As everyone within 100 miles of Los Angeles knows, this weekend is Carmageddon, i.e., the shutdown of the 405 freeway.

The spillover onto the surface streets means it’s going to be gridlock everywhere. Most people are staying in the whole weekend, which is actually kind of nice. I don’t have anywhere I need to be this weekend, except there’s one problem: Chloe lives in Sherman Oaks.

To get from Sherman Oaks to Brentwood (or vice versa) may in fact be impossible this weekend. That’s why I have proposed to Chloe a novel idea: we are going to have a sleepover. That’s right, Chloe is moving in. At least until Monday.

We have a lot of activities planned. Movie marathon, dog park, game of Monopoly. Maybe we’ll even make S’mores on the stove. She has to go to the adopt-a-pet thing on Sunday but I’m wondering if walking around exclusively without any driving will enhance my opportunities to talk to strangers. Stay tuned…

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5 thoughts on “Carmageddon”

  1. Should be a nice test of where you and she are in the relationship, as that’s a lot of time to spend together. Make sure your house is much cleaner than usual … I don’t know what it is, but (the vast majority of) women are more highly sensitive to degrees of clutter/dirtiness, and will often behave rashly in reaction to whatever they deem to have exceeded minimum cleanliness threshholds.

  2. I just discovered your blog because I follow Sam Levine on twitter and he just posted a link. Life is funny sometimes. I just read your manifesto and it sounded very familiar. I just started a podcast myself. I’m not into self promotion, but I think we are in somewhat similar circumstances. To see that you’ve maintained your project for a year encourages me. Thanks! On the off chance you had some time to kill:
    Lastly, I encourage you to keep going. =)

  3. Hi, just found the blog, and even though I felt like your “people you despise” list was a personal attack I love it!

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