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Escaping velocity. Not just eternity, but infinity. - Transience Divine
October 19th, 2007
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Escaping velocity. Not just eternity, but infinity.
I've decided to leave Cambridge at the end of next semester, in 8 months. This area has been such a wonderful home to me; Randomites, ESGers, Scadians, Olinites, Rockies: you've each been a family to me beyond my wildest imagination (not to mention my actual family, who I’ll miss horribly). I love every one of you, and it hurts just imagining leaving, but I'm due.

This January, I'm heading to South America-- to Argentina, Brazil, and Chile-- to check out the scene there. Maybe Costa Rica too, if I can fit it in. Come with me! Talk to me before December and we’ll make plans.

Come June, I'll either leave for there or Europe, or possibly points further out. I might get an apartment, a job, a girlfriend whose language I don't understand, or I might stick to the road, doing computer work remotely and building up my travel blog business. Probably both.

I have no clue how long I'll be there. There are a million reasons I might come back to the states. But if I do, I'll probably head to the left coast, to San Francisco or Seattle. I might come back to Boston (for a million reasons), but not for a couple years at least.

Eight months seems like such a short time, with so much to do, and so few chances for the things I like most. A few more rocky after-parties to host, fewer salons than I have digits, a class to teach, learning to drive. I'm making a list of what I need to do before I leave-- poke me if you want to be on it!

Current Music: If you love it, you leave it, 'cause you hate that you need it.

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From:anastasia1
Date:October 19th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
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*Poke*
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From:jrising
Date:October 20th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
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*grin* You're absolutely on my list! I can't wait-- well, maybe until after Halloween, anyway...
From:asdr83
Date:October 19th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Make sure to hit Brazil around Mardi Gras, Carnivale is awesome. Just remember that the bigger cities have a lot of murders during that time so the smaller celebrations are safer (and just as good).
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From:jrising
Date:October 20th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Woo! I need to get back to MIT in time to teach, but Mardi Gras is early this year (about the earliest it can be!), and in Brazil, Carnival ends on Mardi Gras-- which means I can just make it! Thanks for the pointer-- I'm totally going.
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From:sighlence
Date:October 19th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
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sounds amazing. enjoy. :]
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From:jrising
Date:October 19th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Thanks-- and good to see you on LJ!
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From:g_w_s
Date:October 19th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
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I hope that wherever you are, you will continue to submit stories to LJ.. your writings are always very interesting to read.

Pictures of far-off lands are a bonus. =)
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From:neko038
Date:October 20th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
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Wow, i commend you on your adventurism. It sounds great. Though, you will be missed.
Crys
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From:little_e_
Date:October 20th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
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Hopefully we'll be in the Seattle area by the time you make it there, so look us up :)
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From:yare
Date:October 20th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
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I'm moving to London next month, so if you are ever passing through and need a place to crash, let me know!
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From:honeyartichoke
Date:October 22nd, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
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wow! enjoy the travels and good luck :-)
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From:boingboing
Date:November 13th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)

Travel companion?!

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Hey Mister! I'm looking to do something completely different next semester, either during my spring break (March 15-23rd), or immediately after my Oral Comp Exam (to be scheduled). Would you be interested in a traveling companion for a week or two? South America would kick major ass, we can practice the spanish we forgot from years ago!
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