It All Happened During Our Hiatus

As soon as June 18th arrived, I’ve taken full advantage of my significantly elevated availability to enjoy family and friends in internet-deprived locations.  After a seemingly endless string of lovely activities involving road trips, MLB games, freedom walks, island tours, pay tolls, gasoline scares, weddings, camp outs, reunions, lake houses, 4 on 4, card games, 4 square battles, bridge jumps, plane flights, firefly nights, deep dish pizzas, music festivals, and softball tournaments, I’m finally no longer M.I.A.

ABBREVIATED TRAVEL ITINERARY:

June 18th: Nashville to Knoxville drive (180 miles)
June 18th-19th: Knoxville to Cambridge road trip (920 miles)
June 23rd-24th: Cambridge to Nashville road trip (1,100 miles)
June 30th: One-way flight to Chicago/DeKalb (1.5 hour flight)
July 2nd: DeKalb to Cleveland road trip (420 miles)
July 3rd: Cleveland to St. Mary’s Reunion caravan (200 miles)
July 5th: St. Mary’s to Camden Lake House road trip (665 miles)
July 7th: Camden to Charlotte interview round trip (120 miles)
July 13th: Camden to Knoxville road trip (300 miles)
July 15th: Knoxville to Nashville return (180 miles)
July 16th: Nashville to Chicago flight (1.5 hour flight)
July 20th: Chicago to Nashville flight (1.5 hour flight)
July 20th: Nashville to Chattanooga drive (140 miles)
July 23rd: Chattanooga to Nashville return (140 miles)

ESTIMATED DISTANCE: 6,000 Miles
ESTIMATED TRAVEL TIME: A Crap Load

I’ve covered a great deal of territory over the past month of “forced” vacation.  Each pit stop brought great memories; but in an attempt to get back into the swing of blog updates, I’ll simply highlight the most noteworthy accomplishments from my latest weekend visit to Chicago with Christina:

  1. Viewing limited released (500) Days of Summer starring personal favorites Joseph G.L. and Zooey D.
  2. Geese chasing (and consequential avoiding) on NIU’s campus
  3. Attempting to attack a quart-sized blizzard at Ollies
  4. Experiencing Frightened Rabbit live for the first time at Pitchfork (my 2nd Mew set was also a great success)
  5. Purchasing Nebraska on vinyl after three years of casual searching in all appropriate local music outlets

Now that I’ve successfully compensated for the posting deficit over the past few weeks, I’ll be focusing my efforts on a much more important and stress-inducing goal.  Here goes nothing…

4 Responses to “It All Happened During Our Hiatus”

  1. walthers2 Says:

    nice! the other day i saw nebraska on vinyl and i didnt know if you would be happy if i got it for you or kind of subconsciously pissed at me for finding it so easily. im glad you finally got back in to the blog swing of things… and good luck finding a jerb

  2. walthers2 Says:

    ps. you might say this is “all the things i wish i wrote” for the past few weeks on your blog. i saw ‘tell no one’ last night and it was as good as you said it would be. plus the hottt girl in it is the same one as from the diving bell and the butterfly so i think she must be in every french movie. ive been listening to mumford and sons. i hopefully will be attending a conan obrien show later this summer. finally i really like the song the gardener and la blogotheque

  3. Macon Says:

    I’m still a little upset you didn’t call me when you were in Knoxville…. but, I’ll let it slide on the account that you actually posted a link to that geese video. I have honestly watched that approximately 30 times now, it really never gets old. Thanks for the laughter Mr. Confroy!

  4. Tyler Says:

    Its about time you came home Mark!

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