2005 is year of the e-Friend. This year, I will meet more online buddies than any year before. Beyond MB2K, beyond the BBS meets of old, this year I get physical entities to attach to the fleeting names and nodes on the net. This year I get to stare into the eyes of so many lj user equalses.
This started with wideathtrip. It will continue on with jenniever and I flying to Seattle next month. We'll travel to Victoria for Canada Day, where we'll meet graye and crew. Any other people in the Pacific Northwest should say hi.
Then, in November, I go off to SIGUCCS again. The Publication field of my accomplishments will become Publications, and I'll have a good time with jenniever, windexcowboy, and blackbytes in Monterey. I've already talked to a couple of the San Francisco (where we're flying into) and Santa Cruz people, and have touched base about having a drink with a few people. After the trip from SF to Monterey, we're then going down along the coast. Thursday, November 10th, we'll hit Los Angeles. Hopefully I can meet some more of you California freaks then. Friday we finish off the trip in San Diego with a jennifriendfoodfriday, and then head back home. Some are talking about flying up to SF and flying back out of SF, I might drive the car back up if it's cheaper. We were talking about going off to Circus Mexicus, making it a crazy ass trip from San Francisco to Mexico, unfortunately it looks like the concert's going to be held October this year. That's hella early, so no repeat of an amazing weekend. Still, it should be an awesome little jaunt down the coast.
So if you live anywhere along the Pacific coast, contact me, we'll do lunch. We might crash with you. Now is the time. Do what you can to help make this grand tour a success.
Speaking of travel, there's two journals people should read if you've got the itch to travel to foreign lands. The first journal most of you already read, and that's the aforementioned graye's writings. He's currently on an amazing jaunt about Europe and the Middle East, and has been posting some great writings and photos. The other is gotmahmojo, the kid who was part of the group that stalked me my sophomore year at drewuniversity. Based out of Taiwan, his band The Deported recently did a tour visiting Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and so on. Read the tale of a punk rocker and the punk rock scene in SE Asia. A good read.