Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ridin’ Solo

Tracy's Tips for Staying Awake on the Road

*Set your iPod to all songs and hit shuffle. Try to identify songs by name and artist in 10 seconds or less.
*Turn on Glee songs and belt it out. Preferably "Hate on Me" with Mercedes and "Rose's Turn" with Kurt.
*Alternate humming and whistling along with songs.
*Make loud popping sounds (like Donkey on Shrek)
*Run over a UDO (unidentified dead object)
*Drink a LOT of water. Just keep in mind that some rest stops are spread really far apart.
*Brian Regan
*Dance to Single Ladies and Bad Romance.
*Mentally calculate the miles to your destination. Divide by your current miles per hour. Add extra time for each small town that you must travel through. Determine the exact time you intend to arrive. Recalculate as needed or after every town.
*Sing the entire soundtrack of Wicked as loudly as possible.
*Wave at all the cars that pass you.
*Enjoy the scenery and fall foliage. (This one does not apply to travel in Texas during the winter.)
*Play the jelly bean game with yourself. Make sure to only eat half a jelly bean so that you don't have to spit it out and guess what color it used to be.
*Roll down the window, chew some gum, and listen to a country radio station.
*Make a list of things to write about the next time you get around to blogging.

As an added bonus, here's my personal collection of songs that I cannot resist singing along with:

The "Gotta Sing Along" Playlist

Fidelity - Regina Spektor

Gold Digger – Glee Cast version

Hemorrhage (In My Hands) – Fuel

White Man – Gungor

Go West Young Man – Michael W. Smith

Take Me to Your Leader – Newsboys

Mr. Brightside – Killers

I'm Yours – Jason Mraz

Company Car – Switchfoot

Grandma's Feather Bed – John Denver

Drops of Jupiter – Train

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

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