April 2nd, 2009

Andrei in the office

Daily Twittering

  • 09:18 There is lousy coverage in Wyoming. Twitters may be few and far between. #
  • 09:21 @livingartist right. We're using the laundry at the next hotel #
  • 09:24 @breagrant I am a true Yankee. However, one I had my first southern Iced Tea, I was a complete convert. #
  • 09:28 Heading toward Devils Tower. iPod music is Close Encounters soundtrack. Will get pictures! #
  • 10:57 Either they left the set pieces from the film or they actually filmed at a landing pad. Lots of really cool tech here! Kinda MIB like. #
  • 11:00 Aiden found a xylophone. Figured out the close encounters theme on his own without being shown. Nifty! #
  • 11:04 Tourist center must have just blown a trasformer. Hell of a light show outside then the lights went off. I hope Aiden didn't wander off. #
  • 11:07 Someone offered to give us a lift. Said we'd get to St. Louis in 50 years, but wouldn't age in the process. Yes, the last 2-3 were 4/1 twits #
  • 12:14 Wyoming, pretty-but plain. Done making up April's Fools twitters now. Onto SD. Taking over the drive. #
  • 12:18 Stopping in Rapid City for lunch at a place called Minerva's. Then to Wall Drug! (jfgi) Today's Goal: Either Sioux Falls or Sioux City #
  • 16:04 Murdo, South Dakota. A town name that you only expect to come across in fiction. Just a rest stop then dinner in about an hour. #
  • 16:17 @theamillerryan we will in fact be bedding down tonight in Sioux Falls. Only 200 miles to go. #
  • 17:34 Pulled off for dinner in Kimble, SD. 4 Generation restaurant called Ditty's - GPS location: is.gd/qbUp #
  • 17:36 @wilshipley 1 million dollars!. Great! Now I have that venture capital that I need! Thanks Wil :) #
  • 17:43 twitpic.com/2p857 - I think they are waiting for a ride home :) #
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Andrei in the office

Voice Post

223K 1:13
“Good morning LiveJournal. Welcome to Day 5. Theoretically our last day massively on Neverhood(?). I made a slight error in judgment yesterday I wanted to go to sleep at 11:30 and wake up at 7:00 except I forgot to change the times on my computer and well of course it bedded 12:30. I was also very wired from the long drive so I think I fell asleep around 1:00 1:30. What is that you translation suddenly it turns me into an asshole in the morning and with enough penance my family may yet forgive me. Well even Ramkota Best Western at Sioux Falls South Dakota it would absolutely beautiful and had a water park inside the hotel. We shall return. What pictures we posted there last night cos I had some better internet and we are going to drive now and I'm going to have a Magnum size Red Bull and there will be more reports on twitter and on Facebook as always. Thanks for some of the comments and getting on both days for con twitter it gives me confidence it gives me fame. We love you all. Bye bye.”

Transcribed by: tailerouge
Andrei in the office

Hello from Higginsville, MO

Somewhere between Odessa and Concordia... we are LIVE on the net. jnanacandra is at the wheel, and Missouri seems to actually have sufficient AT&T coverage to allow me to put on the mobile net.


I've been on the phone with utilities all day. I have learned that the local gas company is a pain in the butt and that all the utilities are really cool.

I've also discovered that SNO PUD (Snohomish County Electric) has pretty much reduced it's phone bank to one person. I've been on hold for the better part of 17 minutes in queue. My window is 17-27 minutes; which means someone should be on the line in about 20 minutes.

I have to say it. I don't believe in Iowa. Even after theoretically driving through it. The drive the whole way has been quite marvellous. The area that is alledged to be Iowa was far slower than anything else along the way. Really bad drivers and horrid construction. The 'lowlight' was trying to find a food stop and taking 2 separate exits marked with food and then having to stop at the Harrah's casino because it was the only place we could find food. Iowa slowed us by about 60-90 minutes.

In the mean time... we're almost to St. Louis. And we're planning to pop the truck around noon Friday and keep pulling stuff until it's empty. (Hopefully, not 3 days like loading)

Don't get me wrong.. the load was amazing! The help loading was fantastic. It's just that loading involved boxing, cleaning and TETRIS.. so it was more work than unloading should be.

So, if you'd like to join the unloading fun this weekend... Comment here, or facebook, or twitter.

Granted the other 20% shows up sometime around Wednesday. :-o

More soon. Going to catch up on twitter.

Andrei in the office

Voice Post

233K 1:13
“Hi. If you're hearing a voice that sounds deeper than usual, that means I'm out of energy. It is 8:00pm - it's actually 8:40 now - but as of 8:00pm we pulled in to the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area. We're really tired. It's been 5 days of driving, 4 and a half legitimately. Iowa was not fun. It rained in Missouri but that's not too bad. That's Aiden in the back. He's running around the hotel merrily. We're letting him run around. I'm really tired. I may have mentioned that. Hopefully food and sleep will return my personality so that tomorrow I can unload a truck. Yay. The nice thing is that the hotel that Cortney got us for this evening, since we can't go to the house, has a recliner. I've decided I need to buy a recliner. I may need to buy this recliner here in the hotel. It makes me happy. I'm ready to lay back and have root canal work, and that's how out of it I am. So a pleasant good-night to everybody. More soon. And hopefully, my voice will return. Bye-bye.”

Transcribed by: tailerouge