Monday, January 31, 2005

Where the heck have I been?

Surfing around, I stumbled upon this site that generates a map of all of the countries that you've traveled to. So, here's where I've been:

With the size of the map, all of the European countries that I've visited are jumbled together. And you can barely see St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas.

Or, if you've never ventured outside of the US, you can break it down by state. Full disclosure: I have only spent a few hours in Florida during a layover on a trip to Puerto Rico, but I'm counting it as "visited."

Apparently, I have an aversion to Kentucky.

Kind of makes me want to get a Winnebago so that I can put the maps on the back.

Credit Due: Digital Musings

32 comments:

spydrz said...

How did you skip Rhode Island? We drove through there on the way to Baaaston once. "Spring Break '97!!!!"

Micah said...

Did we? It must've flown by. Guess I'll have to edit the map.

spydrz said...

I think so. I was driving, don't you have that videotape? Where there's a lot of snow and only one song on the radio.

panthergirl said...

This is cool, Micah! My son will love it, too.

Micah said...

Okay, map is fixed to reflect my frolic through Rhode Island. I don't believe that I have that videotape.

panthergirl - Yeah, I thought these maps were pretty neat.

KPMD said...

I just made my map and I realized two things:

1) I have not explored the midwest (eh, I guess I'll live without seeing South Dakota)

2) A "Where in the world is KPMD" game would be really easy to play as I've only been to North America, Europe, and like two islands.

I would love to see that tape from "Spring Break '97" - those were crazy times, man. I remember a certain blogger and his "idiot circus boy" hat. Those were the days...

spydrz said...

That tape's another one to digitize and put on the web. Along with "Heaven's Shadow" and the mono tape.

spydrz said...

KPMD-I'll be in South Dakota again in May. I can bring some prairie grass back as a momento.

Micah said...

KPMD -
1) I don't consider South Dakota the "Midwest." I'm not sure what I would classify it as. To tell the truth, I haven't thought about South Dakota in years.
2) I'm exactly the same (only I've been to 3 islands).

As for my Jo-Jo the Idiot Circus Boy Hat, I wore it the other day because it was (and still is) DAMN COLD in Cowtown. Sometimes you gotta sacrifice style. Not that I did because I'm dead sexy in that hat.

spydrz said...

Eastern South Dakota is considered midwest. They border Minnesota, ja? However, I think that western South Dakota has more in common with Wyoming, which it borders. However, the southern border is with Nebraska. So you decide.

spydrz said...

I about forgot, but this here's a great link to SD culture...and it mentions "the west."

http://www.walldrug.com/

Micah said...

I consider the following "The Midwest": Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Wisonsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Bascially, if you've got a Big Ten school in your state, you're in (with the notable exception of Pennsylvania).

spydrz said...

Not Kansas?

Micah said...

Is there a Big Ten school there? Nope.

spydrz said...

Where I live, we only speak ACC and SEC.

Micah said...

I spit on the ACC (except for VA Tech).

spydrz said...

Go Blue Devils!!

KPMD said...

Did you just say, "Go Blue Devils"????????
Micah, can we temporarily ban spydrz for such anathema?

I, actually, consider South Dakota to be in some sort of weird nowhere-land (hey, isn't that where nowhere-man lives?), but it was the most obscure state I could think of at the time.

In regards to the aforementioned hat, it is a dead sexy headcovering. No doubt about that.

spydrz said...

Anathema? Were we not discussing ACC sports? One cannot discuss ACC basketball without mentioning the team run by Coach K. Even if his hair doesn't ever move.

Shamrock said...

Micah you have been to 4 islands:
1. UK
2. Bahamas
3. St. Marteen
4. PR

Kate The Great said...

Aversion to Kentucky! Shame on you! It's a lovely place full of Southern charm and hospitality you just won't find across the river in Cincinnatuh. But it's also very hip (at least Lex and L-Ville are) and progressive thinking in a way that outshines much of the South.

You should come down here for the horse races in April.

spydrz said...

Mint juleps for everyone!

KPMD said...

Just because one is discussing the ACC does not mean one must support the Blue Devils. I am a big Coach K fan, but those North Carolina teams turn my stomach. I'm surprised Shamrock did not chide you for rooting on another team. Oh well, I'll let it slide just this once. Next time, I'm making you listen to the entire Spider basketball season on the internet with Shamrock. You've been warned.

spydrz said...

Well, there's only one NC ACC team to root for: Duke. As for rooting for a non-UR team, they're in a different conference and I've been cheering for them since I was a kid. The internet broadcasts are not necessary since I can go to most of the games :)

Micah said...

Shamrock - I realize that the UK's an island, but I didn't lump it in with the rest. I was counting ones where the people aren't so...pasty.

KtG - I'm not saying that I never want to visit Kentucky, but it sure looks that way from my map. The "progessive thinking" is scaring me away, though.

KPMD - I don't think it'd be wise for spydrz to listen to UR's games. We'd surely lose then and we can't really afford any more losses.

spydrz said...

I'd like to point out that Micah's map made all the northeastern states red :)

Kim said...

Honey, we all have an aversion to Kentucky....

Kate The Great said...

Kentucky is wonderful. As a Midwestern/New Englander... I have fallen in luuuuv with the Bluegrass. Everyone should come visit... I'll throw a great bash with Hot Browns and Makers Mark for everyone!

Spydrz... um. Rooting for Duke? That's bad. Very, very bad!

spydrz said...

Why is everybody so anti-Duke??

pri said...

Only and 8% of the World (20 countries), it seems I have to travel a bit more.

Btw, I stole your post for my blog.

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