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Aug 17, 2006

Happy Trails to me...

When you are me, something happens in your head and suddenly you've quit your job and you're about to embark on a mega-vacation with naught but an atlas, a camera, and a dream.

OK, maybe I'm exaggerating a little. It's true, however, that I did quit my job and I'm about to embark on a mega-vacation. In addition to the atlas, camera, and dream however, I'm also bringing clean undies and sunscreen. I burn easily!

Here's a bit of the madness planned on the...

Final Girl World Tour of the Southwestern United States

-Las Vegas
-The Extraterrestrial Highway!
-Death Valley
-Joshua Tree
-Los Angeles
-Tombstone
-Roswell
-Carlsbad Caverns
-The Grand muthafuckin Canyon
-every damn ghost town I can find

...and lots LOTS more. I've never been out that way before, and I'm so excited I can't think about much else. I'm going to be meeting some cyber-friends at long last and doing alot of driving.

When I return I'll have you all over for chablis, crudites, and a slideshow. I'll also have baseball jersey-style tour shirts for the Final Girl World Tour of the Southwestern United States available for purchase with the dates and locations on the back and some snazzy something on the front. Because I'll be unemployed, the shirts will cost $200 each. I expect you all to buy many.

So there you have it, folks. Bright and early tomorrow morning I'm fixin' to get on a plane and head out of town for a lengthy sojourn. I'll be returning around Labor Day and I'll be incommunicado in the interim. Whilst I'm away, I want you all to behave and make me proud. I implore you to check out the sites linked in my sidebar if you haven't already...they all get the FG Stamp of Approval times 50, for whatever that's worth. Just remember who loves you the most.

Here's a little photo parade I've assembled from past entries to entertain you if you forget I'm gone and check back from time to time. I think these sum up Final Girl quite nicely.










Incidentally, I'm really into writing things on my fists right now, so don't be surprised if it becomes a recurring feature.

See you soon...unless I get abducted-n-probed along the ET Highway.

16 comments:

cattleworks said...

Vacation? Cool!
Itinerary sounds great!
Sounds fun! Have a blast!
Just DON'T take the unmarked roads suggested by strange gas station owners...

Chadwick H. Saxelid said...

Have fun!

theron said...

Dude, you just got back from vacation. Color me jealous...

Stacie Ponder said...

Thanks for the well wishes, guys!

No worries, Cattleworks. I've seen waaaay too many horror movies to wander too far from the beaten path! I fully intend to expose Area 51 to the world, however.

Theron...hmm, guess I did! Those were event-driven vacations, like conventions and stuff. This is pure vacation! Maybe I should go stock up on Hawaiian shirts before I split!

SikeChick said...

I'm with theron here. I quit my jobs and all I got was another freaking job. What's up with that? Anyway, have a shot in each location for me, will ya!

Mark said...

How liberating! Have a great time.

theron said...

You're right, sikechick! I quit my job and all I get - if I'm lucky - is another freakin' job. That's not justice...is it?

MIchelle said...

I hope you enjoy your vacation! I am also quitting my job (in one month) but I only get a couple of weeks vacation before I get back to being a student for the first time in 10 years. Eeee!

My road trip will simply be from the bay area to the pacific northwest. I'm still kind of looking forward to it!

Des said...

Ah.. Lugosi Zombie. Memories...

I don't suppose you'll be working on a certain commission during this vacation? ;)

Luckycece said...

I hope to read about your adventures...and any movies you might see, of course...just know that you are appreciated and I expect to hear from you on a regular basis. You have introduced me to so many movies...that alone is so cool! Just don't quit writing!!!

Goose said...

Have a great time. Wish I were going with you.

Kim said...

Give 'em hell at the Grand Canyon--however one would do that...

And have fun.

Love,

Your future wife Kim

Anonymous said...

Godspeed.

Carnacki

theron said...

Ha, abducted and probed...you should be so lucky.

Jason said...

Tombstone can be a good time; hope you dig it.

Stacie Ponder said...

You guys are all far too awesome.

I am home...sunburnt, and home.