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I now have my one-way ticket to parts unknown! I leave July 4 from… - Transience Divine
May 14th, 2008
05:43 pm

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I now have my one-way ticket to parts unknown! I leave July 4 from NYC and fly into Sao Paulo, Brazil. There, I find a place to leave my moving-bag, and spend the next couple weeks or months trekking around the country. PLUS, the funnest person in the entire world is going to meet me to explore (read: cut down) the Amazon-- getting drunk on riverboats, hanging off trees, seducing headhunters, discovering new species, endless craziness!

Time is running out... My schedule for the next two months includes:
  • This Saturday: Rocky Party! Cast, crew, and their guests are invited. Come to get drunk, naked, and off.
  • May 30: Salon Party! Come if you love discussion! Wine, philosophy, and good company.
  • June: Poker night? ICA visit? Camping trip? Vege dinner party? Drug orgy? Everything I have time for (which, admittedly, will be limited)! Salons on June 10 and 24!
  • June 28: Brazillian Party!!! (Going Away Party)-- EVERYONE should come to this! It starts Saturday evening, and continues into the Rocky afterparty. I'll set up an evite in June.

I need to go climbing, dancing, driving, hashing; I need to get my visa, storage, jobs, and give use sell pack and trash all my stuff; I need to finish teaching my Future seminar, writing up my other seminars for OpenCourseWare, and coding a working beta of the Travelers Network. And I need to spend all the rest of the time with good friends.

I'm torn: I don't want to lose my friends here! But I don't want to try to force a remote-presence, like some awful year-long goodbye, and I don't want to distance myself from the incredible things I can be doing in Brazil. I'll probably never return to greater-Cambridge, except to visit, but there are too many special people here that I don't want to lose track of, touch with, or connection to.

Should I start posting every day, like the LJ blogs with very active readerships?
Should I build an virtual park/living room, where I can run into friends online?
Should I just forget everyone, like I've done in the past?
Would you join a group forum, where we commit to posting something notable every 10 days?
Would you Skype with me every once in a while, just to catch up?

Live fully.

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From:sighlence
Date:May 14th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
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i want real letters. and maybe an occasional tangible photograph, that i can tack on a wall... or scan into my computer. i'll totally write back.

and i <3 your mood icon.
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From:jrising
Date:May 15th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
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Haha, definitely! I will totally send you actual, physical, blood and bone letters. Just tell me when you know your new address.
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From:leeniebeans
Date:May 21st, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
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Boo! I'm sad. Missed Rocky party this weekend and I'll miss the last one you have on the 28th due to a wedding in NY. Boo, hiss.
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From:leeniebeans
Date:May 21st, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
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Oh oh, real letters are also totally awesome.
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From:jrising
Date:May 21st, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
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Boo! Well, there's only one solution: you'll have to come visit me in Brazil. So, how was San Francisco??? Oh, do you want to get together sometime over dinner and exchange batteries?
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