I was thinking about shit the last few days -- mostly about how much people suck -- but I realized that one aspect of me (ever since we killed the pushup chart and the cigarette chart) that isn't well reflected here on lifeisaroadtrip.com is my obsession with "the numbers". Forget the whole "truth, lies, statistics" b.s. I'm not trying to simplify the world just cuz I can't comprehend or don't appreciate its complexity. But numbers, simple or not, can provide insight into what we're dealing with.
Anyway, this is what I was thinking yesterday ... when I tell people I'm going on 18 day road trip .. they're generally like "cool, I wish I could go on a road trip, where ya goin'?".
Me: "All over the south. Fort Smith, Arkansas. Mobile, Alabama. Lexington, Kentucky. Places like that."
Them: "Durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Lexington?"
So this is what I've come up with:
If you're in the big red circle, I don't want to ever, ever talk to you. I realize that's not a great Venn diagram, but suck it. What I'm trying to say is, if you only want to visit the "cool" cities (e.g., NY, LA, Miami, Chicago, Vancouver) you're barely travelling. If you haven't already figured it out, travelling is a state of mind, and most of the world's reknowned cities are basically the same place ... the cool shit exists in the margins.
Anyway, I'm gonna go data heavy this trip ... jst cuz.