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Thank god I don’t actually text like that.

I’ve been a little reluctant to follow the tour videos so far, mostly for fear it would send me into a depressive frenzy of shopping, playing video games, and resisting my left-over homework. (Long story). But really, that’s what I’ve been doing anyway. So I just caught myself up. Things are good. I liked when John and Ali updated us from inside somebody’s house or someplace about the scenery and locations they’d passed, it was a nice way to include us vicarious riders. I’d appreciate more pictures and videos of that kind of thing, though.

For people who feel similarly, don’t forget to keep up with the Flickr photo album. It gives you a little bit more. I like the pictures of Xaq juggling in DC, though it annoys me when people don’t rotate their sideways photos.

I’ve been in contact with John a few times via text messages. This is a transcript of that communication:

Me (16:40 Thu, Jun 11): If you ever get another free domain, you should use it to revive the Monkey Shakespeare Simulator.
John (16:40): It died?
Me (16:42): Years ago. Nobody has an official record what the last “longest match” was. This must be fixed.

Me (18:45 Sun, Jun 14): How/where did you get the gas price ticker for your computer?
John: Osx widget.

Me (18:00 Tue, Jun 16): Comedy Central signed on (or is talking about it) Futurama for a new season. Family Guy comeback, eat your heart out.
John (18:01): Heard rumors about that, anything solid?
Me (18:03): It was on the news this mroing. (read: in the paper a few days ago that comcen/fox (same thing?) was talking about it.)

Me (23:39 Fri, Jun 19): Sam’s Comics != True

Scintillating, I know.

Actual Futurama news: it’s true!