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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I guess my only solo moving experience (other than the back and forth college entails) was like...the complete opposite of most of you guys - it was a giant road trip. It was great.


    Got hired out of college and headed to California from Virginia. Job was starting mid June, so I decide to strike out and take two weeks to go out there. Parents' graduation present to me was paying for plane tickets home for two of my friends so they could accompany me since one was becoming a teacher and the other a freelance musician - had some time. Packed the essentials, decided to pay a moving van for furniture and stuff instead of U-Hauling it (which was frankly the most expensive part of the trip), and struck out.

    Approximate route (pictures where I can find amusing/decent ones, since I was a shitty, shitty photographer dealing with a camera that was new to me at the time):
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    Day 1: Stop for lunch at the Grandparents' for a final goodbye, end up getting an enormous feast. Head up to Sandusky, OH
    Day 2: Cedar Point, stay in the same place.
    Day 3: Stop in Chicago to see the city for a bit, end up taking longer than expected. Roll into La Crosse, WI at about midnight.
    Day 4: Spam Museum in Minnesota. How could we not?
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    Ended up staying on the shores of the Missouri River that night, I believe.

    Day 5: Decide to detour through the Badlands for the hell of it, which was fantastic.
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    The dot is me

    Mount Rushmore was anticlimactic, Devil's Tower was a religious experience.
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    Stay in Cody, WY.
    Day 6: Yellowstone National Park
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    As well as a short bit through Grand Teton Nation Park, as well. Stay in Jackson.
    Day 7: Flee snow through Idaho and go to Ogden, UT. Short leg, so we do some laundry and watch X-Men...2, I think it was.
    Day 8: Check out the Great Salt Lake a bit, but it was raining. Head to Panguitch, UT, which is so tiny you blink and you miss it.
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    Classy

    Day 9: Bryce Canyon
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    Get lost while looking for a ghost town on some back dirt roads.
    End up driving until close to 1 am to get to Flagstaff, and stop to go stargazing as well
    Day 10: Meteor Crater, Sunset Crater, Wupatki National Monument, stare at the Painted Desert from a distance, meet up with a femme I know in Flagstaff for a nice dinner
    Day 11: Grand Canyon. Stay in Flagstaff one more night.
    Day 12: Vegas! Stay in the Tropicana on the strip
    Day 13: Leave Vegas with more money collectively than when we arrived (even when counting food and lodging), drive the entire boring-as-fuck way up I-5 to my apartment complex, where I'd already struck a deal with the place to let us crash in the model apartment until mine had finished its between-tenant cleanup. So we got a fully furnished place with cable and what have you.
    Day 14: Be incredibly lazy, get a lot of alcohol, and watch bad comedies to drinking games that gets us so wasted I wake up still drunk the next day when I'm supposed to be driving them to the airport, and I end up having to pay an obscene cab fare to get them to their flight.


    I suspect all my future moves will be outright boring.

    It actually wasn't very expensive - splitting lodging/gas three ways ain't bad.

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    approach to life? eh, it's romanticized

    you breathe

    you eat food

    you shit

    you fuck, bing bang

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Damn Jragghen, doesn't it seem like you took a really long way around?

    I guess you plotted it out so you saw sights. i guess.

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Al_wat wrote: »
    Damn Jragghen, doesn't it seem like you took a really long way around?

    It was on purpose.

    The only thing really planned was "Vegas on June 1st." Each other day was only planned out one day ahead of time (aside from some general stuff like "Hmm...Grand Canyon before Vegas.") And we chose the northern route as opposed to the southern route since it seemed more interesting.

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    approach to life? eh, it's romanticized

    you breathe

    you eat food

    you shit

    you fuck, bing bang

    perhaps if you are some kind of weird sexually active baby, although even their process of learning strays pretty far from this mold

    Anjin, are you as simple as a flower?

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    True, thats a respectable decision.

    I've done big road trips, like Toronto to Calgary, and I usually hit a point where I'm like FUCK THIS I want to get there ASAP.

    Then again there ain't much to see in the prairies.

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    approach to life? eh, it's romanticized

    you breathe

    you eat food

    you shit

    you fuck, bing bang
    You're born. Bad shit happens to you. Afterwards, you die.

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    approach to life? eh, it's romanticized

    you breathe

    you eat food

    you shit

    you fuck, bing bang
    You're born. Bad shit happens to you. Afterwards, you die.

    someone spooges and you are created.

    you jerk off a lot of times.

    you stop being able to have boners, then you die

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    let's see how many reductio ad absurdums we can come up with

    you come out a vagina; you see some titties, but maybe you don't. you probably see some butts. you might throw up when you don't want to. you swallow some spiders while unconscious. your heart stops; maybe a spider did it, or some titties.

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    thedude_frombaywatchthedude_frombaywatch Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I quit my job in Japan due to my employers being bullying assholes, moved back to my mom's place in Spokane to find work. That lasted about 3 weeks because her husband is an asshole.
    Moved up to my dad's place outside of Sandpoint, Idaho. It's beautiful, but his place is a converted barn with wood heat and the well busted, so all the water is from the creek and not safe for consumption. This sucks, but the car I was using (I sold mine before leaving for Japan) totally died and I was screwed living 30 minutes from town without a car.
    So, I moved over to Lynnwood and I'm staying with a friend, but I have to find a better job very soon because I have about a month and a half until we agreed I'd leave. In hindsight, I should have sucked it up more in Japan and saved up more money. But at the time I was so extremely stressed at the job that it was making me sick.

    I'd like to hear more about this. My wife is really pushing the "Move to Japan" issue with me right now.

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    matter and energy convalesces to create you.

    At some point the matter disperses.

    fin.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Your born
    You suffer
    You die

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Atoms bond with other atoms, thus forming coherent concentrations of matter.

    Meanwhile, your life sucks.

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    you born
    you learn your name
    you learn some other names
    you name some little people
    you call little people by the names of dead folks
    the little people stop visiting
    you die

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    your dad fucked some slut, and then you were


    no really last night your dad fucked some slut, i think hes cheating on your mom

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Al_wat wrote: »
    your dad fucked some slut, and then you were


    no really last night your dad fucked some slut, i think hes cheating on your mom

    oh my god does she know yet

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I hope not, cause im extorting him right now for $$$$

    CHA CHING

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'm gonna move me into a new place after I get my extortion monies!

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    i think it's all romanticized unless you're living in some shitty, strictly regimented country

    the daily grind's inherent everywhere

    doesn't seem markedly different outside of a few cultural differences

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    i think it's all romanticized unless you're living in some shitty, strictly regimented country

    the daily grind's inherent everywhere

    doesn't seem markedly different outside of a few cultural differences
    Or unless you're Caligula.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I will say this
    The man knew how to fill up a day

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    And an anus.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I wish I could experience for, say, a day, the life of a modern Japanese person

    not because I think Japan is so rad or cool or anything

    more because the way Japanese-born-and-raised individuals approach life is so, so different from my own that I can't even imagine what is going on with them
    the way an "average" Japanese-born-and-raised individual who is the same approximate age as you lives his day-to-day life is almost certainly very similar to the way you live yours in almost every way (assuming you are an "average" westerner)

    the biggest differences would be things like the type of food you like and the number of cutesy figures hanging off of your cell phone

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    houk can you buy me a mameshiba something and send it to me for free

    thanks

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
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    Approximately the weight of a yorkshire terrier in cutesy figures, from my experience

    Although obviously that weight comparison reflects Seoul better than Japan

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2010
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    approach to life? eh, it's romanticized

    you breathe

    you eat food

    you shit

    you fuck, bing bang
    You're born. Bad shit happens to you. Afterwards, you die.

    I've experienced some pretty awesome shit. What's your problem?

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
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    Approximately the weight of a yorkshire terrier in cutesy figures, from my experience

    Although obviously that weight comparison reflects Seoul better than Japan
    nah that's about right for Japan too

    you'd think it would be mainly girls, but oh no. the boys like they big cutesy shits too!

    l|ama - i can. but i won't. because i don't give a fakku

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Houk did I tell you I went to Akihabara when I was in Tokyo?

    That was sure a thing!

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Neshiteru? Houk is a fucker.

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Mameshibaaaaaaa!

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    man why people gotta associate my statements with some sort of bad connotation

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2010
    Melding wrote: »
    you get used to it.

    It sometimes remind me of home

    "ah sewage and pig shit, it's like essex county came to me"

    Woot

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Houk did I tell you I went to Akihabara when I was in Tokyo?

    That was sure a thing!
    You didn't! Was it your first time there? Did you go on the weekend? I've been there...3 times now? I'm not really into the tech stuff but I love seeing what kind of people show up there.

    Also my gf at the time and I went to this totally bombass 6-floor sex shop there, it was pretty great.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yes it was my first time there, and yes, we went on a Saturday. It was totally nuts. It was like a small city inside the bigger city where everything smelled like a comic book shop, including the streets themselves. We didn't get to a sex shop or any of the maid cafes, because I was on a mission to find some Grendizer robot for a friend.

    I didn't find it but oh man I found every other robot that has ever been, ever. Including the Gundam Cafe? It was wild. I feel a little bad doing such a touristy thing but I regret nothiiiing.

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    we still talking about moving?

    cause books are heavy and you shouldn't try to move them all in one box

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2010
    I just finished moving out of the house I grew up in.

    The new house is smaller and is pretty baller status.

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    munkus i thought you were living in a church

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yes it was my first time there, and yes, we went on a Saturday. It was totally nuts. It was like a small city inside the bigger city where everything smelled like a comic book shop, including the streets themselves. We didn't get to a sex shop or any of the maid cafes, because I was on a mission to find some Grendizer robot for a friend.

    I didn't find it but oh man I found every other robot that has ever been, ever. Including the Gundam Cafe? It was wild. I feel a little bad doing such a touristy thing but I regret nothiiiing.
    Yeah I don't really like doing the touristy stuff when I travel either, but I figure you should at least do the big stuff once, just so you can say you did it.

    Still haven't been to a maid cafe, but some coworkers went and it sounded really awkward for everyone involved.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2010
    Mysst wrote: »
    munkus i thought you were living in a church

    Two years ago, and only when I was at school.

    I stay at my parent's house during the summer.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Mysst wrote: »
    munkus i thought you were living in a church

    Two years ago, and only when I was at school.

    I stay at my parent's house during the summer.

    i saw you posted and was hoping for a floating command center joke. I'm sad now :(

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