So we left off with impending disaster…
We had just stopped at Starbucks for some coffee. The guy behind the counter perplexed me. I was wearing a shirt that said, “Geek is the new black”. He asked me what kind of geek I was. Uh…the geeky kind? Is geek so cool now that we must define our brand of geek only to be shunned by “cool” geeks?
Jess was driving. I was passengering. We were slowly coming awake. I must take a moment and describe our ride. Many of you may know of Jenna. Jenna is Jess’ car. A totally cool MINI that Jess has seriously pimped out for autocross. Now one of the pimp-ations was tires. Jenna has got some bounce. And wouldn’t you know it, just before I took a sip of my MEDIUM (suck it Starbucks!) HOT coffee, we hit a bump. A bump that somehow popped the lid off of my scalding hot coffee and caused it to erupt all over me, my seat, the floor and my purse. DISASTER! Hence forth known as the “Coffee Incident of 2010″. Sadly, this happened not once, but twice.
We quickly drove through Connecticut, New York (“trailer!”) and New Jersey. Just before the Pennsylvania, we switched drivers! A practice drive for me from a McDonalds to a Starbucks and we were on our way. Just in time for Pennsylvania traffic. And Pennsylvania road signs, “Be Alert Heavy Truck Traffic”. How about some punctuation, PA? I think the road was getting to us. A few hours sleep, four plus hours of driving and we found road signs to be hysterical.
We stopped for lunch at the oh-so-lovely-but-ubiquitous Cracker Barrel. Where I was “sooooo hungry. Had to restrain myself from knocking an old woman out of my way”. And Jess was so hungry she forgot to use the NerdGirlRun hashtag!
The Nerd Girl Run playlist was born:
“Shut Up and Drive” – Rihanna
“The Road” – Tenacious D
“Every Woman in the World” – Air Supply (cuz that’s how I roll)
“Truly” – Lionel Ritchie (which Jess didn’t know. sigh.)
“What’s Your Fantasy?” – Ludacris
“Love Song” – Sara Bareilles
“Something About You” – Level 42
Coming up in part 3 – Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, more Pennsylvania and AMISH PR0N!