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The Indefinite Article.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Houston to El Paso

We left Houston dark and early this morning around 6:00. We drove and drove and drove. Little did we know that misfortune lay across our path.

Approx. 30 miles east of Van Horn, Texas we had a blowout. Pretty benign as these things go, but we were still stuck in the god-forsaken wilderness that is West Texas.

Luckily, the cells worked and our fingers walked us out of the desert and into Van Horn, specifically the Shell station with a mechanic, a tire of the correct size, and a crazy 30-something woman in a white Suzuki mini-suv talking to herself loudly and angrily.

We hit the road again with just over two hours lost and made it into El Paso, where I am currently creating this message. Turns out that El Paso is a huge, garish blight upon the land. Who knew?


  • dang. well i am glad you guys are ok. for many, getting a flat in west texas is the stuff of b movie scripts and worst nightmares.

    also, it turns out that mr bezos of amazon has a spaceport near van horn.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:37 AM  

  • Aren't you supposed to El Paso right past it?

    By Blogger colin, at 2:38 PM  

  • Ha! "El Paso right by it"....that's hilarious!

    By Blogger Bianca, at 12:59 PM  

  • okay, I'm an idiot....I put "by it" instead of "past it". oh well.

    By Blogger Bianca, at 9:03 PM  

  • Colin, your comment was the a wonderful splash of humor in a giant turd-cocktail of a day. Late but sincere thanks for your wit.

    By Blogger todd, at 6:59 PM  

  • Turd-Cocktail...
    Splash of humor....

    Now that's a Potty joke for sure. Beautifully subtle Todd.

    By Blogger colin, at 12:19 AM  

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