Crossed the deserts bare, man.

Today’s theme: road tripping (why yes, I have just the Pinterest board for that).

After conquering all the cities in Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Jump On It” (except those in Florida…but whatev), I’m moving on to a new one: “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Johnny Cash. I’ve visited a good number of these towns (thanks, drum corps!), but still have a lot to go…new goal?? The ones I’ve been to are bolded:

I was totin’ my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road,
When along came a semi with a high an’ canvas-covered load.
“If you’re goin’ to Winnemucca, Mack, with me you can ride.”
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside.
He asked me if I’d seen a road with so much dust and sand.
And I said, “Listen, I’ve traveled every road in this here land!”
I’ve been everywhere, man.
I’ve been everywhere, man.
Crossed the deserts bare, man.
I’ve breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I’ve had my share, man.
I’ve been everywhere.
I’ve been to:
Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I’m a killer.
I’ve been to:
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee to Tennesse Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete’s sake.
I’ve been to:
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.
I’ve been to:
Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,
Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.

Yes, it’s a crime that I haven’t been to Catalina and I grew up closer to it than almost everyone. Also, at the end of the year I’ll be able to cross off Costa Rica as well. :) Tropical Christmas FTW!

Sunday morning with the Beatles

Reason #1238572093 why I love weekends: waking up at 7:30am and having nothing better to do than to browse tumblrs and watch Beatles videos on YouTube.

Some vids that have made me happy this morning:

+ Love Me Do – Awwww, look at them! BABIES!
+ And Your Bird Can Sing (outtake version) – There are lots of videos of this version, but this one has the cutest pictures. :)
+ The electric piano solo on Get Back. I just got some new keys (this) and I can’t wait to start re-learning all my favorite songs on it.

I’ll resume my video-watching now (or maybe go play piano WHO KNOWS it’s the weekend), but I’ll leave you with some cool pictures I’ve had saved in a folder for about 3 months: