Sunday, October 11, 2009

Philadelphia to Montgomery

Day 1: Philadelphia to Richmond, VA
Day 2: Richmond, VA to Charlotte, NC
Day 3: Charlotte, NC to Montgomery, AL

Nothing to report from the drive -- I didn't kill anyone and I wasn't killed. Many thanks to my co-workers in Philly who got me some Cannolis from Termini Brothers; I ate them all in the car on the way down to Richmond.

Because I have yet to find an apartment in Montgomery, I loaded up my car with the essentials for living:
  • Clothes
  • Bike
  • 2 month supply of pasta, tomato sauce, and balsamic vinegar from Di Bruno Bros
  • Salad spinner
Once I find an apartment I'll have the rest of my stuff shipped down, which mostly consists of:
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Books
  • TV
  • Audio Equipment
  • Furniture
The people who know me well won't be surprised to hear that the CDs take up more cubic footage than the furniture I own.

This got me thinking about how much stuff I own that is replaceable. My irreplaceable items come down to this milk container:

In it I have three external hard drives that have all of my computer data going back to the first computer I owned (minus my video projects from college -- they're on two other drives), and the Szell Centennial Compact Disc Edition (live recordings of music George Szell never commercially recorded -- the Cleveland Orchestra released a limited number of box sets in the late 90s; it's been out of print for years; it seems unlikely that these recordings will ever be released again). If everything else were to accidentally be destroyed, as long as the insurance company paid up, it wouldn't be that big of a deal.

The Car:

2009 Honda Fit Sport
I averaged 38.8 MPG


  1. And to think someone wanted to sell you an orange or purple car. The blue one is much, much better.

    Looking forward to more posts, my friend.