Going through the boxes from the book tonight I came across the tapes. Most of them are so garbled now that you can barely decipher what's being said. I managed to get this, the opener, where it all began, and frankly magic happened. She called me Kate even when I preferred to be Kat, so as I got older, depending where I was traveling to I would answer to a gamut of different names. But for the book I'm called Kat and the tape I'm called Kate. These days, depending on your location I will turn around to anything from Kat to Kitty to Katelan.
(Speaking Into The Recorder)
Kat: February 16th, my cousin Holly and I are taking a road trip. Wherever we end up, we end up. We don't care. We're fucking going crazy. This is our night. We're running away.
Holly: We have time, lots of time. We have forty-eight hours to be awake, to have fun, to live life and not think about it. My mind is clear right now, absolutely clear. I have no thoughts except for me, Kat, this
car, and our budget of $5.25 and a gas card. We are going to make an adventure out of this.
It's not a great recording, and as the night progresses it's harder and harder to understand. But it was the beginning and that's all that really matters. And as you can see the edits were tiny.