Tuesday, 09 February 2010
First, I seldom ask people to rec posts. The lone exception I can think of is anything having to do with Skepticon. If people rec my stuff, I want them to do it because they like it. However, I'd like to ask all readers to please rec this.
Second, you already know Lauren, but you should also meet Ryan, fellow Juggernaut and one of my best friends in the world. He has been instrumental with Skepticon and the MSU Chapter of the FSM. He's a badass who loves adventure. Here are some pictures of me and Ryan on previous adventures.
So this Summer, probably towards the end of Summer, we're going to go on a major adventure. We're going to climb in a car, pick a route that takes us all over hell and creation, pack a tent and a bunch of canned goods, and drive. Here's the deal: we want you to have a hand in deciding where we visit. Nowhere is too far away. California? Cool. Canada? You bet your ass! Texas? We'd love to meet some Republicans! We're three goofy skeptics and we are uber, uber fun.
Let's face it, we don't want to stay in a tent every night, and we'd also like some people to show us the night life of some city (got a Skeptics in the Pub or something?), or take us out in the woods, or something indicative of where you live. We'll be documenting the whole trip and we totally want to see new, interesting things! So if you'd like to have us stop by where you live and/or you'd like to feed us, show us around your piece of the US, or let us use your floor/shower, let me know! You can find my facebook page here, just log on and send me a message. If you don't have facebook, you can email me at jteberhard[at]gmail[dot]com.
This will be epic. Things we need to do (according to Ryan):
We gotta drive all night and flirt with women FAR too classy for us.
We've gotta see a beach. A real beach. One that hasn't been dragged in by the truckload.
We gotta see the coolest concerts going down. Plan to intercept some cool band or rap group for a show.
We've gotta hit a couple of bars up. Seedy ones. And play pool and drink shit beer with the locals.
We need to see the Gulf of Mexico, the Grand Canyon (where we must hunt Sasquatch), Niagra Falls, the Statue of Liberty, and the Great Lakes.
Places on the map already:
1. Mountain Home, Arkansas - Lake Norfork
2. Boulder, Colorado
3. St. Louis, Missouri
Possibilities (places with offers on the table to help us...many of these will move to the map pending discussion with the whole team :D):
1. Los Angelos, California
2. Columbus, Ohio
3. Somwhere in Minnesota. :P
4. Halifax and Northeast Canada
5. Seattle, Washington
6. Austin, Texas
7. Flemington, West Virginia
8. Atlanta, Georgia - Get to chill with M-Dill and her crew! Woooooooooooooooord!
9. Milwaukee, WI
If you see we are going (or might be going) someplace near you, let me know! We want to have fun hanging out with people. I'm a miserable pool player, you could probably stomp me.
Obviously, we're looking to cut costs. Any food/lodging you could donate would be very helpful. We'd love to hit Texas (Ravenna? Alex?), possibly California (Rox? Roy? Gabby?), possibly Florida (Too many readers and friends to name), and everywhere in between! Help us make this happen.