I do almost all my laundry at truck stops. Most of the larger chain truck stops have laundry rooms and many of the smaller, independent truck stops do, too. Travel Centers of America or TA™ have laundry rooms equiped with credit card readers. Very convenient. This particular system has one card reader that is connected magically* to all the washers and dryers in the room. Swipe your card and select the washer (or dryer) you want to use. The price is the same whether you use coins or credit.
*Sufficiently advanced technology.
Jill Carson, a friend I met at the Triad Juggling Club, went to Austria recently to the PassOut 2015 2016 Königswiesen and also did some sight-seeing. Read the story on her blog:
In no particular order:
Sequoia National Forest
The natural arches in Utah
The Grand Canyon – visited in 2005
A pure sand desert
The Great Barrier Reef
La Brea Tar Pits
Great Wall of China
Sail out of sight of land in a sailboat
Jungles of Brazil, Africa
Yellowstone National Park
Cape of Good Hope
Strait of Magellan
Renata Chlumska, born December 9, 1973 in Malmö, Sweden, is an adventurer and mountain climber. She is mainly Swedish, but also has Czech citizenship from her parents.
In 1999, she became the first Swedish woman to climb Mount Everest. During 2005 and 2006 she performed a challenge called “Around America Adventure”. She went around the USA (lower 48 states). She paddled a kayak from Seattle to San Diego, bicycled with the kayak on a carriage from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas, continued kayaking around Florida to Eastport, Maine, and then bicycled back to Seattle. – Wikipedia
People in different countries used this word “we, we, we” as emphatically as– we were hearing from Europeans, Asians, Africans, wherever we went it was, “We, we finally did it.” And I thought that was a wonderful thing.
– Michael Collins, command module pilot, Apollo 11, regarding man’s first trip to the Moon (from In the Shadow of the Moon).
It is safe to say you are as admired and venerated as any filmmaker alive—among those who have heard of you, of course. Those who do not know your work, and the work of your comrades in the independent film world, are missing experiences that might shake and inspire them.