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May 26th, 2005


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01:35 am - wanna go for a ride?
okay asking people one by one is boring, so i'll let the internet do it for me!
i'm moving to washington, via xtreme xcountry car driving action. according to google, and therefore undoubtedly true, the drive is somewhere in the vicinity of 45 hours. i was planning to go it solo, take my time, visit people on the way. but this has been vetoed by concerned parents. apparently i have to do this on the buddy system. however, in exchange for hijacking the trip, they have offered to pay for a plane flight back for whoever is awesome enough to come with me (or the other way around, if you are already out that way and want to jet out to nh and take a nice ride back).
your main responsibilities would be to do half the driving, help me navigate highways based on faulty internet directions, fight zombies, help me decide which cd to put on next, and just generally be awesome. bonus points if you don't mind living on pb&j, sketchy roadside diners, and other such things; sleeping in 4-star hotels a ditch; visiting my friends you don't know (they're awesome, don't worry!); getting lost and winding up in guatamala; etc.
this trip is scheduled to begin bright and early (ha!) on the morning of august somethingth (unless august is no good. i'm flexible), at which point we will begin our funfilled lifechanging adventure and hopefully manage to go in the direction of mostly west (i am also flexible about this. like i said, i want to visit some people on the way. if you have some pals along the route, we could stop there too).

so: who wants to be my god is my copilot?

[these questions are all nonbinding, obviously. i want to see who can maybe go when, etc]
[oh, and as there was some confusion last time: you need a livejournal acct to fill in the poll. you don't need one, however, to leave creepy anonymous comments. dan likes when those say who they are from, however]

Poll #500943 drive side

are you interested? and could you go?

definitely
2(33.3%)
probably
1(16.7%)
maybe
1(16.7%)
unlikely
2(33.3%)
fuck off
0(0.0%)

when would be good for you? (approximate date range) how long could you get off work / stand to be in a car with me?

anything you'd like to add? any questions? blasphemous rumors? leave them here or in comments or wherever



and now it's bedtime, and then worktime, and then who knows. sarahtime?
and someday i'll make an actual update in here too. it'll be fun.
state: take it hip to hip, rock it through the wilderness
np: around the world the trip begins with a kiss

(16 shots upside the head | en garde!)

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From:miss_geek
Date:May 26th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
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oh... and so since i probably won't be able to be the one that flies back east and drives out west with ya, you have to at least stop in southern cali and say hi before you end up in washington :)
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 1st, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
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yeah i am thinking that getting 2 tickets is pretty unlikely (and like i won't have enough trouble cramming all my junk into the car already with 2 people in it. i guess we could strap dasan to the roof).
i think by the time i get to the west coast, i won't want to do any more driving for a couple of decades, so i dunno about stopping in on the way (which is pretty out of the way for being on the way, too). i am totally gonna come down and visit though, no worries
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 1st, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
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sarahtime didn't happen, which is sad. keep me updated on your vacation-granting books
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 26th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)

Seattle

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It would help if whoever you are going with can drive a standard shift car.
JYM
From:sillypoot
Date:May 26th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah, do you still drive a standard? Because if you do, I'm right out of the picture
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 1st, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
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i bet you would make an excellent hood ornament
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From:lunarecho
Date:May 26th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
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i'm out too unless someone teaches me. we DO have all summer. anyways...i want to go out west SO BADLY. you must know because, staying across the hall from you and all, i talk your ear off all the time about how much i want to TRAVEL!

i want to go to cali more than anything.
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 1st, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
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heh, yeah i had gotten the impression..

i need to start writing down everyone who's said yes, and like, decide. or something.
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From:travelangel
Date:May 26th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
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I thought leyse was your co-pilot for the trip... did i miss a chapter?
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From:feste
Date:May 27th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
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The story *I* heard was that he doesn't want to run the risk of getting sick of his future roommate before even moving in. =)
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 1st, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
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haha i don't think getting sick was quite what i said
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From:leyse
Date:May 28th, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
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plus i really need the time to pull some extra hours at work.
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 1st, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
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she is a possibility. the stars seem aligned against it though. but i figure we'll maybe see each other once in awhile when we live together, so it's all right
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 26th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)

Seattle

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While I think it's a plus if someone could share the driving, I think it's more important if you are going with someone you know and trust. You basically need someone to make sure you don't fall asleep at the wheel, and to keep you company. You can spread out the days and take more breaks if you are the only one driving. Stay safe.
JYM
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From:xpuella8x
Date:May 27th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
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how long do you think this driving extravaganza will take you? the only issue for me would be taking too much time off of work.
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 1st, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
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i really do not know. if we do hardcore driving, the whole trip could hypothetically be done in a few days. i want to do some visiting on the way, and factoring in getting lost time would probably be a good plan. but absolutely nothing is set; it can pretty much work around your schedule

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