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May. 11th, 2009

10:00 pm - Online, sorta

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Well, I remembered I had an ethernet cable in my laptop bag and gave it a try. Now I'm online, but the connection is sloooow for some reason.

Sunday: Drove across Louisiana and spent the night in Hammond (just north of Lake Pontchartrain). The day was hot and sunny, and the drive was uneventful.

Monday (today): Drove up through Mississippi on I-55. I've been through Mississippi once before, but not on that highway. Just north of Jackson, I saw the Washington Monument! They STOLE it! Also, they apparently shrank it down. Or maybe they just stole the top 1/4 of it.

At one point, I stopped somewhere to use the restroom, and I got an ice cream bar, and while I stood in line waiting to pay, a big-screen plasma TV over the counter showed President Obama on CNN joking about the "First 100 Days" hoopla. He was saying stuff like, "During the next 100 days, we will build a library dedicated to the first 100 days." I couldn't hear much else, because it was noisy in the place.

Aaanyway, tomorrow I drive to Louisville and spend two nights there before continuing on to Columbus.

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From:wbwolf
Date:May 12th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
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Be careful with your trip across Kentucky; they've had tornados and flooding in the area.
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From:dessieoctavia
Date:May 12th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)

OT

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Furry-related webcomic.
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From:nefaria
Date:May 12th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
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> but the connection is sloooow for some reason

Probably too much ether in the ethernet, it anesthetized your connection.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:May 12th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
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Best avoid the chloroformnet as well.
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From:rikchik
Date:May 12th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
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That was Obama speaking at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - he told some jokes, and then Wanda Sykes did a pretty funny comedy routine. You can (of course) find video of both online.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:May 12th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
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The next time I'm in that area of DC, I'll see if the Monument looks shorter than before.
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