Last weekend I drove from MD to NJ. Not a long journey but long enough to make me remember to post a couple thoughts I had while driving:
- One of the differences between this part of the country and Louisiana is the bumper stickers. Two that I saw that highlight the political swing as you head north are: "You're either with Bush or you have a brain" and "Regime change starts at home."
- It's cliche to say it but I really miss the fall season. People who have negative perceptions of the NJ Turnpike have never driven up this road during the fall with yellow leaves swirling around their car like snowflakes. It was awesome.
- I don't listen to NPR nearly enough.
- I picked up the new Neko Case album (Fox Confessor Brings the Flood) when I was in MD because I was lacking some music to listen to. It is pretty good. Different than most music I would listen to...but it may just remind me of that drive up the turnpike every time I listen to it. Classified on one amazon review as "country noir."