When I first moved to New York City, I would carry out the same daily ritual each morning. I would sit in my freezing rented bedroom (I hadn't figured out the intricacies of steam heat yet) huddled over my computer and plug in every single address I planned to visit that day, in the order I planned to visit them, into Google Maps. Then I would write down directions to each stop on a Post-it note, fold it once, put it in my pocket and bundle up to face the scary city. It was winter. Did you catch that part? It also dumped an average of 24 inches of snow every other day. It wasn't easy to feel at home in a place that seemed to be going out of its way to make me feel as uncomfortable as possible. But I continued to follow my little procedure and eventually I stopped needing to carry a Post-it note. Not long after that I stopped needing to look at Google Maps. It was liberating to feel like I had conquered the beast and could travel anywhere on a whim. A success story for someone who has never had a reliable sense of direction.
In this week's episode, Getting Around, Kenley hasn't quite gotten to that point. She's taken the "my phone will tell me" approach - which doesn't sit too well with older sister Michelle. Phones, after all, run out of batteries or - heaven forbid - get stolen. And then what? Hint: the answer is not "ask a station agent."
Watch Kenley's hilarious lack of knowledge regarding her own surroundings, as well as Michelle's older sibling instinct kick into gear, in Episode 4 - Getting Around.
Hey, it's the holidays - and we just want to take a minute to thank you for all your support over the past year with Seasons 1 and 2 of The Digressions. Our generous fans who made Season 2 possible via our Kickstarter campaign really knocked our socks off, and we're grateful to have the chance to bring you more Digressions. We're only a third of the way through Season 2 and we have some major fun for you ahead in the coming weeks. But holidays are not so much about wasting countless hours on YouTube, so we'll be taking a two week hiatus from new episode releases and catch you in the new year. Look for Episode 5 to debut on January 7.
Happy Holidays to you and yours! May you survive any conversations with your extended family about "what you do for a living."
Jordan McArthur and The Digressions Crew