Ralph Waldo Emerson

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Rip Roaring and Ready to GO!!!!!

Alright people, this is it. I'm headed for New Zealand in 0-2 days. 10:53pm Tuesday, September 11 I'm flying quite a bit west and a whole lot south over the Pacific, to a land where sheep outnumber people and wild, uncultivated land is in vast supply. I've got my work visa that's good for a whole year, my camera, some editing equipment and absolutely no plans. Certainly I have some vague concept of things I'd like to do while I'm there, but honestly I'm hopping on the ride wherever it may take me...yeehaw and all that.

So, this blog is half forum where I can regale you with stories of New Zealand's treasures and half a way for you to make sure I haven't gotten eaten by a shark or frozen on some glacier or something. If that happens, I'll be sure to write all about it...just you sit tight.

Seeing as I've just graduated from University, I'm still in the philosophical, introspective mode. But don't you worry, even in my youth I am exceedingly aware of my ignorance, so instead of piddling around with my own trite philosophical ponderings, I'll be reading the Grandfather of Badass: Ralph Waldo Emerson. I've got the Penguin Classics Selected Essays, so if you feel like reading it along with me please do. If not, don't you worry, I'll pepper in some of the best quotes along the way so you can at least pretend that you've read his work.

So that's that. I really love hearing from you guys, so please, if you feel like dropping me a line at any point along the way, feel free. And while you shiver in the snow/and/or the Southern California slight dip in temperatures, you can warm up with thoughts of me basking in the rays of My Endless Summer...or laugh at me while I attempt to navigate through my first year of true independence. We shall see.

1 comment:

Jerry said...

Ah, Miss Adventure! I have a feeling that the winter here will be particularly brutal. Summer is already a memory, and autumn seems more like that robotic flagman you've learned to ignore than an actual season. New Zealand is sounding pretty good right now.

If you get the chance, catch the movie Black Sheep. It's a New Zealand Film that brought the house down at Karlovy Vary. What other country would make a movie about zombie sheep?