We took a "little" (15 hour) road trip to visit my friend, Jen. In the spirit of the good old days, I made a mix CD for the trip and left it with Jen as a late birthday present.
The best mix CD's I own were made my Jen's sister, Cathy. Growing up, I pretty much thought the sun rose and set on Cathy's coolness. If Cathy told me to listen to a song I complied immediately. I was channeling Cathy while making my own mix since she was/is the coolest person Jen and I knew/know. Here's what I came up with. I hope you approve, Cathy.
Let My Love Open the Door/ Pete Townshend
Clap Clap/ Goldspot
Run/ Vampire Weekend
Gotta Have You/ The Weepies
Modern Nature/ Sondre Lerche
Vegetable Car/ Joshua Radin
All the Pretty Girls/ Fun.
Sweet Disposition/ The Temper Trap
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?/ She & Him
Come Thou Font of Every Blessing/ Sufjan Stevens
Horchata/ Vampire Weekend
Only You/ Yaz
Three Little Birds/ Elizabeth Mitchell
No Sissies/ Hawksley Workman
Maps/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Nothing Better/ The Postal Service
Lynette, I Love You/ Drew Danburry
and now, for a story...
Why N8tr0n is the best road trip partner:
N8tr0n came back to the car after a quick stop at the gas station bearing provisions. "Snackies," as Z-cakes likes to call them. He brightly asked me which bag of mixed cheese flavored Cheez-it crackers I wanted.
I made a barf face.
N8tr0n gently rolled his eyes and opened up a bag, undeterred. He offered a few crackers to me and since I was sleepy and wanted a distraction, (and because they actually smelled pretty good) I accepted.
"Dang. These are really good!"
And he didn't even say "I told you so."
Happy Monday everyone!
P.S. Don't forget today is the 12th! Are you taking pictures?