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My favorite 33 Harry Potter Quotes on his 33rd Birthday.

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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good! ~ Well, kind of, I’m actually throwing out my favorite quotes from the books and movies of the boy who lived, on his 33rd birthday. Some come with explanations. Others don’t. Before I go into some favorite lines from specific characters, here are a couple randos… Enjoy Potterheads!

Lightning has Struck ~ Nigel Wolpert, ~ This is just a great combination that brings goosebumps to my skin. As of now, it is part of my tattoo design.

D’you think your father and I would’ve lain down and taken orders from an old hag like Umbridge? ~ Sirius Black. Anytime someone disses Umbridge, I love it!

I remember when I first met you all. Biggest bunch of misfits I ever set eyes on! ~ Hagrid

Have a biscuit, Potter. ~  Minerva McGonagall, Potterheads know that this comes from Phoenix, when Harry gets in trouble for reaming out Umbridge’s lying ass.

Bad news, Harry. I’ve just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She, er got a bit shirty with me. Told me I’d got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I cared more about winning the Cup than I do about staying alive. Just because I told her I didn’t care if it threw you off, as long as you caught the Snitch first. ~ Oliver Wood

Wandering around at midnight, Ickle Firsties? Tut, tut, tut. Naughty, naughty, you’ll get caughty. ~ Peeves, in all his hilariousness and glory. It’s a shame he didn’t make it into the movies.

Fred and George

Give her hell from us, Peeves. And Peeves, whom Harry had never seen take an order from a student before, swept his belled hat from his head and sprang to a salute. ~ These two have so many classic lines, but here are my top few from the pranksters.

Make way for the heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through.

You haven’t got a letter on yours; I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name. But we’re not stupid – we know we’re called Gred and Forge.

Hermione

Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have. ~ the strongest female lead I could ask for. Smart. Beautiful. Fiery. The Best.

Well honestly… ‘the fates have informed her’… Who sets the exam? She does! What a fantastic prediction!

Books and cleverness! There are more important things–friendship and bravery

You-complete-arse-Ronald-Weasley!

At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in. They got in on pure talent.

Ron

Why couldn’t it be “follow the butterflies?” ~ Ron Weasley. Because Ron, the books would be boring if it was just butterflies and killing horcruxes every other day. We want pain and suffering, not to be home by Christmas! More from the best of all friends.

I want to fix that in my memory forever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret.

Hasn’t he asked you to call him Vicky yet?

Can I have a look at Uranus, too, Lavender?

Hey-hey you lot! Midgets!

Maybe he [Tom Riddle] got thirty O.W.L.s or saved a teacher from the giant squid. Maybe he murdered Myrtle; that would’ve done everyone a favor… ~ Ron Weasley, foreshadowing the evilness in Tom Riddle without knowing it! This is great writing.

Luna

You’re just as sane as I am. ~ Luna Lovegood. This one really sticks with me because I find myself most like Luna in all of the books. She cares and is not afraid to be herself, even when everyone else will pick on her for it. She’s very tough, stays cool under pressure, and she is highly intelligent. Here are a couple other Luna favorites.

We fly of course! ~ Luna is just as cool as a cucumber. Always knows what’s up, and rocks out on a thestral when need be!

Ginny

He’s covered in blood again. Why’s it he’s always covered in blood. ~ Ginny Weasley. I have a major thing for “book” Ginny. Bonnie Wright did a great job, but the character in the books brought so much fire and spunk. Here are my favorite Ginny moments.

But I must say, Ginevra’s dress is far too low-cut.” (Aunt Muriel). Ginny glanced round, grinning, winked at Harry, then quickly faced the front again.

The thing about growing up with Fred & George, you begin to think anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.

Harry’s snogged Cho, and Hermione’s snogged Krum. You only don’t like it because you’ve got about as much experience as a first year! ~ Ginny always did have a knack for putting Ron in his place. She was the best youngest sibling, and I really fell in love with her as Harry did.

Dumbledore

Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! ~ This is another tattoo consideration. I love the eceletic nature of Dumbledore’s mind, but I also love that they are the opposites of the four houses.

And now Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat.

Alas, Ear Wax.

Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it. ~ This quote really resonates with me as a reader and writer. JK really inspired a generation to read and create literature. I wouldn’t be writing without her world.

Mischief Managed.

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Reasons Why I’d End a Budding Relationship

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This is a message to all the ladies out there. Guys suck. I’m sorry, but we do. We end things in relationships so suddenly that you might be left wondering what went wrong! (To be completely fair, women do this too).

Now, if you’re a dude and you’re reading this, I’m sure not all of these are your dealbreakers too, but for me, they’re just quirks that will cause me to end things in the early stages of a relationship.

Remember, these rules/dealbreakers are not for established relationships, but instead, they’re about a person you’ve gone out with several times and find to be a potential “girlfriend.” But, when one of the following comes into play, I find myself seeking an out.

Unless you're Emma Watson, the hair above the shoulders look is hard to pull off.

Unless you’re Emma Watson, the hair above the shoulders look is hard to pull off.

So without further adieu, here are some of my biggest dealbreakers.

  1. You cut your hair too short. I really do apologize that this is on the list, but when a girl I was dating hacked off her long locks, the attraction I had was gone. I feel very shallow on this one, but only some people can pull off short hair.
  2. I met you at a bar, but you’re not actually 21. This one is not always a dealbreaker, but if we can’t go to bars together, it’s just not going to work. I am a Sconnie, and we’re definitely a bar-going crew. Additionally, I like being able to order a bottle of wine at dinner and splitting it with my date. It’s fun to swirl and sip. It’s more fun to swirl and sip with someone you are dating.
  3. One of us is moving. I’ve done long distance twice, and both ended poorly, with one party’s heart in shambles. I know that some couples can make long distance work, but unless I think I’m going to marry you, this is a dealbreaker that I can’t get over.
  4. We get along great, but there’s no WOW factor. Yes, I understand that this is vague, but not being out there enough is a dealbreaker. I am an outgoing guy, and I need someone that can keep up with me. If you’re not ready for a random water balloon fight or a spontaneous stop for ice cream, this won’t work.
  5. You smoke cigarettes.
  6. Your grammar sucks. If you don’t know the difference between you’re and your, I will find it very difficult to hang out with you. I know everyone makes typos, but if you’re consistently terrible with grammar, I just get annoyed and turned-off.
  7. You still use the word like in conversation. I’m not saying the I like turnips version. I’m like, referring to the like, trend or something. This guy gets it.
  8. You play on your phone while we’re eating. I get it. You love your smartphone. You love being able to text and tweet and post your meals on Instagram. But if I’m out to eat with you, I feel that you should be able to keep it in your pants for the duration of dinner, as you expect the same from me. If you really need to check something, go to the bathroom instead of whipping it out at the table. Because I just can’t get on board with you if you’re looking down at your own phone while out in public.
  9. You can’t interact with my friends without me. I’m a social butterfly and when I’m out and about, I love interacting with randos. I really love a conversation with someone I’ve never talked to. I want someone who can go out with me and some of my friends, and not need to lean on me the entire night. Social ability is a must.
  10. You haven’t read Harry Potter. I probably won’t actually break things off if you haven’t, but it will be a serious disappointment.
  11. You don’t drink at all. I don’t necessarily want a girl that goes out and gets white-girl-wasted every weekend night, but I am a big fan of hitting up happy hour after work. I need someone that can share a bottle of wine and a comfy couch with. Maybe it’s a Wisconsin thing.
  12. You get jealous when I talk to other girls/women. I am MjAxMy1iNjJjMTFiYWExYzZiNzk5a firm believer in honesty and trust in a relationship. If we’re exclusively dating, I am totally fine with you flirting with friends at work, or the coffee shop guy, or a dude who wants to buy you a drink because I know that you’re not going to go past casual conversation. I only ask for the same courtesy, because sometimes, it’s not flirting; it’s just called being nice.
  13. You don’t text back. I know you’ve got your phone on you, so when I ask what your plans are, don’t read the message, and not respond for 45 minutes. It says “Read at 4:30” right on my phone. If you’re not texting back because you’re actually doing something, that’s great. But if you’re sitting at home watching netflix and you just decide to wait 45 minutes to respond, I’m out.

Wow, I am one picky little biotch. Maybe I need to broaden my horizons a bit… Nah, I’ll just wait for the right one.

Anywho, if you have any other dealbreakers that bug you, feel free to share them! I’d love to hear what other people think.

Stay tuned Friday for a peek into the moves I learned in college.

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Etiquette of Drinking

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Etiquette is something that is taken for granted all the time. People don’t mind their Ps and Qs as much as they used to. Suddenly, chivalry is dying. I know it’s not dead, but it’s a fading art. What’s even worse is the lack of chivalrous actions between a man and his beverage. A man should always follow his gut, his lady, and the drinking rules below, although they also apply to ladies…

I have compiled this list over the past several years, and yes, I did snag a variety of them from Modern Drunkard Magazine’s much more extensive list… These are the most important ones that I live by to the T.

Rules About Shots

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Mmmmm.. Tequila

1. Experiment with your shots. You’re going to go through phases where you enjoy different types of shots… Love them all.

2. Always toast before doing a shot.

3. The shot buyer makes the toast.

4. It goes Salt. Tequila. Lime. And if you ever want to buy me a shot, go tequila!

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5. Always move out of the way for someone carrying more than 2 drinks.

6. You are permitted to WOOO if and only if these 3 parts exists: You’re celebrating a win (personal, team, life) AND you’re in a group of 4+ people AND you have boobs.

7. No rule here.

Rules About Bartenders

8. When ordering a drink, make eye contact with the bartender, smile, and have your money out.

9. Leave a tip! Seriously. They’re working on a Friday night at 1 AM.

10. Never tell a bartender that your drink is too strong. If it’s too weak, order a double.

Rules About Drinking at Home

11. Never drink the first or last of your roommate’s beers. However, if the case is open, you’re more than welcome to snag a few.

12. The same law goes for liquor, but you’re only allowed one (round of) shot(s), if the seal is broken.

13. If you can’t afford to tip a bartender, see rule #9, drink at home.

Rules About Drinking at Friends’ Places

14. If you bring a bottle of booze, you offer the first round of shots to the host.

15. Additionally, you either finish the bottle, or it becomes a part of your friend’s liquor cabinet.

16. If you bring shitty beer to a party, you must drink at least 3 of said beer. Then you can switch over to the delicious brews in the fridge.

Rules About Drinking with your Friends

17. If a friend offers to buy you a drink, you get what you’re already drinking. No upgrading from rail to top-shelf on your friend’s dime.hb043-350a-two-people-toasting-with-beer-against-blue-sky_1920x1200_69139

18. When a friend asks if you’re ready for another, always say yes.

19. Never clink your friend’s glass and put your drink down without taking at least a sip.

20. If your friend buys the first round, reciprocate. Then pick up the back-and-forth pattern.

Rules About you when you’re Drunk

21. Don’t talk to yourself in the mirror at bars. People find it a bit off-putting.

22. If you think you’re slurring your words, you need a glass of water.

23. You are permitted to wander off in chase of any flighty temptress you notice. No one will notice for the first 30 minutes, if at all.

24. After your fourth drink, every person you meet will tell you their name. You’ll remember none of them.

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25. Learn to appreciate hangovers. It takes a lot of work to drink like a champion.

26. Your beer is always the colder, fuller one if someone asks.

27. Feel free to drink with a straw, but know that you are opening yourself up for harassment from your friends.

28. Try at least one new beer (or drink) a month

That’s it folks. If you can manage to stick to these rules, you’ll do just fine out there in the world of alcohol. So go drink, responsibly!

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45 Things to do as a Badger before you Graduate

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As a Badger on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, you are going to have the opportunities to do a ridiculous amount of awesome things. I spent my early years compiling this list, and have been crossing things off as build lifelong memories. So, here is my Bucket List… Check it out Badgers!

Pre-Graduation Bucket List Stats for Mr. Jackson Street
*** – Accomplished (40/45 – 89% about my GPA… HA!)

1. Jump around *** ~ I know that sports might not be your thing, but it’s seriously an insane experience to feel an entire stadium shake as 70,000 people jump up and down to house of pain.

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Tray Sledding!

2. Win an Intramural Championship *** ~ There are intramurals of all sorts, so get out there and be active! I highly suggest Dodgeball!

3. Go Tray Sledding *** ~ There is nothing like stealing some lunch trays, trekking over to the Liz Waters hill, and sliding on your tush and tray. It’s a blast, and a must for everyone before graduation.

4. Get a shout out in the paper ~ I never accomplished this task, but it’s not the easiest of feats. :/

5. Ace a Final Exam ***

6. Stay for a 5th quarter ***

7. Late-night Ian’s *** ~ Stuffing ones face with Ian’s after waiting a half hour in the post-bar-close line is a rite of passage for Badgers. This delicious za is just what you need, and if you pay cash, they’ll be tossing a cool 50-cent-piece your direction.

8. Celebrate a birthday at the Nitty *** ~ On the right is my favorite lady, Miss Kelly Gaines, on her birthday, balloon still intact!

9. Study abroad ***

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Tom Ryan in his traditional Orange garb!

10. Spend a summer in Madison ***

11. Sit down and listen to the masterful piccolo player outside the University Bookstore *** ~ His name is Tom Ryan, and on this campus, he’s just the best musician on State Street. Take 20 minutes sometime and sit down to listen to him go to town… It’s relaxing and it helped me make a big life decision.

12. Travel out to Picnic Point

13. Drink a fishbowl at Wando’s ***

14. Get all dressed up for Freakfest shenanigans ***

15. Take a picture with Bucky Badger *** ~ This was the very first thing I did as a student, somehow managing to run into a Bucky on the first night in town. I was none-the-less head over heels with both him and the university after just an evening, as shown by my complete desire to land in his arms!

16. Take a Ballroom Dance Class ***

17. Become a Jersey Chaser for a Night*** ~ Yes, I chased lots of the volleyball setters and defensive specialists, but I snagged my Badger Jersey as a sophomore from a lucky someone who shall remain unnamed.

18. Pregame a Badger game with your parents *** ~ I had the honor of showing my parents all about Badger drinking, and it was hilarious to watch my dad play flip cup… and dominate at it in the process. #OneFlipWonder

19. Go to the Farmer’s market ***

20. Pull an all-nighter in College Library ***

21. Kiss the Moose at Brats ***

22. Drink a boot at the Essen Haus (how I haven’t as a part of EZT, I’ll never know.)

23. Road Trip to the Ocean *** ~ I know this is a lifer thing, but road-tripping with college friends is another thing. Check out my rules here.

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Everyone should body-paint like these studs!

24. Visit the UW-Arboretum ***

25. Lie on the 50 yard line in Camp Randall ***

26. Crack an 8 a.m. beer for Mifflin Festivities ***

27. Borrow a Union chair *** ~ For this full story, which includes items #33 and #44, pay attention next week!

28. Sit on Abe’s lap ***

29. Sing at the Karaoke Kid ***

30. Body Paint for a sporting event ***

31. Storm the Court *** ~ I actually got to do this twice… Once against Duke in basketball, the best hoops game I’ve ever been to. And again against the then Ohio State Buckeyes. A game that will go down as the best sporting event I’ll ever attend (most likely). On that particular occasion, I found myself on the goalpost in the middle of the celebrations.

32. Have (multiple) pitchers at the terrace ***

33. Skinny Dip in Mendota ***

34. Eat Breakfast at Mickey’s Dairy Bar *** ~ Mickey’s on a gameday is the experience every post-grad Badger needs to have. It’s the mecca for Wisconsin fans, and the food could not be better.

35. Bar Crawl ***

36. Interrupt a Campus Tour ***

The Harry Potter Series in One Lecture

The Harry Potter Series in One Lecture

37. Play kegball ***

38. Leave some graffiti somewhere in Memorial/College Lib *** ~ On my last day of class ever, we had a guest speaker and I decided to leave my mark on the University. It took the entire power lecture, but I got a pretty decent summary of the Harry Potter series written on my desk. (For a readable version, click here.

39. Go boating/kayaking/sailing on Mendota Lake and view the campus from the water (still hoping to find someone with a boat).

40. Visit the Henry Vilas Zoo ***

41. Play in the Library Mall fountain (the damn thing has been under renovations for the last 4 years… I may never check this one off…)

42. Watch a sunrise on the lake ***

43. Go to a concert on the Capitol Square ***

44. Streak Down State Street ***

45. Graduate! *** ~ I made it! It took 4 1/2 years, but I could not have had more fun. I almost didn’t choose Madison, but in the end, I found the perfect school for me.

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My Dreams ~ Melissa Faulkner

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Hey Chatterbugs… this is the first guest post on my blog! I am excited to have other writers bring voice to Attic Chatter, and would love to post your pieces anytime. Posts just need to semi-fit with one of the three categories, which is pretty simple, since #EotE is pretty much a modge-podge of topics.

Anywho, this particular story comes from my good friend Melissa Faulkner. Melissa is a social media guru, and she shares her dreams and aspirations of fame and social here. It’s a highly amusing piece, and I recommend it to anyone who likes social media humor! So without any further adieu, Enjoy “My Dreams” by Melissa Faulkner.

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This morning I read an article about Shaq’s personal social media guru. The concept of a social media guru is not news to me…but the potential clientele is. I’ve tried to weasel my way in to numerous social media ventures but I’ve mainly focused on small local start-ups.

UnknownNow, I can talk about social media until my head gets dizzy. I can talk about all things social media to my friends, family, and coworkers until they are blue in the face. I have always been an all-or-none girl, and lets just say social media has my “all.” I’ve been running some social media campaigns for various people/companies and my philosophy is always the same. Companies can’t afford not to do social media. And you need to provide a service upon a service.

As I was reading the before-mentioned article I thought mainly two things. 1) Celebrities are like little, self-contained companies that can DEFINITELY afford to do social media and 2) I could have written the article. Which led me to the conclusion that a life as a celebrity social media guru just might be my true calling. As a celebrity social media guru, I imagine my life to look something like this:

Wake up in my beautiful downtown Chicago flat. I have no idea what a “flat” technically is, but I know fancy people live in “flats” – not apartments. So therefore, I too, will live in a flat. I’ll whip up a quick espresso on my $400 espresso maker and then go into my “shoe lair” (as I will call it) and pick my outfit based off one of my 759 pairs of shoes.

My phone will ring.

-  Tyrone/X17online.com“Oh hayyy girl hayyyyy. How are you doing Beyonce?…Yes, perfect, I can meet you there in 30 to discuss my brilliant ideas for how to best launch your new baby attire line using Twitter…oh yaaaa of course the baby Blue is welcome. I’ll have the meeting catered….Ahi Tuna wraps? Mmm sounds great! See you soon B. Muah!”

As I zip up my perfect pair of Marc Jacob’s boots designed specifically for me, my phone will ring again.

Unknown-1“Tom Brady! It’s nice to hear from you again!…No, no, wait to post that photo of your recent haircut until after the game…Yes I know how stressful bad hair days can be…well when I fly out to meet you in the Caribbean next week, we can discuss that more….yes give my best to Giselle.”

Post lunch with Beyonce, I will head to the United Center to individually speak to every Bulls player about our latest twitter meme: #BullsAgainstBullies. As the Bull’s digital marketing consultant, I will have courtside tickets to most games. But every now and then, I will be an extra in the dance team. (As a social media guru, I will suddenly have excellent rhythm and rockin’ bod.)

As I am in a private car on my way to talk Facebook with Jennifer Aniston over pedicures, I will get another phone call.

“Hello?…Miley!…Oh you got my number from Lindsey? Oh yes, totally fine…yes we were able to do some really great things with Lindsey’s twitter account in terms of rebuilding her reputation in the eye of the public….Yes, Twitter can do the same for you!…Yes, your father can see everything you post…well there is a setting for that……Ok next Friday in LA?…You got it. Just do me a favor and do not tweet anything until we meet?….”

Post pedicures, my crazy day will have come to a close. I will go home to my flat and spend several hours watching Food Network and cuddling with my Pomsky (Pomeranian Husky) named Pocket, who will be the closest thing I have to a boyfriend because I will be a slave to the celebrities. But they will love me. And Pocket will love me. And my Shoe Lair will love me. And I will be perfectly happy.

XOXO,
Guru Girl.

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Cruising USA

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First off, I apologize for not getting this post out on Friday when it was scheduled to be out, but my lack of internetwebs throughout the weekend pushed it back until now. So, here comes the first of the Eclectic of the Eccentric! Enjoy!

A few months back, I ventured out of the Podunk backyard of my Wisconsin home and I hit the open road with two buddies on our way to California. We had a trunk full of snacks and Gatorades. We had music picked out for the first couple key destinations and we had a lot of enthusiasm. We drove for about 72 total hours, and let me tell you, there are some crazy things that happen on the highways when you’re hanging out for such a long time.

So here are 22 things that you encounter on any good roadtrip.

1. Crossing Landmarks for the first time is always exhilarating. For us, we had one rider who had never been west of Wisconsin. His first sighting of the Mississippi river was full of excitement. As three guys, we didn’t take a lot of pictures, but he did make us stop at the Mississippi River and up in the peaks of the Rockies.

2. Glimpsing all the picturesque scenery that our great nation has to offer. Sure, the fields of Nebraska were pretty darn boring, but seeing the majestic woods and mountains was breath-taking in Colorado.

3. If you truly want to get a good night of sleep, bring a feather pillow. They’re much more malleable and in car sleeping, you need to have some maneuverability.

4. Keeping track of all the interesting vanity plates you see on the drive. It’s one of the many games that keeps a long trip interesting.

5. Speaking of games, some of the classics like Padiddle and the ABC game are continuous over the course of the trip, and you even get to bring in your favorites from other things, like the HIMYM classic ZitchDog.

fogged6. Drawing on the windows at night when they get all fogged up. It’s childish, but it’s another little thing that takes your mind off the 30 hours to go.

7. As much as you plan your trip, you’ll still be at the mercy of Mother Nature. You might encounter a freak storm while you’re crossing the Rockies that slows your vehicle to a snail-like pace of 5 MPH.

8. Passing all of the interesting signs along the way, that when you’re driving, brighten your spirits. We were just coming back into Wisconsin and this big barn had “On Wisconsin” painted on it, and we all got super excited to be on the home stretch.

9. That moment when you come up over a hill and are barraged with a field of blinking lights! These fields of windmills surprised the bejeezes out of me the first time.

10. As cliché as it is, driving barefoot really is the best.

11. At the beginning of a trip, everyone tends to attempt to hold in their flatulence, but as soon as that first little stinker squeaks out, all hell breaks loose and the windows need to go down.

12. Deciphering the terminology of a road trip party is very difficult. Random words replace common things, like Sammies being Semi-trucks. It’s almost as if a mini language is being created.

13. This may not be a rule, but I think it should be -> On the highway, from 2-4 AM, you should be allowed to keep your brights on.

14. Simultaneously seeing a shooting star at 2:33 AM with your driver and making early morning wishes… My wish of a safe journey did indeed come true.images

15. Taking the occasional whiz in a bottle to save time, especially in the wee hours of the morning.

16. Contorting your body into an unimaginable variety of positions to get comfortable. And failing every time.

17. The constant analysis of how much time is left before you get home, and what percentage of the drive already over.

18. Sometimes, people get car sick… and they need to throw up… on I-80… with their head out the window… going 85 MPH… Sometimes, people is me.

19. Enjoying the tiny interactions between your car and other people on the road. Waves, faces, mini races, and anything in between helps make the ride a little shorter.

20. Releasing the pee that you’ve been holding for a good 75 miles, and feeling like the Hoover damn just broke free.

21. Stargazing from the passenger seat at four in the morning in the middle of nowhere. It’s amazing to get away from the polluting city lights and being able to look up and feel infinite.

22. The final home stretch run.

There’s nothing quite like a good road trip. It’s part journey, part adventure, and it’s a blast with good friends, no matter the reason or the destination.

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