Thursday, October 8, 2009

Jiggety Jig

My last few days in Boston, Radix was kind enough to let me stay at his place. This freed up some money to go and check out some museums, or try some famous Boston seafood. Perhaps take a day trip out to Salem, or check out the aquarium. Obviously we played video games and ate at diners instead. It was good fun, so I stand by the decision. And they were incredibly traditional American diners with kawfee, surly waitresses and everything.

After a few days of living the electrohobo lifestyle, it was home time. I took off from Boston near dusk, flew into LA in the dark and took off for Melbourne in the dark. Somewhere around 1am the baby a few rows back finally shut the hell up. Thankfully the lack of leg room and background white noise persisted, otherwise I might have got some rest.

The sun finally caught up with us after about twelve hours. I wasn't asleep, nor had I been at any point, so I took a picture.
Then I ate some oatmeal applesauce cookies. This is the kind of thing that passes for fun on a long haul flight. Luckily, and somewhat surprisingly, my iPod actually managed to get through the entire set of flights without running out of batteries, so I had a soundtrack for my slow spiral into fatigued insensibility. Once in Australia, a helpful Jetstar lady got me on an earlier flight and before I knew it I was back in Hobart. Thus, in a haze of exhaustion, ended my trip.

So that's about all for my travel posts, unless I get some repressed memory thing going on later in the year. From now on it'll be back to regular life, which is less likely to involve Swedish pornography, the Mona Lisa, or Polish squatters. Probably.

Finally, my top five most played albums while travelling, for those who want to be just like me:
  1. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
  2. The Black Keys - Thickfreakness
  3. Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
  4. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
  5. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

3 comments:

  1. welcome back bice..like 1 of your choices of music...black keys i have that album myself :-)

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  2. Glad you enjoyed Boston & glad you got home safely.

    Out of curiosity, was one of those diners Rosebuds?

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  3. Yes indeed. They serve a hypertraditional breakfast there, which got me going for the flight home.

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