Hello From the Road!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 9 Comments

 Looks like someone got the QE 2 memo...

As most of you know, I'm in the middle of a cross-country move (by car!) and therefore barely posting as it has been a horrendous journey thus far. Lots of rain, some snow, more rain, a little bit of frozen slush in Wyoming, a destroyed BlackBerry (thank you, Verizon, for letting me upgrade a year early and only charging me $250 for a new device... let's not talk about it) and lots of cat puke. And don't get me started on these crap hotels overcharging for mediocre rooms (I'm talking to you, Holiday Inn) because they are desperate to come up with revenue.

If you're interested, there are some pics from the road over at my Flickr with more to follow if I ever make it to DC.

Here's to a fabulous second half of the journey, hopefully Bernanke can behave himself until I'm back on a full schedule of kicking ass and taking names.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.

9 comments:

W.C. Varones said...

Don't miss Deadwood, SD!

chairmanben said...

Beware abnormal conditions lie ahead.

Geithy started selling negative interest rate treasury bonds (for the time ever).

Anonymous said...

JDA, that picture was taken two blocks from my house. Hope you enjoyed the little snowstorm yesterday. Safe travels.

Anonymous said...

That road you are traveling on might be for sale...




America on Sale, From Matt Taibbi's 'Griftopia'

And America is taking Daley's advice. At this writing Nashville and Pittsburgh are speeding ahead with their own parking meter deals, as is L.A. New York has considered it, and the city of Miami just announced its own plans for a leasing deal. There are now highways, airports, parking garages, toll roads — almost everything you can think of that isn't nailed down and some things that are — for sale, to bidders unknown, around the world.


The reason these lease deals happen is the same reason the investment banks made bad investments in mortgage-backed crap that was sure to blow up later, but provided big bonuses today — because the politicians making these deals, the Rendells and Daleys, are going to be long gone into retirement by the time the real bill comes due.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/222206?RS_show_page=0

Anonymous said...

Wyoming is preparing a plan to place toll gates across Interstate 80. That should get somebody's attention. No word yet as to whether or not the toll collectors will be armed.

Wyoming Anon,

That is WAY cool. I made a pit stop off the 80 for some grub and saw that, had to pull in and get a pic.

I have to say Wyoming is some of the best scenery, travel and people of the entire I-80 trip (I've done SF to Minneapolis/Milwaukee at least 5 times). Not to mention cheap everything. The weather was a shock (there was ice on my car when I left the hotel that morning!!!) but being from Wisconsin I *do* remember how to handle a little frost. :)

In another life, I could have totally ended up out there. Heck, might even end up out there in this life if the social contract truly breaks down and city life no longer seems viable.

I love the attitude there, no one looks at me weird like they do in the Midwestern states, they just go about their business and let me go about mine with a nod and a smile. Perfect.

Oh and I say let them make toll roads if they want, it's better than waiting for a federal handout so they can get money to pave their roads.

Someone's got to pay for that Eisenhower Interstate System and it sure the hell wasn't Eisenhower.

Beware.....

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