“Hello. I'm on a bus going across the Puget Sound, maybe? Some large body of water in Washington state that's really quite blue and beautiful. It is 6:00 local time. I've been awake since ... I guess that would be 12:30 last night local time, 'cause I was up at ... or maybe 1:30 last night -- I dunno. I was up at 4:30 this morning Eastern time to be at my parents' house at 6:30 to meet the limo at 7:00 to be at the airport by I don't even know when. We schlepped from Pittsburgh to Minneapolis, made a brisk jog through the airport and then went from Minneapolis to Seattle. The hotel that we're staying at is in the far reaches of the suburbs. Like, the suburb that it's in has kind of a metropolitan downtown area and we're a good long ways away from there. So I took an hour and a half bus ride into Seattle today, spent like an hour there and I'm just so frickin' exhausted that I'm already heading back toward Bellevue. I'm thinking tomorrow I might just dump a giant pile of cash and take a cab because ... because it will be my only other day to explore here and this whole buses-from-the-outskirts thing is exhausting. I had to walk a mile to even get *to* the bus. And I have a sinking suspicion that when I get off the bus I'm gonna have another mile to walk tonight, so ... yaay! I dunno. There's a computer at the hotel and so at some later point I may sit down and actually type something, though for right now my priorities are eating and showering. Oh! And about 15 minutes ago, this bus was riding alongside a car with a vanity plate that said "OPIE."”
Transcribed by: hopita
What I thought was the Puget Sound was actually Lake Washington.