On the Web Again. . .
Ok, so there were a few technical difficulties, but looks like we are now fully operational and ready to start blogging our way across Iowa.
Sorry for the delay,
but . .
She's comin' around folks and ready to play the next edition of beat the technology before it outsmarts me again.
There have been a few important things to update y'all on.
First, we decided (at least partially) on a route.
I called my parents last night to tell them I was going to drive out to California, and they happened to be in Denver
helping my sister move into her apartment- they said, "well, if you drive through Denver meet up with us and have lunch/dinner/breakfast/3 am snack.
So, wanting to see the mountains anyway, we decided that driving to CA on the spur of the moment wasn't enough of a challenge let's try to rendevous (sp?) with
with someone who is also traveling halfway across the country (from Alabama) - see- I come by it totally naturally - it's in the genes (but wait, I'm wearing shorts).
So the plan is to head out 80 Towards Denver, then see where we are on time and decide from there which way to go.
A second major update you should be aware of . . .
we figured out the meaning behind the song "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"- Yes, for all you Thomashits, this is a refrence to the one and only SPARK, the wonder drink of true
scientist everywhere- you know, you can't knock success, I think I'm going to buy a case before my prelim.
Ok, not really the song is actually about overweight dudes in cowboy boots. Truely, not a pretty image (probably not as bad as the tubgirl thing- don't know I still haven't looked at it- and I believe y'all so I won't)
Anyway, one major mystery of the world down, a few hundred left to go. 42. (If only we had a wicket)
So right now Mike is driving us through the treacherous hills and turns of middle Iowa- Dean is sleeping to some NewAgin Cajun music.
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys by Traffic
Album: Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
Lyrics: View Lyrics
Songfacts: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page.
Jim Capaldi started writing this in Morocco, where he was getting ready for a movie with actor Michael J. Pollard that never got made. Said Capaldi: "Pollard and I would sit around writing lyrics all day, talking about Bob Dylan and the Band, thinking up ridiculous plots for the movie. Before I left Morocco, Pollard wrote in my book 'The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys.' For me, it summed him up. He had this tremendous rebel attitude. He walked around in his cowboy boots, his leather jacket. At the time he was a heavy little dude. It seemed to sum up all the people of that generation who were just rebels. The 'Low Spark,' for me, was the spirit, high-spirited. You know, standing on a street corner. The low rider. The 'Low Spark' meaning that strong undercurrent at the street level." (thanks, Adam - Lake Forest, IL)