July 31st, 2002


A Camping We Will Go, A Camping We Will Go...

Just about done packing for the Great White North. Canada, eh! Got a clamp on soft tonneau cover for the truck, plus a rubber mat for the bed. Didn't take long to install either, total cost about $230. I also ordered a lockable fiberglass lid which will be installed in about 4 weeks. That was $700.

Everything fits with room to spare. I was even able to hook the bike rack on the back, although it's basically attached to the tonneau, not the truck. Don't know if this trick will work with the lid. Note to self, make sure to add some extra tie downs to the bike rack to anchor it to the actual truck.

I am very beat. Been running around all day doing stuff, as well as loading the truck. It was in the high eighties, and though it wasn't as humid as earlier in the week, it was humid enough. Plus the a/c in the back room (the new one...) couldn't handle it today. It's on full bore, and it's still eighty-something in the room. Don't know why that should be, unless it's just too small for that very small room.

Oh well. Off to finish getting ready. I want to get up at 5 a.m. So it'll be early to bed for me.

My First Meme

Saw this on Serenada's and lolalaland's LJ. Who got it from Herself_NYC...

Song that...

Reminds you of an ex-lover: The Winter Long by the Strawbs. First dance at my wedding.

Makes you cry: Days and Going Solo by the Kinks; My Favorite Spring (best baseball song ever!) by Tom Paxton.

Reminds you of high school: Light My Fire by The Doors; Cecelia by Simon and Garfunkel. Just associations with events I went to senior year.

Mirrors true life a little too closely: Property by the Kinks; Life Sucks, Then You Die by the Fools.

You like out of your parents record collection: Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman for Dad, Queen Eleanor's Confession by the Chad Mitchell Trio (actually, the whole Barry's Boys album) for Mom.

You love that you wouldn't know about if it wasn't for a friend: Real life friends - The Kinks, Tom Paxton, Strawbs; Buffistas - The Old 97's

Makes you think of sex: Brown Sugar by the Rolling Stones. It's a long, complicated story.

Is your anthem: I'm Not Like Everybody Else by the Kinks. Didn't really think much of this song until the live version on To the Bone, but it truly rocks. Also Slit Skirts by Pete Townshend, and Still in the Game by Steve Winwood.

Really going to sleep now.