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Biosphere 2 -- maybe we should live instead of the van?

Top Posts of 2011 on DrivingInertia.com

By     |    Jan 2, 2012
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We’re jumping on the year-end nostalgia conga line even though we’ve only been travelling full time for the last three months. We have, however, been blogging for all of 2011. Here’s what was popular. Top 3 Topics of 2011 The Biosphere 2 gallery post. Damn, BoingBoing.net, thanks for the link. And thank you, too, Curbed.com. [FYI — ALL the cool sites are linking to us, so if you have a […]

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Anniversary Celebrations!

By     |    Nov 30, 2011
Posted in: Travel     |    5 Comments

We’ve been on our trip for about two months now! As the months turn, we have a lot to celebrate: On 9/30, we spent our last day at our corporate jobs. On 10/1, we left Chicago, our home for over 8 years, and started our travels. On 9/2, we closed the sale of our Chicago condo, clearing our last financial hurdle. So today we celebrate 2 months of not having […]

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I Need Amps! Give Me Electricity!

By     |    Nov 29, 2011
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Amps amps amps amps amps amps amps amps amps amps :::::::::::::: AMPS! We can buy gasoline at a gas station and food at the grocery store, but what I need is electricity. I’ve got a craving for electrons I can’t kick! Give me amps, man! Amps! I need ’em! My phone eats them. Just devours them. Sucks them down like a 7-Eleven Slurpee. GPS, Facebook, email … they all need amps. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By     |    Nov 24, 2011
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Lisa and I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Thanks to everybody for reading our blog, posting your comments, and sharing our stories with your friends. It’s been a great trip so far, and we hope your travels this holiday weekend have gone smoothly as well. Without further ado, then, Adam Sandler’s Thanksgiving Song from SNL! We’ll be back on Monday with more posts. […]

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Our One Month Anniversary!

By     |    Nov 1, 2011
Posted in: Travel     |    2 Comments

It’s time to celebrate our one month anniversary. We’re currently in Oklahoma, the state we figured we’d skip, and it’s awesome. Things are going well — we’ve visited a lot of friends, we’ve seen nearly all of our families, and we’re now free of both and headed to mesa country. Tonight we’ll head back to our campground (our second night there — we’re posting from the local library), take a […]

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Billboards: I’d Like To Talk To You About Jesus

By     |    Oct 28, 2011
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I get a kick out of the backwoods billboards for Jesus — especially when when the second most popular billboard buyer in the area is the porno store.  Love it.  Always makes me think of Jim Gaffigan’s bit on religion: My favorite part: It doesn’t matter if you’re religions or not. Does anything make you feel more uncomfortable than some stranger saying, “I’d like to talk to you about Jesus.” […]

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Blogging at 70 MPH

By     |    Oct 12, 2011
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Big driving days mean blogging in the car using all 3 of the Gs (when available).  And whenever I get upset with the connection, I crack up thinking of this Louis CK bit: Lisa and I are cruising down I-86 (because it’s better than I-90) on our way back to Wisconsin.  We’ll stop somewhere in the middle tonight. Next week is shaping up — we’re looking forward to having a […]

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Week One Has Been Fun

By     |    Oct 8, 2011
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We’re a week in.  Seven days ago we woke up in Chicago, loaded everything into our van, and headed north to Wisconsin.  Now we’re in Upstate New York for a wedding.  Later today, we’ll have spiedies, a Binghamton specialty (FYI: don’t spell them “speedy” — “the term “spiedie” comes from the Italian spiedo meaning spit or spiedini referring to cubes or balls of meat cooked on a skewer“).  I can’t wait — maybe […]

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How Raoul Duke Would Explain Our Trip To a Naysayer

By     |    Jun 28, 2011
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I shouldn’t have to say this, but this is Raoul Duke. Goddammit man, don’t you hear yourself talking like a prostitute?  Can’t you hear the lies you’re spewing?  Don’t you see that’s all a salary is — a damn bribe for a job you wouldn’t do normally?  You’ve been bent-over, turning tricks for so long you can’t even stand up and see the world for what it is anymore.  Or […]

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Crossing the Atlantic Ocean in the Queen Mary 2 [VIDEO]

By     |    Jun 21, 2011
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Awesome video of the Queen Mary 2 traveling around the Atlantic.  Looks like the weather wasn’t always cooperative. Queen Mary 2: Atlantic Timelapse from Adonis Pulatus on Vimeo. Thanks to Gadling for posting this.

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