"I'm sorry, but I have had it! I have never heard of such a Christmas! Sex... and drugs... an-an-and women being set on fire!"
On that rather auspicious note, I'd like to announce what will hopefully be the first writeup in a series for the coming year. Tremble in fear-- I'm writing again.
It's a strange thing, moving thousands of miles away from the country you grew up in, then moving back, if not quite to the same place. Things change. Friends move on. Family scatters. And you are left sitting by yourself in a city far away from the people and things you knew and loved. If that sounds lonely and more than just a little bit depressing, that's because it is.
There are ways around it, of course. New friends can be made, with a little (or, in my case, a lot of) effort. You can make new family, too, I suppose, though that usually requires a very large basement with built-in restraints, a drunken night in Vegas, or your very own clone farm. An easier thing to do is to go visit the friends you already have. With that in mind, I'd like to announce something of a reverse nodermeet.
Thanks to my ever-increasing student loans, I now have a small surplus of cash I intend to use to go visit people foolish enough to want to adopt a green-haired twenty-four-year-old with a squid fascination for a few days. Listed below are the places I plan to visit this holiday season. Should anyone in the vicinity be interested in meeting up for calamari, knitting, indie rock shows, or trips to the aquarium, /msg me and we'll see what can be done. If you're reading this and we've ever talked, it'd be nice to see you.
- 19/20 Dec. to 29 Dec. -- Baltimore, MD, with a possible trip into the District of Columbia.
- 29 Dec. to 1 Jan. -- Boston, MA.
- 1 Jan. to 6/7ish Jan. -- Jersey, with promised excursions into The City and maybe Philly. The Wednesday & Thursday of the week in question are open for
debauchery visiting, as my host has to go to something called "work".
There you have it, folks. If you want to prove to yourself that I don't have either tentacles or a beak this holiday season, you know how to reach me. And if you don't have time this year or happen to live in Europe or, even worse, the Midwest, give it a little while. I did mention this was the first in a series, after all...