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The Year of Outward Mobility
2004 was the year of reflection, growth, understanding, and finding peace and mastery with my place in the universe. Things were discovered, ties were broken, growths were nurtured, and a serene power was cultivated.
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.

Feeling: hungry hungry
Listening to: System of a Down, Lost in Hollywood

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celaeno From: celaeno Date: May 25th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Screw the California coast!

Oh come on, you know you want to visit us!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: May 25th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Screw the California coast!

It's funny, I was thinking of that, and realized that you're in the one state/province we're skipping besides Alaska.

If our trip to grayeland was later, or SIGUCCS was later, we could have made it a complete trip down every single state. And if both were in October, it would have been a NAFTA trip.

Oh well.

Besides, bradfitz has moved from Portland to San Francisco, so that's another reason to visit Portland gone. And there's no Morimoto's in Portland, right? :-)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: May 25th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Screw the California coast!

And brad's even an A list Blogebrity.
jenniever From: jenniever Date: May 25th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC) (Hard link)


"Year of the E-Friend" is a paltry second installment to the first "Year of reflection, growth, understanding, and finding peace and mastery with my place in the universe"

I feel like what you could have at least done was say "The Year of Outward Mobility" or something a little more impressive.

E-friend feels like a big letdown. Boo!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: May 25th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC) (Hard link)


I like your name for the year better than mine, and will change it in my subject line.

But sometimes you get the year of the dragon, and sometimes you get the year of the rat.

BTW, you should weigh in here about your former classmate.
mrfantasy From: mrfantasy Date: May 26th, 2005 10:00 am (UTC) (Hard link)


You made it into SIGUCCS? Was I supposed to know that before I left? Regardless, congratulations!

kingfox From: kingfox Date: May 26th, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC) (Hard link)



windexcowboy and I found out midnight of the 23rd that we got in. They rejected jenniever's papers (one of which was extremely excellent and I hope she still writes it and we use aspects of it) for being too K-8ish.
dasubergeek From: dasubergeek Date: May 27th, 2005 04:34 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Sure... depending on how many of you marauding East Coast types there are, we may be able to offer crash space, if you don't mind being twenty minutes out of the "tourist" areas of LA.
agentorrange From: agentorrange Date: May 27th, 2005 09:53 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Bro I can't seem to find the URL for The Crew story starring your own self, if its still active could you replay to this so I might laugh myself silly once again?
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