IMPORTANT NEW NOTES FROM JUSTIN:
Ah yes, I am finally back in Florida after 16 days home for the holidays. I'd been itching to get traveling again, and it feels good to be out here. Plus, it's WARM!
So, is there no end to this journey? There definitely seems to be no end in sight. There are so many people to meet and enjoy, so many places to fall in love with, and so much to share and learn. So I continue to move with the winds; I continue to entice the winds to follow me.
So, one of the things about this experiment in love and motion and travel is that I have—against my will—assumed the challenging variable I like to call 'being broke'. So, that means I am doing this crazy trip while living, ahem, very frugally. For example, my slutty pants that used to be tight aren't tight anymore—that kind of frugal, you know?
So, what does this mean? Well, staying in a hotel every night is out of the question. I am looking for nice, fun people who can put me up for a few nights and really host me. This would involve me staying at your house for a few days, showing me a good time (since I like good times), feeding my stupid mouth (in an attempt to make my pants fit me again), and whatever general mischief we can get into. And, the best part is that I get to learn about your life and write about our times together! That is part of the experiment, see. I am meeting with people I've never met before and living some life with them. If you think it might be fun to host me for a day or two or three, email me at justingrace AT mac DOT com.
Please make sure to include your address and phone number in your email to me so I can be in touch!
I am especially looking for places to stay in the southeast USA and everywhere on the East Coast. I will be traveling all over the USA, though, so email me no matter where you are because I will probably come visit! Here are the places I will be in the next few weeks that I am still looking for a place to stay at:
• North/South Carolina
Please contact me ASAP if you want to hang out!
US Tour Day 103, Part 1: Morning of the Day After Christmas
Today I woke up in San Francisco. As I lay in bed I thought about today's name and the silliness of language. Yesterday and the day before have such clear, concise names—Christmas Eve and Christmas. But, the building blocks of these days are actually harder to describe than normal days. I can remember more than a few times when my mom confused me by saying something was going to happen on Christmas Eve Day
, as opposed to Christmas Eve Eve, I guess.
And then there is today, this day of consumer orgy, the forgotten, runty brother to two of the biggest, bulliest days in the Western World. The Day After Christmas. I wondered whether it would be clear enough to call it the Day After Christmas Morning. It seemed the trouble with that was the fuzziness of language. Was it the day that was after the morning of Christmas? Or, was it the morning which belonged to the day which happens after Christmas?
I felt like I'd cracked a vault when I came up with what I thought to be a splendid title for this time on this day: the Morning of the Day After Christmas. But, the smug feeling didn't last so long, as I quickly realized that, no matter how I looked at it, all of these things referred to the exact same thing and the only person confused about it and wasting time on it was me.
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