Even without Spielberg...still creepy.
For the first time on the trip, I am met with audible amusement when I ask about the presence of a TV. I can almost hear Bill laughing at me from his couch.
On this stop, the first hour is standard procedure:
1. Purchase hot dogs and expensive-but-essential souvenir refrigerator magnet from the combination gift shop-grocery store.
2. Set up tent.
3. Remove sleeping bags, perishables, and used fast food containers from minivan.
Then for the real
fun – testing the campground’s WiFi.
At a picnic table beneath the shadow of the massive volcanic neck, I hunch and sweat over my laptop screen like a radio technician during the climax of a submarine movie, Googling countless variations of the term free online TV
. For my effort, I am rewarded with grainy video of a sweaty Pau Gasol walking off the TD Garden floor at the end of the first half. After three seconds, the video freezes, then disappears soon after. I suppose I should be grateful for my ephemeral success – I am now armed with the invaluable knowledge that Pau Gasol gets shiny and wet when he plays basketball.
Online radio it is.The sole advantage of online radio:
not having to look at this homely mug.
Links: Travelling: Intro / Book Jacket
, Chapter 1: Cribbagegate
, Chapter 2: Two e-mails
, Chapter 3: Pattern
, Chapter 4: Shattered
, Chapter 5: Hilarious Pee
, Chapter 6: Suicide
, Chapter 7/8: Coaching High school, Shark attacks and appetizers
, Chapter 9: June
, Chapter 10: 18 and oh no
, Chapter 11: DNA
, Chapter 12: Peanut Butter Sandwiches
, Chapter 13: Tom Brady and the McGuffin
, Chapter 14: Game 1
, Chapter 15: Who the H is John Havlicek?
, Chapters 16 - 17
, Chapter 18: Game 2: Great White
, Chapter 19: Pickle
, Chapter 20: Marty McFly
, Chapter 21 / 22: standard deviation, all the pretty flowers
, Chapter 23: Game 3: Black Hills
, Chapter 24: Twister
, Chapter 25: Game 4
, Chapter 26: Patriotic Agony
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