I haven't been on this thing in ages... at least to post. Nothing really new in my life except for the trip to Western Europe and ongoing unemployment. I'm actually trying a new career path, building a new business with my bare hands (literarally, with html code and CSS). But I won something on the radio today, which reminded me that I haven't updated my LJ in ages.
- FOO FIGHTERS TICKETS! (won em today in case ya heard. Apparently I wasn't too excited so Scott - who is quite a bag of douche - made me do 3-4 shouts and edited them together for my audio clip)
- Meet 'n Greet w. Queens of the Stone Age (won the week before I left. A parting present to myself)
- Messenger bag from eBay*
- track jacket from eBay*
- Snatch game from eBay*
*I know I paid for these but HEY let me celebrate.
Congratulations to Jenn and Jess for the additions in their lives. May they yield the happiness as you so deserve. Also congrats to Myrna for her epiphany of uncontrollable foxiness. Go get 'em tiger!
By the way, Jen are they hiring for Next Big Thing or are all the slots filled for promo work?
My trip to England and France, Scotland and Wales were undeniably the best experiences of my life in the travel realm. The abundance of history that resides in the walls of ancient cathedrals, museums, and in the majority of the architecture evokes this sense of smallness from an American perspective. Not so much a feeling of "the world is so big" but more "my universe is so small." Having seen the sights, heard the sounds, tasted the delicacies, and experienced the life across the pond has spurned a yearning for more. I plan to take further trips with people I know here, people I've met on my trips, and people I will meet on these future trips. All parallelism aside, my breath was taken away in every city (except for Glasgow. I can always explain that off the record ^_^) and the hospitality shown to me was second to none.
The unique idea behind the trip is called Couchsurfing. Not in the traditional sense where you meet someone on the street. CS (as we call it) has been integrated onto the net and peoples' profiles and cities can be searched with ease. Everyone has a current status for CSing and you as a CSer can request or talk to them in advance. Think...Facebook for couches. I was more fortunate because I found hosts in virtually every city. If anyone has questions or concerns I will be hosting in my city and can give you the heads up, show you the ropes, spread some information. There are ambassadors, parties by region/city. It really is a massive collective of couches, beds, sleeping bags, and floors to give the not-so-financially-blessed traveller an opportunity to see more on a budget. The lack of comfort if usually made up by the hospitality shown by each host. Anyway, enough rambling. I'll post links to my galleries soon.