Wednesday 6th July 2011
Got to Columbus about midday and hooked up with Ashley and a friend of hers from Secular Student Alliance (SSA). We had lunch, then I went to a coffee shop to do some work and she went back to the office. Time lapse with the GPS looked cool, but I was running late and eventually Ashley came to pick me up at the coffee shop.
We chatted for a while, then she decided it was time for me to learn to eat fire. Kinda fun, and no burns! Still think it would work with Bacardi 151 instead of kerosene, but we didn’t give it a go. Pah, prudence! That evening we went out to the Meadery. Not sure what strength meade is, but seems like it packs a hell of a punch more than wine, and we were both well hammered by the time we got back to her place. Drunk blogTV! Where is prudence when you need it! I would suggest that she only got me drunk to strategically deflower me of my YT password, apart from its clear that she, having watched the video we uploaded in the cold light of day that she was in no better state to do plot anything than I! After that we went our separate ways to pass out.
Thursday 7th July, Up bout 9ish and groggy. Before heading off to work, Ashley suggested I visit Westboro Baptist Church seeing as I drove virtually right past their front door. Hadn’t given it any thought, and wasn’t sure what the best approach would be? Sunlight the best sterilant or don’t give feed the trolls. I sorted out the car etc for an hour or so till the mind felt sharp again. Turns out WBC were protesting aboutIndianapolis at some great concert thing, but by the time I got there they had gone (even though there were scheduled to be there for another half hour or so). With the help of Ashley managed to arrange a meeting for the next day. All that meant was I had to cover another 500 or so extra miles. Got caught up in some great Tstorm enroute, bad enough to consider stopping on the side of the road. Always a difficult decision as someone coming up behind, if they see you lights is liable to drive right in the back of you. Similarly if you keep going, you can aquaplane right of the road. When the wheels don’t find purchase on the road, you can be in a world of hurt in seconds. I kept going! Stopped in a rest area just short of Kansas city.