of someone else. Maybe that’s a bad idea. Your thoughts?)

AND I went geocaching today with my friend Josh! He’s an awesome guy and one of my best friends from high school, who I unfortunately only get to see once every couple years lately. Still, I’ve been futon surfing his place in Charlottesville the last couple days. Good times.

I’ll leave you with my non sequitur for the day: You know what my favorite thing about new shoes is? New shoes = no weird insole holes. (I pop my toes in my shoes a lot so I tend to wear a hole in the insole where my big toe rubs and once that happens I keep catching my toe on it whenever I try to pop.)

I’m done.


If you liked this post feel free to buy me better song lyrics!

Don’t let me stop you.

8 Replies to “Opposites Attract”

  1. This is the plan…sailing in Virginia since your already there duh. Move on south to North Carolina pretty quickly after (this may not work doing both so close together) then move onto Florida, its only a hop, skip and jump away from NC, then Alabama. Thats not too hard, you can make them all on your way west and you’ll even end up in the warmer south!

  2. P.S. I’m pretty sure you only know that song because of me listening to the tape allll the time back in the day. Good ol Paula šŸ™‚

  3. Appears you are making progress on the List. Good! More important, you continue to connect with new people and renew connections with old friends. That’s where you are creating the valuable memories–the stuff you’ll treasure forever! Darn, I’m envious! šŸ™‚

    Before you name your backpack, you might want to consider one of Gramps’ laws: Anything you anthropomorphize (except for an anthro, of course) tends to feel twice as heavy to carry as it did before.

  4. Man, Gramps is deep son. I would personally not name the backpack unless it was a name like “The Emerald Cavern of Technology”, “The Green Dream Machine”, “The Repository of Earthly Possessions” or something along those lines. Charley deserves a name worthy of anthropomorphizing because the little guy has some personality, the backpack I’m not so sure…

  5. I do like the ‘Emerald Cavern of Technology.’ If you’re not going to use that I may buy the rights off george for the going $.87 – then I have to put a bunch of gadgets in something green…like a hollowed out head of lettuce and hope it doesn’t transform into the “Starting-To-Brown-And-Smell-Bad Cavern of Technology.” I don’t want anthropomorphize it though, because feeling guilty every time I eat salad is too heavy a burden.
    What was the question again?

  6. Do you think TI will do the radio edit as “Big Toes Poppin’?” I think more people can relate to that than the bullshit lyrics most current rap songs are comprised of. Stay Word, ya Dig?

  7. Yo!
    Glad you are enjoying those new kicks son! I forgot to tell you that by accepting them I now own your feet. My lawyer will be contacting you with the terms which include, daily cleaning and lotioning, pedicures, medicures, and meat cures. The last one will make more sense when you hear the long-term business plan. Do good things!

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