I’ve been off the road and back from my adventure for almost three weeks.
That’s a really long time to be sleeping in the same bed, which is a really weird thing to say. I’m getting back into the swing of life with Oz 5000 open and life moving forward on the literary front. But I have noticed a few things that are super weird since getting off the bus.
Food. Fridges are a miraculous thing! You can put so much food in them, and when you come back the next day, you still have food! It’s amazing.
Also fantastic: having a washer and dryer in your house. I can have clean underwear whenever I want! What a thrill!
Sleeping for the night and then being awake for the whole day feels really weird now. I mean, I should sleep for a few hours in a bed, wake up and have breakfast, then go back to sleep on the floor of a bus for a while longer.
Speaking of sleeping on the floor, trying to sleep sitting up on a plane was the worst/weirdest thing. If I didn’t think I would’ve been arrested/shunned by polite society, I would have curled up on the floor under my airplane seat and had a much better flight to Europe.
Closets are like real world Narnia artifacts. You reach into a closet and get to select a different shirt than the same five you’ve been wearing for eight months. I don’t care if you bought the astounding collection of twelve sundresses yourself, getting to choose between them is a ridiculous extravagance.
Decent Wi-Fi can change your life. The amount of work I can get done grows exponentially when I can Google things. Is it legal to blow up your own car? Google it. Flights to Alaska. Google it.
You don’t have to buy everything off of Amazon and hope you’re in the right state when your package arrives. Like, if you need Emergen-c, you can drive to Target and buy some. And then take it home and make a glass. Then put that glass in your dishwasher.
Don’t get me wrong, I had a great time on tour. Living on a bus allowed me to have some awesome adventures I might never have found on my own.
But getting to wash my clothes whenever I want is really, really great.