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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
2:05 am - night templar
1. What did you do in 2013 that you'd never done before?
travelled to new places

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
less resolute, more crapshoot: job job job job job

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
the duchess <3

4. Did anyone close to you die?
no, thankfully

5. What places did you visit?
countries: cuba (havana), ireland (belfast/galway/dublin), england
cities: calgary, jasper, victoria, sechelt
landscapes: mountains, valleys, rivers, oceans

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
job job job job job

7. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
the calgary flooding in june during sled island

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
money. travelling.

9. What was your biggest failure?
apathy

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
the usual

11. What was the best thing you bought?
plane tickets

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

the feminist resistance

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
everything/everywhere/everyone is terrible

14. Where did most of your money go?
debt. travelling.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
travelling!

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
new mbv

17. Compared to this time last year, are you?
i. happier or hardened? content
ii. thinner or fatter? shapely
iii. richer or poorer? dollar bill$ y'all

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
sex, drugs, rock'n'roll

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
sitting

20. How did you spend Christmas?
drama-free family fun

22. Did you fall in love in 2013?
with new places. my other love remains constant.

23. How many one-night stands?
none. ever. still.

24. What was your favourite TV program?
boardwalk empire / walking dead / game of thrones

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
nope

26. What was the best book you read?
lonely planets

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
lad mags / courtneys

28. What did you want and get?
time. peace.

29. What did you want and not get?
a job in vancouver

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
joss whedon's much ado about nothing

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
i turned 32 surrounded by my best edmonton ladies

32. What's one thing that would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
job job job job job

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
dresses and tights/leggings

34. What kept you sane?
woodford reserve

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
none to speak of

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
the west wing (liberal escapism)

37. Who did you miss?
my girlz

38. Who was the best new person you met?

dublin james

current mood: complacent

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Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
2:06 pm - breaking up with the internet, one social media site at a time
the infrequent and shortlived birdsong of dana d:
grad student, layabout, and ne'er-do-well; defender of the oxford comma; enjoys taking tea.

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current mood: nostalgic

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Thursday, May 9th, 2013
12:31 pm - economicon
my current bank balance is more money than i've ever had in my life. even if i deducted my remaining debt (to the bank of mom and dad), i would still be in the black. this feeling is curious.

since september, i have paid off both my credit card and line of credit - the only money i owe on paper - and i'm down to $5k to my parents, which will be paid by the end of the summer. this means that in a single academic year, i have reduced my debt to zero, and at the age of 32 will owe nothing. i will also own nothing (of value to anyone but myself), but i'm alright with that.

solvency is the only thing that has ever made me feel like a grownup.

current mood: accomplished

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Monday, April 8th, 2013
9:53 pm - plagiarism fatigue
plagiarism paddlin


current mood: tired

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Monday, December 31st, 2012
3:15 pm - year in review
1. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?
got real paid

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
i am tiresomely irresolute

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
miss_deified welcomed eliot into the world

4. Did anyone close to you die?
chadrock's uncle put up a viking-strength fight against a rare and insidious cancer. far too often, cancer is a victorious asshole.

5. What places did you visit?
the usual suspects: seattle and calgary

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
a place of residence

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
august 5: my baby brother got married

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
i'm a real live doctor lady with a PhD

9. What was your biggest failure?
uncertainty

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
astonishingly, not really

11. What was the best thing you bought?
my way out of debt

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
mary chan

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
the patriarchy

14. Where did most of your money go?
paying off debt

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
defending

16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
everything i used to listen to and got to hear live

17. Compared to this time last year, are you?
i. happier or hardened? neither
ii. thinner or fatter? more womanly
iii. richer or poorer? i gots all the monies!

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
sex, drugs, rock'n'roll

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
marking

20. How did you spend Christmas?
overblown family drama

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
more trying than falling

23. How many one-night stands?
none. ever. still.

24. What was your favourite TV program?
the walking dead

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
nope

26. What was the best book you read?
caitlin moran - how to be a woman

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
noh wave

28. What did you want and get?
my PhD

29. What did you want and not get?
a job in vancouver

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
django unchained

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
dinner at culina's, drinks at the garneau. 31.

32. What's one thing that would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
a home

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
dresses / 'jamas

34. What kept you sane?
what is this sanity of which you speak?

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
everyone is terrible

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
the war on women, both literal and figurative

37. Who did you miss?
my nana

38. Who was the best new person you met?
sled island kids


current mood: accomplished

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Thursday, September 27th, 2012
8:52 pm - by the numbers
title: Still Life: Passive Agency in the Gothic Novel

prefatory pages: 5
- title page
- dedication
- abstract
- acknowledgments
- table of contents

pages: 300 (not including prefatory pages)

chapters: 4, plus introduction, works cited, and appendix

Intro) La nature morte: Passivity and Agency in the Gothic Novel
aka: A Sorta Fairytale

1) "I fell into a Fit with my Fright and Terror": Fainting and the Gothic Heroine in Richardson's Pamela
aka: Avec Laudenum

2) "Beauty sleeping in the lap of horror": The Somnolent Heroine in Radcliffe and Lewis
aka: Sleeping with Ghosts

3) "I'll cry myself sick!": Willfull Illness and the Gothic Mode in Brontë's Wuthering Heights
aka: Stay Sick

4) "I will die first!": The Will Towards Death in Richardson's Clarissa
aka: The Rapture

words: 72 916 (80 600 including footnotes)

footnotes: 127

bibliographic entries: 207

dissertation approved: on this day, 27 September 2012, at 2:46pm

now i'm gonna do a little dance, and sing the done song for the very last time:

done! done! done! done! done! done! done! done! done! done! done! done! done! done! done! done!



current mood: ecstatic

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012
1:01 am - d-day
'twas the night before defense,
and all through my brain
the panic was stirring
and causing me a tremendous amount of pain and anxiety, confusion and self-doubt ...

i don't want to do it; i just want it to be over.

i've got this, but when it's over, i've precious little left.
i've never not been a student, and have no idea what to do or how to identify elsewise.

not that kind of doctor.

end of the line, kiddo. off you get.

current mood: panicky

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Sunday, April 8th, 2012
10:27 pm - decades
today marks my 10-year LJ anniversary.

anything i'd have to say about that would be more of the same: booze, books, boys (not necessarily in that order).

LJ, i commemorate thee with a can of coke, poured atop easter wine and a couple of side cars on a base of schwartzies and fakemeats. family dinners remain the same, as do the tasks at hand.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011
5:48 pm - winter of the malcontent
1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
roadtripped from northwest to southeast corners of the continental US

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
ish. drink more water; floss.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
no. this might be the last year i can answer thus.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
thankfully, no.

5. What places did you visit?
washington, oregon, california, arizona, new mexico, texas, louisiana, mississippi, tennessee, north carolina, south carolina, georgia, florida

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
a PhD

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
april 29, curled up with my nana's afghan and fortnum & mason's royal blend

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
i moved home to vancouver

9. What was your biggest failure?
i did precious little else

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
the usual consumption

11. What was the best thing you bought?
renting laetitia, the cherry red chevy aveo

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
those who fought for freedom from oppressive dictatorships

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
everyone else's apathy

14. Where did most of your money go?
what money?

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
roadtrippin'

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?
M83 - midnight city

17. Compared to this time last year, are you?
i. happier or hardened? tired
ii. thinner or fatter? i seem to gain and lose the same 5 lbs
iii. richer or poorer? i cancelled that gold card because of its exorbitant annual fee

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
work. all kinds.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
felt frustrated and anxious

20. How did you spend Christmas?
with my family, including a soon-to-be-sister-in-law

22. Did you fall in love in 2011?
maybe a little

23. How many one-night stands?
none. ever. still.
i think my roommate more than compensates for my lack.

24. What was your favourite TV program?
boardwalk empire

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
evidently i still seethe

26. What was the best book you read?
just reading for fun again is the best

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
i unearthed a lot of older artists and genres as well as discovering new ones

28. What did you want and get?
vancouver residency

29. What did you want and not get?
real paid

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
chillerama

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
i bid good riddance to my twenties in the depths of tennessee with bourbon, some good ol' boys, and the arcade fire

32. What's one thing that would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
finishing my fucking dissertation

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
pajama pants *sigh*

34. What kept you sane?
very little

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
cowardice, greed, and hypocrisy are hardly worthy of fancy

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
occupy everything

37. Who did you miss?
my nana

38. Who was the best new person you met?

reconnection with past persons

current mood: complacent

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011
3:20 am - letter to elise
sometimes i worry that instead of learning and growing (up) and getting my shit together, i will instead turn into a cat lady, minus the cats. get off my lawn, but to everyone about everything. and/or sleeping alone will turn into drinking alone will turn into going to movies and eating in restaurants alone will turn me into an Emily Dickinson shut-in, minus the poetry. or worse, with the poetry.

i will be the old woman whose cupboards are full of immaculately organised, well-labelled, high-end, unused spices (instead of being bare), or the other old woman who lived in a shoe and had so many children she didn't know what to do, where shoe = head and children = books. or cats. but let's be real here: futurecats are for futurehouse, and futuredaisy might be a fictional character in a nonexistent fairytale.

but srsly, why are there so many nursery rhymes about sad old women? and why can't i be the queen in the garden eating bread and honey?

i need my king to come take care of me. i'm bad at it. not the douchebag in the counting house with the piles of money, mind you - just a blackbird singing in the dead of night.

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Monday, August 22nd, 2011
11:06 am - viva la resistance
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world."

Thank you, Mr Layton. dream peaceful.

current mood: sad

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
12:11 pm - stats and specs
trip duration: 30 nights

states visited: 13

odo start: 10 338 miles
odo end: 16 985 miles

distance travelled: 6647 miles (10 697 km)

gas expenditure: apx $800

flat tires: 1

burritos consumed: 15

and so endeth doom and daisy's roadtrippin' adventure <3

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Monday, June 20th, 2011
1:13 pm - florida
detour: the fountain of youth (St Augustine, FL)
turns out the magical elixir containing the secret to eternal youth is overpriced. go figure.

Miami:
we hate it here. the people are cranky and impatient, the beaches private (and invisible from the highways), the food expensive, and the aesthetic nascar tacky. it's california gone very very wrong, and the whole state feels backwards. according to all reasonable laws of science and the universe, the sun sets into the ocean; it does not rise from it. but the sun also rising was kinda the point: the only thing we had any desire to do in miami was drive to key west to check out ernest hemingway's house. it's populated by several generations of six-toed cats, and his second wife replaced all the ceiling fans with chandeliers from her extensive collection. every room is decorated with pictures of hemingway with something he's killed. our tour guide was rad and opened the iron gates to the study so we could sit at the man's typewriter. now that he has inspired my fingertips, i will either finish my dissertation or stick a shotgun in my mouth. it's time to go home.

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Sunday, June 19th, 2011
12:11 am - georgia
Savannah:
the historic south is ungodly warm, stupidly humid, and exorbitantly overpriced. thus, in an effort to conserve our dwindling funds, we brave the southern climes and camp at skidaway island state park. the park is filled with those insane swamp oak trees draped in moss, and i'm in arboreal heaven until discovering that those trees are filled with 13-year cicadas and we don't sleep for two nights. from dusk 'til dawn the forest air vibrated with insects, birds, and other less identifiable creepycrawlies. but during the day we played with squirrels, raccoons, giant spiders, small lizards, and two adorable wild box turtles, which totally made up for the uncomfortably large beetles and moths that came out at night.
the city itself is filled with the same trees, but thankfully isn't similarly plagued. savannah's squares divide the historical district into distinct neighbourhood parks, each centred around a fountain or statue and surrounded by lowland-styled gardens. we spend the afternoon at the owens-thomas house and flannery o'connor's childhood home before driving out to tybee island beach to dip our toes in the atlantic ocean. doom ate more bbq; i once again resigned myself to side dishes.

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Saturday, June 18th, 2011
10:30 pm - the carolinas
detour: the world's largest 10 commandments (Murphy, NC)
the creep factor at the fields of the wood bible park was akin to that of the center of the world, but fuelled with the fire and brimstone of religious fervour. the ten commandments are emblazoned across a steep slope, atop which sits the world's largest testament. the park also includes a replica of jesus' tomb, a stairway lined with psalms dedicated by state factions of the church of god, and a worship pavilion heaped with broken pews and other religious ephemera. and like the center of the world, it was completely deserted save for a lone watchman at the top of the mount. we didn't stick around to find out whether the faithless would be smote down by a cranky god or his fanatic followers.

Asheville, NC:
we had no particular reason for staying in asheville except for it being conveniently located between bonnaroo and charleston, but it was such a rad little town i wish we'd spent more than one night. equal parts austin, portland, and southern comfort, asheville is a fun mix of quaint, cool, and confederate with no visible downsides. we spent a while exploring malaprops books, ate a sustainable lunch at early girl, drank some local brews, and enjoyed wandering the streets lined with independent businesses and crazy antique shoppes. eventually i'll find an excuse to return.

Charleston, SC:
the old south is all kinds of lovely, even in disrepair. as you walk south through the historic district, the houses become so absurdly beautiful it seems ridiculous that people actually live in them (though an uncomfortable number are listed by sotheby's, as even the south's oldest money suffered from the economic downturn). we visited the nathaniel russell and aiken-rhett houses, both of which preserve their regency/federal décor, from cantilevered staircases to slave quarters. we also backtracked out of town a ways to check out the boone plantation, the oldest american plantation still in operation. much of the slave architecture remains, and a local gullah (derived from angola) woman gave a rather moving performance detailing slave history and culture in the lowlands. by this time i've given up on burritos and given in to doom's desire for southern bbq; i eat grits for the first (and last) time.

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
5:23 pm - tennessee: part 2
burrito the fourteenth:
after a long hike from nashville into manchester for bonnaroo supplies, we enjoy a last supper at the only mexican restaurant in what passes for "town." best burrito this side of texas.

Bonnaroo:
bonnaroo was never part of the original roadtrip plan, but when the various summer music festivals were announced, bonnaroo was scheduled right around the time we'd be in tennessee, and just happened to fall on the weekend of my thirtieth birthday. the lineup was good enough to shell out for tickets, and i figured it would be a fun way to bid good riddance to my twenties. wtf was i thinking? thirtieth birthday aside, i am way too old to spend 5 days camping with 80 000 hippies in the middle of a 100F degree dustbowl. no showers, jiffy johns baking in the sun, and a wasteland of human filth and filthy humans proved too much for me. if we hadn't had the good fortune to camp next to a rad group of southerners, i might've given in to the dirt and heat and sweat and disdain. instead, we made friends with some smart, sassy, good ol' boys whose generosity knew no bounds. so while best coast, the arcade fire, buffalo springfield, and the strokes proved a good soundtrack, the real fun was shooting bourbon and shit like the war of northern aggression. railing adderall with the hipsters behind us was just icing on my drunk-ass thirtieth birthday cake.

burrito the fifteenth:
tofu burrito from the taco bus at the food cart oasis. it's the only real meal we ate during the festival, and was thus tastier than it had any right to be. the grilled tofu was nicely marinated though.

rather than endure another night caked in sweat and sunblock, we escaped widespread panic and drove south to chattanooga in search of a shower, then made for the state line through deliverance country. my fear of backwater mountain people rivals doom's of texan inbreds, and based on the moonshine shacks that dot the highway through the smoky mountains, it is not unfounded. one even had a sign offering up free kittens. *shudder*

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Monday, June 13th, 2011
9:39 am - tennessee: part 1
burrito the twelfth:
taco bell 7 layers, not so much because i was seeking a burrito, but because it was the only vegetarian option in smalltown mississippi, which runs on fried chicken. poor life choice. i am cured of the fast food burrito - they just don't compare.

Memphis:
dear middle-aged white lady at the next table: you make white-lady chair dancing and knowing all the words to "word up" and "play that funky music" a future worth aspiring to. i hope the next two decades are just as kind to me.
this shit is like disneyland for old people! there is so much history and culture here, but it's all bound up in glitzy hilarity and covered in booze. beale street is what bourbon street should be: live music and beers aplenty, only the average age is 20 years older and way more chill. doom ate the best fried chicken of his life, and has been lapsing in and out of a pleasure coma ever since. the civil rights museum was astounding, overwhelming, and very very humbling. paid tribute to my dad at the gibson guitar factory, then went on a musical history tour of sun records, stax records, and graceland - all meccas in their own right. graceland might be the greatest place on earth. acquired an irreparably flat tire on the way out of town, but otherwise laetitia's done us proud.

Nashville:
music city USA is much like memphis, but all country. it felt like whiter version of the same world, especially because we arrived right in time for the CMA festival. perhaps this is where cracker barrel acquired its name? met up with a friend from edmonton, who greeted us with the spiciest fried catfish known to humankind. saw fireflies for the first time and danced with them like a child. downed some local brews, hit third man records, then back on the road to bonnaroo.

burrito the thirteenth:
a breakfast huevos rancheros burrito from a killer coffee shop called fido in nashville's u district.

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Sunday, June 5th, 2011
5:10 pm - louisiana
New Orleans:
i'm pretty sure the big easy earned its nickname from its affect on the eyes. new orleans - the french quarter, more specifically - is one of the most beautiful cities i've ever scene. french, colonial, and spanish architectural fusion, courtyards full of swampy trees and southern flowers, and intricately cast and wrought iron balconies nearly made me weep when, each night, they filled with the debris tossed carelessly aside by drunk tourists and the largest concentrated off-campus population of Delta Betas i've had the misfortune to wade through. bourbon street is a mess of strip clubs and tourist traps, and the surrounding district has lost much of its culture, but there are traces of jazz that waft through the stench and din, and the "poets for hire" on frenchmen street recall the city's rich literary history. the pharmacy and voodoo museums kept us cool in the overwhelming afternoon heat, and we abandoned burritos to feast on po' boys, rémoulade, and other créole deliciousness.

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011
3:35 am - texas: part 2
Austin:
more like Au-some! everything about this town is rad. it's a city made of things i like, and they're all readily available in multiple forms in every neighbourhood, often 24 hours a day. like portland, austin knows how hip it is, and the "keep austin weird" front is very dedicated to ensuring it stays that way. heat notwithstanding, this is the coolest city in america.

burrito the tenth:
props to the freebirds dude who hates cilantro for making a delicious veggie burrito that made me break a sweat! the spicy, meatless, cilantro-free trifecta is a difficult combination, but i found it here.

detour: texas chainsaw massacre
the house from the movie was uprooted from its original location just outside of austin and moved to the middle of nowhere, where it operates as a the junction house restaurant. we happily make the drive, and are pleased to discover that though the main floor's victorian rail station theme appeals to the old people who eat there, the second floor has a shrine to its less palatable history. the current owners are big nerds, and have dedicated the upper rooms to various movie paraphernalia. they also named their son anakin. en route we stop at the bagdad cemetary, site of the graveyard scenes from the film, and the gas station, which is now the abandoned "bilbo's texas landmark." so creepy.

and not only is austin the heart of chainsaw country, it's in the middle of bat country too! we set out just before dusk to watch the world's largest bat colony come out to play for the night. over a million little happy flappies emerged from the crevices under the bridge to consume over 3000 lbs of insects. tried to see a midnight screening of shoot, a 1970s screwball film from canada, but though we arrived a full hour early, it was already sold out! we were disappointed obvs, but you gotta respect a town that can sell out a midnight showing of a canucksploitation film on a wednesday. we console ourselves with the midnight premiere of x-men instead. the drafthouse serves booze and a full menu of delicious food, making it the best theatre ever. we also had pre-film beers at the ridiculous hi-ball bar, which featured gold lamé chairs, red velvet curtains, a country cover band, karaoke rooms, and several bowling lanes.

burrito the eleventh:
turns out freebirds is a chain, but so is everything else in and around houston so i happily return for a quick lunch on the road to new orleans.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
10:26 pm - texas: part 1
the former frontierland of western texas is part of the same wretched, desolate dustbowl as the states preceding it. the speed limit east on the I-10 out of el paso is an unprecedented 80 mph - presumably because everyone is trying to get the hell out - but there's no reprieve for hundreds of miles, just a barren wasteland punctuated by terrifying towns recently ghosted. the tiny towns en route from el paso to dallas are a lot like Bowie (AZ), but by now we're more careful of where we seek gas. this is chainsaw country, after all.

detour: the Prada Marfa storefront (Valentine, TX)
Prada Marfa is an art installation by elmgreen and dragset, situated against a desert backdrop just north of the middle of nowhere on the side of highway 90. the storefront holds an unchanging collection of Prada shoes and handbags circa 2005, like a couture version of the Lido before its mystery was unravelled. i think it's amazing, but i guess the locals disagree - in addition to a lot of shitty graffiti, there's a bullet hole above the glass door.

Dallas:
driving through the heart of texas was intense - like playing a wipeout XL edition of the rainbow track in mario kart, but less fun. i don't look forward to my future nightmares of trying to navigate the spaghetti bowl of multi-level criss-crossing highways that encircles the city. fortunately our only objective in dallas was to check out the sixth floor museum and JFK memorial. the museum has a really interesting exhibit of JFK's brief presidency and the events immediately prior to and following the assassination, though it tows the party line pretty hard. it presents the main points of controversy fairly enough, but one gets the impression that the warren commission is at the top of the donor list. the museum also upholds the popular reverence of the kennedys, and was very respectful in its representation of his death (ie: the video footage stops short of jackie trying to put his brains back in, but includes ruby's murder of lee harvey oswald in full). still, the narrative it constructs is compelling. the memorial is a giant concrete cube. it was supposed to be marble, but dallas cheaped out.

detour: the Dr Pepper Museum (Waco, TX)
turns out that david karesh and the branch davidians aren't waco's only claim to fame; it is also the birthplace of the jägermeister of soda! back in the day, dr pepper was just called a waco, cuz that was the only place you could get it. it was originally blended by an apothecary as a stomach tonic, but rose to popularity through the shrewd talents and american values of one of its early delivery men. the museum is quaint and cute, and serves the original recipe from an old-school fountain.

burrito the ninth:
we rolled into austin around suppertime, and were too hungry and hot to venture far from our hotel. we ate at güero's mostly because of beck, and i should've inferred from the name that it would disappoint. though the menu was extensive, it catered to white people palates, and tex-mex is already super bland. i've taken to carrying that LA bottle of hotsauce in my handbag.

aside: i'm sad to be missing hockey.

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