Tomorrow night Spaniard and I will embark on a journey to upstate New York for a weekend filled with booze, basketball and hopefully babes. We will be spending the weekend at Syracuse University to watch the Big East showdown of #7/8 Villanova verse #4 Syracuse. Well, I don't even know if I'll be attending the game but you better believe I'll be having a blast while it's going on. Also, I can give two shits about who wins. But back to the whole journey part of this trip. I'm calling it a journey because it's taking place during the night and it will be snowing, both integral parts in the definition of the word journey. Okay, so maybe it's not a journey and more of a road trip but whatever, I'm really not looking forward to it. The reason I'm not looking forward to it is because road trips honestly suck. The entire trip with stops and stuff should take about 4.5 hours. I know what some of you are thinking "Pssh, 4.5 hours, that's nothing, I've driven like 17 hours once!" Well, for starters, I'm sorry you're poor and couldn't afford a plane ticket, secondly, to me, once a travel time in a car exceeds 4 hours, it mine as well be 17 hours.
Road trips are so overrated. They always seem like they'd be fun and cool right? You and your buddies, shootin' the shit, jamming to beats in anticipation of getting to some cool destination but then 2 hours into the trip all your friends are asleep, your lower back is killing you, and the CD your buddy made has the same exact songs as the CD your other friend made. Back in my days at Butler after they axed the lacrosse program my friends and I went to Miami for Spring Break. Half of us flew, while the other half drove. I'm pretty sure out of my friends who drove, 2 of them never made it, but then again Spring Break 2K7 was all a blur. Woooo! College! But seriously I would never drive in a car that long.
I've been on some lengthy road trips and they're never fun. Maybe I'm just driving in the wrong parts of the U.S. I mean, driving through upstate New York makes me second guess my state pride and driving through the midwest makes me second guess America as a whole. This road trip will be worth it as long as "Cuse Nation" shows me a good time. So to anyone who will be at Syracuse this weekend, please come find me. I'll be the drunk guy.