Homer's Travels: Upcoming Stuff ... Cool ... Bizarre ... Cheeseball!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Upcoming Stuff ... Cool ... Bizarre ... Cheeseball!

The past month or so has been bereft of cool stuff to do. After the previous six month full of cool roadtrips and exploring new places, January felt like a slow stumble across the Mojave. Things are starting to look up though. Along with the hikes that I am starting to do (See here, here, here, and here), we have a couple of roadtrips set up for Presidents Day weekend and a tickets to a show scheduled for when the Matron-of-Honor and the Alter Boy visit.

First the roadtrips. One of the trips will be a continuation of our Mission mission with a visit to the three missions located south of here. We will be driving to San Diego, possibly visiting with friends there (time permitting) before we hit the Mission San Diego, Mission San Luis Rey, and Mission San Juan Capistrano. The second roadtrip is a little bizarre and I am going to keep it under wraps until I'm ready to post about it. It's going to be a long one - over 10 hours on the road - we will attempt to hit two potentially cool, definitely bizarre, and with a high probability of being the most cheeseball places we have ever visited intentionally. This, of course, is perfect for the me since cool, bizarre, and cheeseball are some of my favorite descriptors. Well, actually cool, bizarre, and weird are my favorites but cheeseball ranks a close fourth when accompanied by cool. I'm sure the wife agrees. The "J" has signed up for both trips meaning that the conversation in the car will be delightful and the time will pass by with a whoosh.

Now the tickets. The Matron-of-Honor and her son, the Altar Boy (The wife suggested this nickname - talk to her. Oh yeah, later this year it will be Mr. and Mrs. Altar Boy - Congrats!), will be visiting in March and I have scored 4 tickets to Royce Hall down in UCLA for a live taping of This American Life. How cool is that! I've been hooked for a while and I've been trying to listen to at lease one episode a week (I managed two today) and I got the wife hooked as well. I have burned copies of episodes on a CD so she could listen at school during her prep. period. They will be recording a show and they will be screening a preview of the new This American Life television show.

I hope these events will restart our trips. It also helps that we are both healthy again.


  1. Holy cow! You scored us This American Life tickets? Ira Glass is my hero...thanks! We're looking forward to seeing youse guys!

  2. We can't wait for youse guys to get here. I hear there may be a reception when you can actually meet Ira Glass.

  3. You da man! thanks for scoring the tickets. Best man is so jealous. Tickets sold out here before they even went on sale. Can't wait to see youse guys too.
    Matron of Honor