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Entries from January 2008

Book Review: Sisters by Aileen and Samme

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Twenty one year old Aileen catches the fancy of Slim, an Alaskan trapper who is recovering from a frosted lung in her California town. They strike up a long distance relationship, and after much correspondence Aileen takes off by ferry to join him. She falls in love with the land and the dog team, especially [...]

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Best Breakdown Ever

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

All this breaking down has reminded me of all the other times I’ve broken down. I think I’ve broken down in more states then most people have lived in. Why just in Arizona alone I’ve broken down four different times. There is something about Phoenix that makes whatever I’m driving fall apart, catch fire, or [...]

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Tags: Van Living

Dear World

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

I think you should all know that one of my very favoritest van dwelling people has started a blog. She’s like a more grown up version of me. But she was my favorite van dweller before I knew that. I was at this truck stop in New Mexico breaking up with my girlfriend and moving [...]

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Tags: Ecofeminist Musings · Van Living

Dear Strippers

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

It is tax time again, and if you are using Tara’s Envelope System of Money Management, it’s time to start saving for taxes. This is a really complicated formula. Are you ready? Here it is. Make another envelope, and write “IRS” on it. Now, if you’ve worked a lot, and thus have to pay a [...]

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Tags: Stripping

Alcan in Winter

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

In fragments… I had the best border crossing ever. The guard was big warm dyke with red hair and healthily flushed cheeks. I flirted like crazy. She had the biggest, softest lips. She did check my registration to make sure it was in the same name, and luckily it was. I’m driving so slowly up [...]

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Tags: The day-to-day of it all

Broke Down In Glennallen

January 26th, 2008 · No Comments

I wrote a silly song about being broken down: Chorus: I’m broke down in Glennallen Holiday weekend and the shop is closed Twenty below and I’m getting real cold Oh, I’m broke down in Glennallen Got this pretty gold card so I called triple A my van won’t start could ya get me outta here [...]

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Tags: Van Living

Breaking Through

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

From there it was all coasting uphill. It warmed up to a balmy thirty degrees for the rest of the weekend, I discovered a grocery store a couple miles away and got a rotisserie chicken. I left Bro tied outside a store for the very first time ever (normally I’m too paranoid for that, even [...]

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Tags: Van Living

Broke and Down

January 24th, 2008 · No Comments

I wake up super early for me, at ten. The sign says twenty two below, but the gas station is warm and I get an orange juice so I have an excuse to hang out inside and warm up before tackling the van. The Haynes manual is extremely hazy about the details of getting the [...]

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Broke Down

January 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Bro and I keep walking up the road. There is a town here somewhere, even if it’s just another gas station, I know it. Then there is a twinkle of light. A gas station! I knew it! It’s big, and there are trucks parked for the night. This is where I should be broken down, [...]

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Tags: Van Living

Breaking Down

January 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

I’m broke down in this creepy little town that sounds like a bad country song. It started with a hill, with the realization that, although the gas petal was touching the floor, the van was slowing down. The engine was neither racing nor stalling, just idling. I lifted my foot from the petal and listened [...]

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Tags: Van Living