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Zarf on Tour - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Jan. 23rd, 2005

10:08 pm - Zarf on Tour

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So I've got this new work situation where my work is pure telecommuting. I want to take advantage of this by spending as much of the next year as possible couch surfing the country. This means showing up at your house for a week or two and plugging in my laptop and working 30 hours per week (e.g. five 6 hours days or three 10 hour days) and spending the weekends and evenings hanging out. We might have to spread a normal vacation's weekend worth of stuff over the whole week or more that I'm there since I do have to get work done. I'm aware that that's a big imposition, I'll be using your dishes and bathroom and kitchen and crashing on your couch or guest bed. I'll do my share of chores and buy groceries and all that like a good guest. Some people are into this kind of guest and others aren't. That's totally cool. Let me know which you are.

The poll below the cut will help me plan my tour. I've set it so that only I can see the specific results of the poll.

Poll #423724 Zarf on Tour

Would you like to receive a visit from me in 2005?

Yes
27(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)

Can I crash at your place when I visit?

Yes, we have a guest room.
8(29.6%)
Yes, we have a couch you can use.
1(3.7%)
Yes, we have floor space you can use.
0(0.0%)
Yes, you can sleep with me!
1(3.7%)
No, that just wouldn't be convenient but you should visit anyway.
0(0.0%)

How long should I stay?

A month.
1(3.7%)
A week.
7(25.9%)
A weekend.
3(11.1%)
An evening.
0(0.0%)
Let's do lunch.
0(0.0%)
You're welcome to just move in.
4(14.8%)

How will I get online while I am there?

We have a Cable Modem/DSL you can plug into.
4(14.8%)
We have a WAP connected to our Cable Modem/DSL.
3(11.1%)
You can steal WiFi from our neighbor's unsecured WAP.
0(0.0%)
There's a coffee shop down the street with free WiFi
1(3.7%)
We have good Verizon coverage, you can use your cell phone.
0(0.0%)
Dialup.
1(3.7%)

What time of year is best for me to visit you?

March
0(0.0%)
April
1(3.7%)
May
0(0.0%)
June
0(0.0%)
July
1(3.7%)
August
2(7.4%)
September
0(0.0%)
October
1(3.7%)
November
0(0.0%)
December
0(0.0%)

Tell me more about your restrictions on time or space.

Tell me more about the kind of stuff we should do when I visit!

Give me your email address and phone number.

Comments:

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From:aethyric
Date:January 24th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
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not that i need to gank any MORE of your time, but, well, you know! any kickass conversation i can get, man.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:January 24th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)
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Oh yes you DO!

Anyway you do have to go to work sometime. Visiting you is FAR better for my jobhealth than visitting grad students who will skip their classes and make me have fun instead of getting work done and then I'll get fired and not be able to travel anymore... :(
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From:earnbrand
Date:January 24th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
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Even some undergrads. Granted, I'm local so it wouldn't be that big of a deal.
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From:ryanfirewitch
Date:January 24th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC)
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I'd love to see you and hang out some time if you're in Chicago. Come during the sailing season and we can go out on Tesara. Sorry, but I'm married w/ kid so couch surfing isn't really an option.
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From:celaenos_aerie
Date:January 24th, 2005 09:53 am (UTC)
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However, you can surf to my couch and hang with Ryan on every other evening or some such. ;)
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From:zarfmouse
Date:January 24th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
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Excellent.
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From:book_geek
Date:January 24th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
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I probably should have mentioned this in my response to the poll, but, I am out in the wilds of California. But we're happy to have houseguests. And, we even have a (only slightly lumpy) futon.

And if you come during faire season, and we're doing a faire that weekend, you're welcome to join us for free faire admission (as long as you don't mind working your behind off selling pagan and pirate things)
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From:extatosoma
Date:January 24th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
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I've probably met you once or twice in the past five years, while under the influence of NYE libations, so you're pretty much a stranger, but guests are always welcome in my home. I'm close to public transportation, too, which makes it easy to get around. Feel free to drop in any time.
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From:enik
Date:January 26th, 2005 08:19 am (UTC)
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I answered your poll but not a lot of room to type. Herbivorous and I would love to have you visit. We both think you would love the country fair, it started in the 60s and some of the land it takes place on belongs to Ken Kesey so that gives you some idea of the history. I go every year and meet some of my friends there. Herbivorous has gone the last two years and has really enjoyed herself.

Other than that there is a lot of hiking to be done and it is possible we could even plan a day trip - or camping to Crator Lake. We keep meaning to do that and have decided that this spring - summer we will definitely do so.
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