October 12th, 2007

Candle in the Wind

Knowing Jack, it was probably some pretend place, where bluebirds sing and there's a whiskey spring.

I just caught the end of Brokeback Mountain.

God, I forgot how devastating the end of that movie is. Of course, I tuned in right as Ennis calls Lureen, and she has to tell him what happened to Jack (my favorite part, actually. Anne Hathaway is absolutely brilliant and that moment is just incredible). And then he goes to Jack's parents house and finds the two shirts, hanging together, and it's just...devastating.

Alright, now since my class was cancelled, I'd be a damned fool not to get some real work done, so I'm going to actually work on my big paper. I've been putting it off all week, and I can't procrastinate any longer.

But now I'm feeling all sad about the Brokeback...
Travel - Passport

But let me say, you should have seen that sunrise with your own eyes, it brought me back to life...

I've had the itch to travel recently. This isn't anything new. I get it every once in a while. Sometimes it's strong, sometimes it's not.

The time it was the strongest, I bought a 33-day roundtrip plane ticket to Paris.

I don't think I'll be doing that again.

And then earlier, I found a really sweet Trip Planner for "student" (read: under age 26) travelers (for Zoe)...it's frickin' sweet. I was playing around with it earlier, and you can hop around the globe for pennies. Seriously...I made an itinerary hopping to 11 countries on 4 continents for about 2 months, and it was quoted as costing $2000 (I'm pretty sure that's just the flight, but still...).

Unfortunately, that added drastically to the urge. (I want to go to Auckland so badly now. I don't even know what's in Auckland.)

And just now? My travel song came on.

John Mayer's "3x5." It's the epitome of road trip/tooling around Europe solo song. Perfection incarnate. I listened to it often when I was by myself in France and Spain.

My passport is in order. Anyone want to buy me a vacation?


The upside is that planning Winter Break is helping to alleviate the itch. Dates are too tentative to expand upon now, but it seems that Chicago and New York will be two separate trips, and not the city-hopping I was hoping for (which would have saved me about $200, too). Alas, I cannot hop to NYC if Candace is still going to be in Chicago.