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The Great American Fatten-Up

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.

Comments

doraphilia
Mar. 10th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
sooo cooool!!! stay with us in Chicago please! Just let us know when you'll hit Chicago as far in advance as you can (I understand road trips are not totally predictable though), since we're having a lot of foot traffic this summer.

A friend of ours worked for Kaplan in NYC for a long time, if you're interested I might be able to hook you up with some deets.
ludickid
Mar. 10th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
I will certainly stay with you, or at least come see you, in Chic. I'll let you know as soon as I have a clear idea of when I'll be there.

It would have to be a damn good job for me to consider NYC because of the expense, but yeah, if you have any details, I'll take 'em.

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Leonard Pierce is a freelance writer wandering around Texas with no sleep or sense of direction. If you give him money he will write something for you. If you are nice to him he may come to your house and get drunk.

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