Here is the deal: I have had the shittiest year in my life. Got separated from my wife. Mom died. This Heather thing. Problems at work. Blah!
I need new perspective… All this time events and people have led me around by the nose to places I didn’t want to be. But now, it’s time for ME to take control of the wheel…
You see, ever since I was eight years old, I always dreamed of getting in my car and just taking off on a cross-country trip. Start in Raleigh (it was NYC then, but stay with me) to the Pacific Ocean and back! With stops wherever I felt like it. Hooking up with old friends, making new ones…
But who knew when I would have the time to do it as well as the money?
Thanks to the music biz, which shuts down entirely between X-Mas and the beginning of the New Year, combined with a lot of extra vacation days I have to play with, I’m gonna have at least 17 days of paid time off, from 12/18 to 1/4, and maybe even more with all the vacation time I have accrued.
And thanks to credit cards, I don’t need the money! I’ll just pay the trip off until I die in small increments that barely touch the balance! Yay!
So, like Keroac before me, I’m going ON THE ROAD!
Anyway, I would love to be able to <strike>freeload at your house, eat your food , drink your beer and save money on hotels I cannot afford</strike> meet as many of you fine Dopers as I can while I am doing this!
I am still in the planning stages here. I must admit I am totally anal about road trips like this in that I print maps, estimate driving times, and generally get really detailed. But the planning part is almost as cool as the driving part!
I don’t know right now where I’m going (somehow to somewhere on the West Coast) but I do know that I have a LOT of time to do it, and going from Doper to Doper (with some odd family members and old friends as well) to visit and maybe crash with would be cool beans!
If you would like to let Satan sleep with you (hee hee) just post here where you are, and I’ll get in touch personally for some more detailed info when I know exactly what course I wind up plotting.
And of course, I appreciate anyone who gives me a place to crash, but really, I wanna meet you fuckers!