Friday, February 15, 2008

the most insane anti-something website ever

seriously? what kind of freaks of nature hate cilantro???

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Smootdate: many months later.

A preview of the forthcoming honeymoon book:

the cover piece


smoot zero

Please get us the hell out of texas

Sunday, October 7, 2007

six million smoots later

we are back in boston! and our cats are happy
to see us again, well, mine at least. stacked up
mail awaits and a full day back at work tomorrow
cuts down the recovery time....but glad to be home.

ride home from roanoke (pronounced ro-a-no-kay,
meaning: "the good land" [not really]). virginia was
for lovers as it was the sexiest state yet. sexy in that
it wasn't texas, which is my new basis for whether
or not something is sexy. i call is the the "sexy texy"
test. more later once details are finalized.

a quick foray into west virginia and all of twelve
or so miles of maryland. then it was to dutch country
where we stopped in on the world's worst mall in
chambersburg, pa. sorry to all chambersburgians,
but seriously guys, get a food court (or anything).
worst mall ever. drove up a bit longer and found
a red robbin burger joint (tasty!). back on the road
though the scenic hills of northeast penn and west
new york. great sunset views and hazy hillsides.
too lazy and road haggard to take pictures....

drive through connecticut was marred by road
construction and lane changes. rolled through
hartford. HARTFORD! with classic rock tunes
blaring. final stretch was spent watching state
troopers cycling through traffic and issuing
citations. some highlights:

    a car with no windows. NONE.
    a beat up montana camper.
    a car with very fake, and very dangly plates.

on a side note, i noticed that people below
the mason dixon line don't signal when turning
or changing lanes. also, people with campers
or trailers are considered the lowest rung
on the interstate totem pole. this is a fact.

with that our smoot troupe has ended. top three
highlights for me [carl] in order of awesomeness:

    grand canyon
    end of an ear records in austin tx
    twin peaks town in north bend wa.

we'd also like to thank everyone who
we either hung out with (leah and matt in
austin) or let is crash on their floor
(heather in seattle). also thanks to
everyone who put up with our reckless
driving and lack of hotel manners.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Roanoke Virginia. lost the smoot count

but we are exactly 1 134 805.97 smoots away from Austin, Texas, in a hotel in Salem, Va that positively reeks of rose scented something. This is turning out to be the most uninteresting blog ever.

we passed through both Memphis and Nashville without stopping.

we are almost at 6 million smoots!

Friday, October 5, 2007

we are out of texas!

but we're in arkansas. a smaller version of northern texas. out of the frying pan and into the fire, i guess.

our return home will take us through Memphis, Nashville, and the beautiful, ever under construction, Pennsylvania turnpike.

The highlight of today was an encounter with a bird with the most annoying call i have ever heard in my life: a common grackle

I kind of loved them.

we also found a poor lost dog at a rest stop, but it was too late to do anything about it except give her our leftovers and post a craigslist ad. she was such a sweet little thing, but scared of everything.

leaving Austin

It's now time to make our way home.

We had a fairly fabulous time in Austin, visiting an old friend of mine from high school, and a friend of mine from Boston who moved here to open an adorable vintage clothing store.

Mostly I shopped. Shocking.

However, I am really impressed with the quality of yard plants in Austin. Cacti are great, especially when they are replacing manicured evergreen shrubs.

Thursday, October 4, 2007