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This is where all my friends live -- except Sidhe (I have another Angel on my flist, so you are officially Sidhe in my mind. Nevermind that I can't pronounce it!), 'cause you're the only Australian friend I have, so you're special. You get a GIANT invisible star. ;-D

Yes, I know you Canadians are kinda floating... but except for one you're all near the border anyway.

If you haven't yet, do the simple map (I decided I like it best) and if you feel like it, the one with a photo.

I LOVE messing with maps. Had I been born a few hundred years ago, I'd SO have been an explorer and cartographer. I love getting a mental birds-eye view of places. When I lived in Marietta and drove all the time, I printed out a bunch of maps from mapquest, taped them together, and studied it, inventing shortcuts and new routes. I never got lost because of my mental map. Where I live now is dull as far as roads go, and I hardly drive... I should start driving more. That's why I love driving... it's like exploring.

I love traveling, love it love it LOVE it. I try not to think about it much, because if I did I'd grow very restless and I'd never be happy. My friend Del once told me that I am a nuevo-gypsy, and that struck me as so true that I almost changed my username... but I like having a NAME as my username -- it makes my journal feel more personal -- so I kept it.

But oh, I love airports, hotels, big-city highways, everything that has the spirit of transition. I think my dream job would require me to fly a new place at least twice a week, and I'd always go early so I could sit in the middle of everything and feel the anticipation from everyone. If I was rich, I'd spend SO MUCH money flying all over the place. I'd visit Aubrey, Hannah, Kate, Anika -- and probably just about anyone on my flist who'd have me. Even the idea has me all excited! Part of it is just that I'd like to meet you all, but honestly the pull of travel is a large part of it -- I'd feel cheated if you all came to visit me (even though I'd love it) and I couldn't visit you.

At least once this year I am going to fly. *shivers with anticipation*

And I'm feeling much better than I was -- still not comfortable, but not in constant pain anymore. Still have no clue what the problem is/was, but I'm calling the ob/gyn tomorrow. I've been sleeping away all the office hours, but not tomorrow!

sounds: Esthero: "That Girl"
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kevloid2006 ══╣╠══
I love travelling by train - especially coast-to-coast. :-)
aubkabob ══╣╠══
Ooh, that's the one transit system I haven't experienced yet. I've done the subway, air, boat, car, smooshed in a truck, bus...

Definitely something I do want to do before I die, though.
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aslan_fan ══╣╠══
Yay! I love that you love maps and traveling!!!
So many new things to learn about you, even when I've known you this long! Do you know what that means? It means you are a wonderfully complex creature! (which I'm sure you already knew)
I gotta go. We should go somewhere sometime! We could fly to the Grand Canyon or somethin'. Wouldn't that be fun? :)
belenen ══╣creative╠══
aww. ;-)

Yes, that would be SO fun! But not the Grand Canyon, 'cause that doesn't interest me very much. Somewhere green and watery! Like Ireland! Or certain parts of California!
darkpool ══╣BE╠══
I love to travel to. There are so many places I'd like to live and just experience. I really would like to go into travel nursing someday. They pay you more than usualy wages to go work somewhere for 8-52 weeks, and they pay some of your lviing and travel expenses to boot. The idea just fasinates me, so many different places I could experience, and by lviing, not just visiting.

You need to be a stewardess!
belenen ══╣amused╠══
oooooh that would be fun. Except the nursing part!

I think I'd really enjoy being a stewardess. I used to want to be a pilot, until my mom told me that you have to have passable eyesight, and mine is dreadful. :-(
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invisibleglue ══╣Tori by mintroses_ta_╠══
You won't believe how much I love travelling. I hate being in the same place for too long. There's a whole other world out there and I want to explore it!
belenen ══╣amused╠══
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eternitywaiting ══╣baltimore believe╠══
When you come to visit me, remind me and I'll take you on the one highway that enters the city...it's got those roads that are suspending, interlooping one over the other and you can see the skyline and it's just awesome. I just suddenly thought, "Hmm...I think Bel would like that." I always love it, it's my favorite way to enter the city.
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
oooooh, that sounds so wonderful. ;-)
tremontidood ══╣╠══
I feel so alone...i mean there are two other people in FL on your friends list....but im in the middle. I feel uncomfortably naked rofl.
belenen ══╣teasing╠══
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
aw, i'm lonely!! i'm like one litle star in the middle of nowhere. come visit ME!!
belenen ══╣pouting╠══
I want to! I WILL spend a few days with you in this lifetime, I am determined! Hopefully in the next year or two!
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juansrx ══╣*mtl2╠══
I like exploring, not serious but occational exploring around the corners of my city...I like forests and parks with many trees.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
me too.
aubkabob ══╣╠══
I'm such a travel fanatic, as well. When I lived in phoenix, I drove to sandy eggo all the time (a five hour exhilirating drive by myself - oh how i miss the long drive through the desert, air conditioning on, singing to my music at the top of my lungs as i drove barefoot. fuuuuck, yes.) and flew a few times a year, whether to visit up here, visit my friend in dallas, or a friend in virginia.

I have only flown once in the three years that I have lived here, shortly after I first moved when my friend Joe bought me a ticket to visit him in Dallas. I realized this the other day, and it made me quite sad.

But then I realized all the dough I will be raking in after I graduate college and land a job. You can BET that after all that, I shall be making up for lost time!

But I've always LOVED travelling, even (or especially, rather) by myself. I love long layovers at airports and just roaming around there, hitting book and magazine stores, reading, writing in a paper journal... I love hotels. I always enjoyed travelling by myself because then I wouldn't have to worry about someone else's needs pulling me away from where my instinct was telling me to roam.

methinks, though, that you and I would be great travelling companions, though.
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
oooooooh, I would so so so so so LOVE to travel with you. Please can we?
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p.s. - I'm so very glad that you're not in constant pain anymore. You've been in my thoughts a lot lately.
belenen ══╣loving╠══
thank you sweetheart. ♥
misemifein2 ══╣╠══
Hey! Just dropping in, not much time, though I read you're in pain, so I'm glad you're feeling better. How much would it cost for you to come and visit me? That would be amazing, I'd love to show you glasgow. I think sidhe is pronouced like "shee". It's gaelic. Like the "bean sidhe", which is more often known as "banshee". Also wanted to say, there is something in the post for you. Sent a week ago, so if it isn't there already it should be soon. Sorry its so late. Keep happy xxx
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
oooooh I would soooooo love that. *huggggggg* eeeee!!!! and I got your present you wonderful wonderful girl!!! I can't believe you sent me the original!!!!! You are so WONDERFUL!!!!!!! *huggggggggggggggggggg*

One of these days I am DEFINITELY going to visit Glasgow and meet you.
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