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Surviving a Road Trip (by yourself!)

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Recently, I went on a cross country road trip by myself. The first time I went, I nearly went insane! The second time, however, I did some research and asking around on ways to make it better. Sure, road trips with friends are amazing I’m not going to deny that at all. But, something can be said about hitting the open road by yourself to. A chance to clear your head, live by your own time-clock, and have a good ole adventure! Although, if you go about it the wrong way, you will go insane. Well, I’m here to help.

1. Make a few playlists before you go. Put some rock, rap, Arabian folk music,  or whatever weird stuff you’re in to! Its your trip, and no one is there to judge you on your messed up listening habits.

2. Mix it up a bit! A person will go crazy listening to that much music and nothing but music. Try some stand up comedy and get a good laugh. Find a book you have been wanting to read and throw that in your tape deck (or on your phone if you are under 70). Podcast’s work too, they are a great way to fill time, and if you find the right ones, a lot of fun! My personal favorites are Ear Biscuits, Dear Hank and John, and The Cracked Podcast’s.

3. Don’t look at it as a whole. Break your trip up into chunks! Find a spot on the map, maybe a few hours out, and look forward to that. If you are counting down twenty hours, it seems like FOREVER. If you count down four hours until you get to sit down for a meal and stretch your legs it won’t seem so bad.

4. Pack snacks! Pack whatever your heart desires. Beef jerky, gummy bears, bagel bites, or even anchovies. It’s your trip!

5. Even though you have snacks, stop for food or coffee whenever you want. A twenty-two hour trip isn’t much different than a twenty hour trip. Plus, having a break from the freeway is always nice!

6. Talk to people. Get a blu-tooth of course, but make sure to talk to people. Call your mom, your best friend, or that collection agency that you have been dodging for months. It’s nice to have some time to yourself, but talking to people really makes the time go by quicker.

7. Talk to yourself! You are going to go crazy either way, Embrace it! Sing at the top of your lungs. It’s a long, long drive, and you are going to have to get comfortable with yourself.

 

 

 

 

Vacation trailer review

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I watch a lot of trailers, obviously. Sometimes I am a little off on my initial judgement (Aloha), but I am usually right on the money when it comes to figuring out if something is funny… I have not a single damn clue if this will be extremely funny, or extremely stupid. So you know what is most likely? It will be extremely stupid funny. Vacation follows Rusty Griswold, son of Clark Griswold who decides to reinvent his childhood vacation for his family. This is just full to the rim with dick/vagina jokes, fart jokes, sex jokes, and so much other cheesy stupid shit. BUT it also has a lot of funny, clever homages to the original vacation. So far I have already decided that I hate the kids with a passion, but the comedic chemistry between Ed Helms and Christina Applegate is awesome. T feel like I will laugh like crazy, but cringe just as much. I want to see it in theaters, but only if it’s not with my money.