I mentally weigh the cost of traveling against my free-floating economic anxiety multiplied by the square root of how much I have to pay in taxes divided by whether or not I think the world ends in 2012. It's hard to say where the math ends up.
I bought some new barbecue sauce the other day. Other people have exciting lives where they take expensive vacations to faraway lands and swim with dolphins and meet millionaire movie stars... I get excited by spending a quiet evening at home, trying new kinds of barbecue sauce. What can I say. It's cheaper than plane tickets.
In my scientific reasoning brain, the one I use for making up statistics and also fooling people into thinking I am smart, I have surmised from my serious research of the topic that 97.3% of the population of Earth is collectively disgruntled and we need a vacation.
With the blizzard we hit in Oregon, the slush/hail/lightning storm in Idaho and the construction in Utah, we managed to turn our usual 14-hour drive into a fun-filled 16-hour adventure of vomit, disease and ear pain.
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