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Hey, folks:

As you may or may not know, I (and everyone else I work with) am getting shitcanned from my job on April 23rd. I’m planning to freelance full-time for at least a while before getting another full-time gig — and if you have any freelance writing, editing, or proofing leads, please send ‘em my way — but I’m also planning, starting in May, a long cross-country road trip.

Why? Because I love to drive, and I may not ever have this chance again. Where? Roughly, my itinerary is:

San Antonio -> Phoenix -> L.A. -> Vegas -> San Francisco -> Portland -> Seattle -> Vancouver -> Regina -> Winnipeg -> Thunder Bay -> Twin Cities -> Madison -> Chicago -> Syracuse -> Boston -> NYC -> Philadelphia -> DC -> Chapel Hill -> Miami -> Birmingham -> NOLA -> Dallas -> San Antonio.

I’ll be working (freelancing) the whole time, but I’ll also be checking out the housing market (with this job gone, I have no compelling reason to stay in SATX), the job market (particularly in book publishing/educational publishing, so again, if you know anything, give a holla), and the cultural scene (for my own edification). If you feel like saying hey to me when I’m in your area, just drop a line.

But where I need your help RIGHT NOW is: I’m going to blog this road trip, because that is what people do when they are nerds, is they blog things. And I need a good name for this road trip blog, because I am stinkeroo at naming things. Just ask my son, Satan Death Fuck Penis.

So: your suggestions in comments! Winner gets a free meal when I slither through your town.

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vito_excalibur
Mar. 10th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
1) You can't name the thing yet, because you don't know what it's going to be like yet! Spend some time on the road, see a couple of places first.

That said, Driveover Country.

2) Drop me a line when you get to the Bay Area! Or, ideally, a couple of weeks before.
thebitterguy
Mar. 10th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
You know, I hear that from Chicago to Syracuse, Toronto's an easy stop.

I got nuttin' name wise, though.
vito_excalibur
Mar. 10th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, also, based on my guess as to your planned activities (ies, please God) - "Drinking and Driving".
bisonfish
Mar. 10th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Two Lane Blogtop.

And if you find you've driven across the Atlantic, drop in. Driving here is a miserable experience compared though. I once drove from Washington to New Orleans and that was a marvellous experience.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 10th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Really old-school
All Come to Og!
roninspoon
Mar. 11th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
Dick Jokes: A Road Trip

When you're in Vegas, let's get together. There will be drinks. Likely, lots of them. Hell, if you need a place to crash, I have a guest room. With a bed and everything. You have to share the bed with the three headed dog that guards my den of iniquity, but I'm told you get used to his breath, and eventually, his constant limb mauling.

I should warn you though, I have an infant. I hope you're not allergic to them.
lunchcat
Mar. 12th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
I don't have any name suggestions, but I can't believe you're not stopping in Detroit.

Okay, actually, I can totally believe it, but I still felt compelled to whine on my city's behalf...
zdover
Apr. 20th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
Get in touch with me when you get to Central Alabama.
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