October 27th, 2006


I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for a while. My school has Fall Break today and Monday, so I took vacation days to have the four-day weekend. For reasons I cannot fully explain, I’ve had the desire to go somewhere. It’s weird because I’m so keen on turtling usually, but I’ve really felt like going somewhere.

Problem is, I can’t find a place to go. Key thoughts were “cheap” and “someplace I haven’t been before” and, as this weekend got closer, “less and less far away.” You’d be surprised by how limiting those guidelines can be. Sure, there are things that fit in those guidelines, but nothing I really feel compelled to travel for.

I thought I might swing through and see some friends on my way to seeing other things (and, you know, hit them up for free lodging), but it turns out they’re busy, or having surgery, or something.

So today hit and I still have no plans. I could still leave tomorrow or even tonight on my way somewhere, but… there’s nowhere to go.

So I slept in til almost noon, went out and got some lunch and went to Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, and a videogame store and now I’m back home. I guess I’ll play a few rounds of Tiger Woods golf and try to figure out how to gel my desire to travel with my previous unwillingness to do so and my current inability to do so.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

3 Comments on “Thwarted”

  1. Wahooty says:

    Any time you want to come to Toronto, I'll be happy to inflate the guest room for you, eh?

  2. Lisa says:

    Do some preparatory research for the next long weekend on some travel sites… they publish those articles that are all about places to drive to from where you are.

  3. the obscure says:

    Bloomington is weeping.

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