The day started ugly, but got prettier from there. We started the day in North Texas, where we were greeted with the following sights and associated smells:
As part of my move to San Francisco, Kelly and I are driving my car from Austin back to California this weekend. Over brunch with some friends, we decided this trip was actually a spirit quest. Surprisingly, no alcohol was involved in this decision.
We started the trip today, and I’m writing this post from our hotel room in Lubbock after 7 hours of driving. Today’s trip included many harrowing adventures — massive windmills, trippy dream catchers, and (of course) wrong turns — but we got some great pictures too. So far, this one is our favorite:
The Creeps! has been one of my favorite iPhone games since I downloaded it about 6 months ago. I don’t play iPhone games a lot, but when I do I’m usually playing this one. (Toki Tori is another favorite.) Don’t let the crap website fool you (that’s your website, guys? seriously?) — this is a pretty sweet game. And it has a hidden bonus level.
These guys have, and they make some pretty cool music with it:
I’ve been listening to one of my Pandora stations based on Gravity by Sara Bareilles (who is awesome, by the way) a lot lately. Ingrid Michaelson has been a happy discovery from this station, as has Brooke Fraser. I’d never heard of either of them, but by the power of the Music Genome Project I now have 2 new artists I really like and can listen to them every day. For free.
Pandora is so cool.
Anyway, the point of all this is that On the Radio by Regina Spektor just came on. This song has come on my Pandora before, and I’ve listened to it and liked it, but for whatever reason these lyrics really stopped me tonight as I was working:
A man named Stan Romanek has come forward in Denver, CO claiming that he has captured video of an extraterrestrial being. Specifically, he thought he had a peeping tom, so he just whipped out his camera, set it up, and walked away. Imagine his surprise when he came back and found an alien peeking in his window. You can see the Larry King Live video here.