Okay, this is a strange observation about where I live that I've had for some time, but I'm choosing now to share. I live in Binghamton NY, one of those small cities most people have never really heard of. It's located in Broome County, which is the same area that the guy who created The Twilight Zone is from. And I know why he did. This place is a black hole. And I don't mean that figuratively. I don't go on vacation often, but every once in a while, my grandmother takes me down to DC. It invariably takes more time to leave than to come back. We leave her house at between 8 and 9 in the morning, drive south through the states, stop at rest stops, and inevitably get stuck in traffic for about an hour. We arrive at our hotel at around five, just in time to eat at a restaurant. We have our fun, yadda yadda, then we pack up to go at the end of the week. We leave at between 8 and 9 again, still stopping at every rest stop. Usually the north traffic isn't as conjested, but we sometimes stop on the way back at a candy outlet in PA. The detour plus time spent is usually about an hour. Everything taken into account, we should arrive back at her house at around five, just like when we went, right? Same speed, same route, same travel delays, same time. Well, we actually usually arrive just after noon. The area I live is pulling us back, distorting time like a black hole. I live in the f@#king Twilight Zone!