You especially can't go gallivanting around.
So, WTF is LTD2012?
A year ago I took a Living The Dream (LTD) tour of the east coast. I'm keeping the tradition alive with another pilgrimage to NYC, Sunday, 1/22 to Wednesday, 1/25.
A Historical perspective
Last time, me + Mithilda (my lil' VW Golf) drove for a week to Cleveland, State College, NYC then DC before returning to Pgh. The first blog article of Demystify details that journey of self-discovery.
- gas is super expensive + cost-prohibitive for good ol' fashioned road-tripping.
There's a fun story I'll share another time about getting stranded in Dubois, PA (90 miles from home) at 1am w/no money + no gas... short story, I took a car-nap in the parking lot of Walmart for the night:)
- driving long distances sucks
- I fall asleep at the wheel after 4 hours of monotony
- parking/tolls/food takes a toll on a paycheck-to-paycheck budget
This time I'm letting someone else chauffeur me around in style for a mere $35 round-trip; thanks to the miracle of Megabus.
I'm taking the 'red-eye' both treks leaving Pgh at 11pm/arriving 7am in NYC + vise verse. Meaning, I'll have 4 full days, Sunday - Wednesday, to stomp around the Big Apple.
Now Booking Appointments for Cuppa
While most of my stay will be spent visiting with the fine folks at Occupy Wall Street, I'd love to visit with you, if you're in the area + available for tea, 1/22-25. Send an email/post a comment to compare schedules. Hint: mine's pretty flexible/open as of today.
I also plan to do some artsy-fartsy things... but bohemian style. It's been years since I've been to The Met or the MOMA, but I'd love much more to check out the local/indie art scene. If you have a recommendation on an exhibit or a studio/gallery that I must see, speak up in the comments:)
Lastly, to make this a little more Demystify focused, I'll do some light research + visit some of the mental health advocacy organizations... building bridges to Pgh collaborations + partnerships. Again, recommendations welcome.
What to expect in the coming weeks
Pictures... lots of pictures; live-tweets/ustreams + blog articles recapping events.
Basically, the usual antics. Can't wait to live the dream again... and to figure out how to do so full-time in the coming years.