Monthly Archives: May 2011

And we’re off, almost

It’s been a busy week at The Rental. I did manage to post that a tree fell on the Subaru (for the second time in poor Super Roo’s life). I didn’t manage to post about going to Pull-A-Part to look … Continue reading

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The First Day of the Rest of My Life

The last three nights I’ve slept at a dear friend’s house. Staying at a friend’s house is not really living in a van. Friday they took the furniture. I tried Really Hard to get everything out of The Rental. I … Continue reading

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This is decidedly not an adventure

A friend asked yesterday “Well, how does it feel now that you don’t have stuff to do?” “I’m not there yet” was my reply. Yesterday I learned that I did indeed miss my final appointment with my shrink because of … Continue reading

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Filling a Storage Unit

I started out with a 5×10 storage unit. My house burned down. I didn’t have much stuff. My mom and aunt came to help me get packed. The suggested that I would be an ever-loving fool not to get a … Continue reading

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Geek: The Cr-48 gets needed apps!

You almost certainly don’t care about this, as you almost certainly don’t have a Cr-48. You probably also don’t use rsync and don’t want to. For me, though Todd Vierling is my hero. Not just because he registered duh.org, though … Continue reading

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Walden’s New Name Plate

I thought that Walden’s name should be prominently displayed, and his Westfalia letters after 25 years were getting ragged. I found a Westfalia image online and had a friend use that as a starting place to do a Walden. Here’s … Continue reading

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Even in a van, I still have to schedule

Saturday I finally drove out of Knoxville. No more couch surfing with friend’s whom I am accustomed to seeing frequently. No more trips to the storage unit, Goodwill, and the same hardware store. My first stop was a party in … Continue reading

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Why not to set ambitious travel days

I was going to leave Bell Buckle, TN yesterday, but my friends didn’t leave there until about 4EDT and Marietta, GA was about 4 hours plus a time zone away. I didn’t want to get to Marietta so late, so … Continue reading

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Bardo Farm Fest!

Come visit anytime!  But I think you’d like our Bardo Farm Fest.  FB page is http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=146198452105725#!/event.php?eid=146198452105725 Come for the fest, stay for the company!  We’re dog-friendly, too.  Can’t wait to see you! Like this:Like Loading…

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Ah, Bell Buckle

This one’s a bit out of order since it took me forever to get the pictures posted and whatnot. I’m not sure how the whole week escaped without my finding time to post. Apparently doing nothing takes up a lot … Continue reading

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Oh, Atlanta!

I rolled into my friend D’s driveway at about 6:00. I’d managed to talk to D briefly before my phone battery completely died and he said he was close behind. I found the front door unlocked and walked on in, … Continue reading

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Dunedin, FL

Lovely beach town on the Gulf Coast of Florida Like this:Like Loading…

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A Plague of Locusts

Well, not really. They’re cicadas, which are not locusts at all. It’s 13 year cicada time in Middle Tennessee. I was in Nashville for their last appearance and they were spectacular. You’d come across a tree with thousands of screaming … Continue reading

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Thor eats a catfish

I took some roads less traveled on the way to Pawley’s Island. At some point I decided that I’d not be finding a Rippy Mart to empty my bladder and fill my cup, so I just pulled over. Thor hopped … Continue reading

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In which I make a pen, pick up poop, and sanitize a tank

I was on the phone with E as I approached his house. “Is it the brick one with dark shutters?” I asked. That’s funny because his neighborhood is one of those with fairly strict requirements about how you can decorate. … Continue reading

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My Life on a Plantation

As I approached Pawley’s I phoned and sent a textual message to my hostess, whom I had yet to meet. She didn’t respond to hails. Should I try to figure out something to do in this paradise myself or go … Continue reading

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Knoxville News Sentinel covers our story

A while ago I was approached by a reporter who wanted to do a piece on Thor, Walden, and me for the Knoxville News Sentinel. After a few emails, a trip to the park to meet with a photographer, and … Continue reading

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The Pastry Incident

When I awoke my first full day at Pawley’s I checked email and web site traffic from Walden using my hosts’ wireless connection. I do not know why I am so taken with the stats. I guess I’m still surprised … Continue reading

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port charlotte, fl

i hear its a great place. lots of people very busy! but thats what i love. my bf is from there grew up there and tells me great stories of so many things hes done there. please check it out! … Continue reading

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A Day in The Life

Woke up. Got out of bed. Dragged a comb across my head. No, that’s not it at all. I got up and had and went for a run. After my run and my croissant I looked for a local establishment … Continue reading

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In which I become a motivational speaker

Note: If you are not familiar with the Saturday Night Live skit in which Chris Farley is a motivational speaker who lives in a van down by the river, you must watch it now. If you didn’t click on one … Continue reading

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There was no bathing suit and no beach

After my motivational speaking engagement I had to rectify a serious problem. In culling my wardrobe for life in a van I somehow overlooked the fact that a bathing suit could be a handy thing to have. At the direction … Continue reading

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