I'm always amused by how many computer dorks are leftist types. They out number us, and always make fun of us for our go with the flow, easy laid back tendancies.
Ha. I can actually mostly go with the flow, but sometimes ... it's just so easy to switch back into "solve the problem, organize the chaos" mode. And I don't want to push others that way, but when I find myself being swept up in drama precipitated by people being too laid back, I get a bit snipy and start trying to solve / buy my way out of it.
Discussions about how being a control freak and wanting to "solve problems" is bad for relationships are relevant but will be ignored for now. :)plus your not to far from other places like phoenix, or las vegas. Meanwhile getting out of florida even if your in central florida takes a good 4 hours, not to mention you end up in Georgia after that which isn't even one tenth as good as phoenix or Las Vegas.
Well, driving to L.V. or Phoenix is at least a 5-6 hour trip each way, and that's if you avoid traffic. And to be honest, Vegas doesn't hold that much attraction for me -- I would like to see the Cirque du Soleil shows, but I can't quite stomach 100$+ per show and the advance planning involved. L.V. is otherwise too shiny for me.
Phoenix... I have some good friends there, and it's a great place for deliriumdreams
and I to meet up, but again, the planning aspect gets in the way. And the heat. Holy patron saints of the solar furnace, the heat. I left New Mexico to get the fuck away from the heat, and I'm going back to Phoenix in the middle of June? I blame it on the fact that deliriumdreams
is so cute that my higher brain functions break down...
I'd say that many of my favorite travel experiences have been more remote from where I live, or explicit side trips:http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-08/2001-08-11b-garden_of_the_gods/http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-08/trip-2001-08a/http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-08/trip-2001-08b/http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-09/2001-09-10-columbia_gorge_waterfalls/
(and the rest of http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-09/
(and most of http://scrye.com/~tkil/photos/2001/2001-11/
That's just one year. Wow. Granted, that was a busy travel year (spent most of April and September travelling), but...
And often with someone special to share it with. Maybe I just don't appreciate the amazingness of my current neighborhood -- although it would explain the welcome stream of visitors. :)I'm really amazed by your landscape, from ocean to resturants, to good supermarkets, etc.
Come out and visit! I have a spare bedroom, if you don't mind sharing it with the CDs and the computers. I'll even grudgingly welcome Nick, too. *laugh*