Wednesday, 13 May 2009

A quote sandwich. Feast on the filling.

"In the last week, I've uprooted myself from my home of fifteen years, moved all the way across the country away from everything I care about, and plunged myself into a frightening new career! The first few nerve-racking moments, I walk in here and find my producer lobbying to get herself transferred to another show! Abe Lincoln had a brighter future when he picked up his tickets at the box office!"

Frasier Crane

Clever people start their blogs with quotes. Look ^. Magic. You think I'm cleverer now. It's customary now to detail what this blog is about....

This blog is about Frasier.

my arm? (no).

Well, a little bit about Frasier, but far, far, far more about my self-indulgent, credit crunch evading, swine flu bothering journey across America.

I disappear 23 June, and return on 11 September. I drive from Seattle to Boston, and then fly out from NYC. Pretty much the Reverse Frasier (moving from Boston to Seattle between Cheers and his eponymous show). I'm sure he used to visit New York too.

The Emerald City to Beantown to the Big Apple. Hopefully this won't happen while I'm out there. 35mph wave of molasses. NO THANKS.

For those of a mathmatical bent, here's some boring stats to ponder:
1 car.
2 people.
1 driver.
8,000 miles(ish)
3 countries (maaaaaybe)
24 states

Departure in 5 weeks, 6 days.

Steel yourselves, readers. It's going to be a wild ride.

"I'm going to rock your world in quite a gentle way. Like a delicious cake as opposed to a bag of drugs."
David O'Doherty


This trip is the reverse Frasier because Frasier moved from Boston to Seattle, Cheers to Frasier. Both those shows? Cancelled. Does this bode well?

Frasier in happier days

Kelsey Grammar played Frasier Crane. The actor's biog is littered with tragedy like a porcupine at a pool party. His father was killed on the family home's front lawn, when Kelsey was 13. In 1975 his sister was murdered, after being abducted outside a restaurant in Colorado. 1980- his twin half-brothers were killed by a shark. His second wife tried to kill herself after a miscarriage. Cocaine addiction. Alcohol addicition. Heart attack. Last show Back To You- cancelled. (props to wikipedia. you my homeboy, yo).

Tragedy follows Kelsey around like a Greek chorus. Is this the kind of mascot you would want to accompany you across the States?

We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed.