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November 15, 2004

things are so good now

so i woke up on this monday morning thinking about how i'm about to buy a ticket out of the country, set to leave in a month and a half. in so many ways it seems ridiculous to leave now, i wonder why i'm going. after living here for more then 7 months, i have an amazing array of friends, a good supportive household, a job i find challenging and opportunities for other jobs that would be much better, and i'm hanging out with someone i really like. just yesterday, we had punk rock breakfast, then went and played soccer in the park and generally screwed around on this big grassy field in the temperative weather, then i went and hung out with nessa, then gorged myself at a vegan potluck, stayed up late playing this group game called mafia till late at night at a new squat near my house that my friends opened up. things are really good.
but then i think about the road, and all the other countries i haven't seen, and how i promised myself i'd do and see as much as i could while i was younger and unshackled with loans or responsibilities, and i remember that i have to go. it's gonna be so hard to leave here, i feel pretty confident that i'll be back, but coming back after absence leaves a place never the same.

check out this listing of the honorable mention i won in the nevada press awards. pretty cool.

one tragic news item is that the ol dirty bastard is dead. i poured malt liquor out the second story window on hearing of this lamentable occurance.

Posted by bendan at November 15, 2004 08:13 AM

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