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As I mentioned, I’m making a road trip out of moving to Seattle.  It won’t be too bad, except for the last day which I’m planning to be a little bit of a long haul.  To prepare for this, I have several methods:

  1. Caffeinated beverages and the like…but these usually don’t do much for me.
  2. Sunflower seeds - Munching on these keeps me very alert for some reason.
  3. A CB Radio for chatting with 18-wheelers. ;)
  4. A DC to AC power inverter so I can call long-lost friends in the middle of the night.
  5. Hours and hours of podcasts for my listening pleasure and mental stimulation.

To go along with #4, I’ve been exploring the iTunes Podcast directory and came across these awesome UC Berkley lecture podcasts, such as Human Emotion, Social and General Psychology, and more.  How cool is that?  I can sit there in my car and listen to instructors talk about anything from psychology, to early European history, to statistics and physics (although the latter two might be a little boring for me).  I’m sure the psych ones won’t keep my attention for hours straight, so I’ve also got a good mix of comedy and NPR.