What To Do

First off, if you can, don’t leave your house until the weather is warmer than freezing. Then only move out if you have to. I think the whole country is under ice now, so the warning applies to everyone.

We made it back to Abilene safely last night, after a 11 hour trip that should have taken 6 and a half hours. We survived the most harrowing and dangerous roadtrip of my lifetime on Interstate 20. I’ll link to the story when it’s finished. Thanks to my boss John Best who let us stay with them last night. Holy crap, just getting from I-20 to business 20 on South 1st was scary as hell at 9P. Seriously, I don’t reference my faith in God very often, but I’m absolutely positive that He got us to John’s or we’d be dead now. No lie.

Anyhow, what I wanted to say is that staying indoors is really the only option for all of us today. So……there’s a ton of great music to listen to to pass the time. If you haven’t surfed to The Appetizer’s podcast page, check it out and then go to iTunes and pick up some tracks. When I can get back to the office, I’ll finish the podcasts I’ve started on New Jersey’s 70’s punk band Wyldlife and Texas native Christa Black. I still have to finish those but they’re nearly done.

Also, my new friend Dyson writes excellently about music. Check out his blog for some great bands to check out. And while I’m thinking about it, use this time to cast a vote for The Appetizer’s Golden Fork Awards. Voting ends very soon. Vote Here.

If you need a break from music, TV is great too. We watched the new A-Team movie last night. If you haven’t seen that, it’s a great action flick. I saw Sherlock Holmes this week and it’s excellent as well. Guy Ritchie really did a fantastic job and Robert Downy, Jr is superb as the lead. There’s a ton of other great films to check out.

But please, whatever you do, stay inside. It was the scariest thing of my life to travel yesterday and having lived through it, I’d encourage even my worst enemy to not take that risk. Treat this like a vacation and enjoy being away from school and work or whatever you’re normal day has. Be safe. Be blessed. Pictures Coming Soon.

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One thought on “What To Do

  • February 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    Oh wow, how scary! Christmas 2009: We got stuck on I-20 Christmas Eve, when that freak blizzard blew through, so I can relate with your frustration and fear. I’m so glad to hear you are safe. Stay warm and enjoy the weather from indoors. 🙂

    -dom

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