Mario Villalobos

Cruise Control

I left San Diego last night at around 11 PM. I drove for a few hours, then I pulled over onto the side of the road and fell asleep for a few hours. When I woke up, the sun had just begun to rise, and I felt better. Unfortunately, that feeling didn’t last long. After a few hours of driving, I felt tired again, so I again pulled over on the side of the highway and took a little nap. I repeated this for pretty much the whole day. At around 3:30 PM, I made it to Draper, Utah, which contains the only IKEA in the whole state. I needed to buy one more bookcase, so I pulled into their parking lot, bought my bookcase, and headed back out on the road. I pulled over just once more and took a mini nap, about maybe ten minutes, and I’ve been on the road since then. For the most part, I’ve had my car on cruise control, and I’ve just been listening to various things, a mix of music and podcasts. I’m now in Idaho Falls, Idaho, utterly tired and ready to go home. It looks like I won’t make it home until around 2 AM, in which case I’ll just collapse in bed and sleep until I wake up. I’ll then proceed unloading my car and building furniture. On Monday, I head back to work.

Did I mention I’m utterly exhausted?