Summertime and the Livin's Easy
This last week has been the best in recent history. As soon as I returned to Iowa City I spent a day or two on the couch relaxing and thinking about the trip I just took. It was undoubtedly in the top ten I have taken in my life. I got the opportunity to explore a large section of the country and get a feel for a wide variety of various city neighborhoods, spectacular countryside and quaint American small towns by staying and socializing locals. The whole ordeal was more than I could possibly explain here, although I tried to cover some of the more appropriate and interesting material as I went along (which can be viewed in previous journal entries). My best estimate is that I covered approximately 6,500 miles through the following route:
Iowa City, IA
St. Paul, MN
Manchester, TN (Bonaroo)
New Orleans, LA
Virginia Beach, VA
District of Columbia
New York City, NY
Iowa City, IA
Iowa City, IA
At any rate, now that my travels have come to a close I’ve been making an effort to re-establish myself in Iowa City, which has been working out quite well. I’ve reconnected with a lot of old friends, picked up a cell phone (e-mail me and I’d be happy to give you the number, but I don’t want to post it publicly), organized my UI classes so they are all in the mid-afternoon and signed a lease for an awesome apartment downtown. Needless to say, life is extremely enjoyable.
On that note-
To all of my friends (particularly those in Iowa City who I haven’t seen in the past year or two): There are a lot of people who I’d love to get a hold of, but have lost their contact information. Drop me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or hit me up on AIM (cadentsoul) and say hi. We can catch up, enjoy life and grill some kickass food. Hell, I’ll probably even buy you some good beer.
The same goes to those that who aren’t in Iowa City, but an additional note: My apartment is fairly big and I live by myself. Thus, if you plan on being around the area send me an e-mail and I’d be happy to give you a place to sleep (and show you around as well if my schedule allows and you so desire). I’ll do the same for friends of friends: Over the past few weeks a host of people that I’d never met before or only scarcely knew took me into their homes and welcomed me with bitchin’ hospitality. I am a firm believer in karma.
Lastly to all Knox People: I had a great year, but quite frankly Iowa City is a better fit for me. The one thing that I will miss more than anything else about leaving Knox (and no sarcasm here) are the great people I’ve met there. Visit me! You’re always welcome in Iowa City. Likewise, I will get to Knox whenever I can.
That’s about all, so until next time…