Posts Tagged ‘trip’

The End

August 4th, 2009

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end

In New Mexico, I picked up Bob, a hitchhiker.  He was sui generis, a former Green Beret, and one hell of a headstrong man.  I drove 2200 miles in two days, engaged in what was perhaps one of the most bizarre conversations I’ve had in months.  Along the way, we were stopped by cops and were searched by a K-9 unit for drugs, on suspician that Bob was a wanted man.

On Thursday, I arrived in North Carolina, the final destination, the end of my journey, and the beginning of a new chapter in my life.  I cannot possibly write a single post that reflects my thoughts of the journey.  There were countless mad adventures that I could not write about on this blog – I will try writing a book about the trip down to the most minute details.  Stay tuned and stay hungry, my friends.

And so it begins

March 23rd, 2009

The time has come. A new chapter in my life has started. To mark the turn of the page, I went bald. Here are the before, during, and after pics. It’s true. Shaving the hair makes you feel naked. My head is more delicate than my inner thigh. Everytime the wind blows, I feel like someone is prodding me with a feather probe. But on the upside, no one will want to mess with me, which means I don’t need to buy a Rambo knife for protection. When I get to the Midwest, people will think I’m the first inducted neo-Nazi Asian skinhead.

My trip was delayed by several days due to last minute logistical measures and unforseen events. I finally have all the bare necessities that I need to start the trip, including some duct tape, in case my hood flies off.

This will be my living room, dining room, bedroom, and transport during the trip. It is too bad that the only ones I will be entertaining are the likes of Thoreau and Covey.

The official trip begins today, where I will ride into the sunset for Death Valley. Goodbye forever?

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