Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I am a book agent. My boss is my golden ticket. Without her I don’t have a future, the traveling would stop, I would lose my salary (which I will address later), I wouldn’t have any food, pretty much my entire livelihood would be destroyed. That is at least for the next few weeks. She realizes she has this power over me and occasionally threatens to fire me! Many times, she will do this in the audience of acquaintances.
When she does this, I am forced to offer a rebuttal (which I hate to do), I reminder her, that without me, her personal accountant disappears, her driver stops driving, and her book agent walks! Game over, Emily Star Wilkens! Her response usually goes something like this, “does African Rice Heart mean anything to you!?!”
She pays me in the form of avocado melt sandwich’s and today beaches! Last week it was the Atlantic, this week it is the Pacific. We are in Mexico and it is beautiful!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Great American Southwest, you defy me!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Our forefathers moved west with the hope of achieving Manifest Destiny. Today we moved east with same spirit. To reach the Atlantic Seaboard, we had to sacrifice (most certainly not as much as our forefathers did) but it still was a sacrifice! We diverted eight hours from our scheduled path to make Savannah, Georgia our most eastern terminus. Calculated into CD time, that is at least 11 CDs. We like to play the same mix over and over and over again. That is a lot of the same songs when you are driving from sea to shining sea!
“Soul nourishing” is what Ansley Howe promised.
Beds with clean sheets were prepared.
Brand new bathing towels were laid out (I don’t even think Ansley had used them yet).
Options for the evening included:
Walking around the neighborhood (Usher, Ben Affleck, & the Governor of Georgia all live in her hood)
Playing with babies
When coming up with the menu for supper, Ansley asked if there were any request?
Emily, said “basil?”
Her reply was: Soup with basil? Basil grill cheese? Fresh bean salad with basil?
Ansley, rolled the red carpet out for us! Thank you!
Maybe, Atlanta isn’t so dirty, after all?
Monday, March 14, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
There is some days that Emily will burst out, “ I feel crazy!”
Occasionally, she wears the same outfit, back to back. When she does this, there is a high chance it is going to be a crazy clothes combo i.e. pajama pants, striped bright orange shirt, hot pink shoes, and winter hat, (which she tells me smelt like an old lady when she got it at a thrift store). On most days she doesn’t wear socks with her shoes. One day, on the road she had an urge to go running. We stopped. She put her tights on and then went jogging along side of the road! She is out-of-con-trol!!!
Yesterday, as I walked to the cafeteria at Southern, it hit me; I too am out of- control! Emily has influenced. There I was wearing no socks with my shoes. I had my swimming trunks on, my eyes red from the chorine in the pool. My mane untrimmed, like I was trying to grow a mullet (maybe I should grow one?). If we stay in a place longer then a few days, they may notice me re-wearing my unwashed clothes too. And today I fell asleep in the Southern library.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
LINCOLN- Oklahoma City -
Newbury Park-Pismo Beach-PORTLAND-
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Jonsi is on repeat and the Missouri countryside comes to life!
Emily texts, “We have the windows down. The wind is like candy! Tastes so good!!!!”
Taylor replies, “ Are you guys doing crack!?!”
Everyday, Everywhere, People Are So ALIVE!