||[Dec. 20th, 2007|01:36 am]
Fall comes early this year
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A vasectomy at Planned Parenthood in Towson will run me only $150 according to their sliding scale thing, and this is the exact amount I'm getting as a year-end bonus from the co-op. I am definitely making an appointment as soon as I get back.
Right now I'm at my parents' house in Seattle with no plans for the next week. I'll probably get some writing done (Karen, I'm almost done with a column for Mix Tapers #3!), read a few books I brought, and I figured out how to get to Portland AND Vancouver BC on public transit, as well as Astoria, OR (where the Goonies was filmed), so maybe I'll make an overnight trip out of one of these. One of the few things Seattle has going for it is the vegan restaurants that I've been missing the shit out of, and I plan to make up for away time while I'm here. If anyone in WA or even Portland or Van wants to hang out or partake in said plans, get in touch!
After some going through the motions at holiday family get togethers, I'm off to Orlando for motherfuckin' This Is For You fest! Last year was some of the most fun I've had in years, and I have high expectations for this one. Afterwards I go bumming around the south with We Need To Talk for about a week, hopping off their tour to head back to DC after one of their shows in the Carolinas.
Except for probably a weekend trip to Boston and/or upstate NY, this will be my last hurrah for traveling before I move to the Bay Area. This move will almost definitely happen closer to the end of March, and I kind of want to make a road trip out of it if I can find anyone or at least visit someplace I haven't been on my way west.
I'm not really one to download music, but holy shit I just stumbled on MP3 blogs such as kbdrecords.com, 7inchpunk.com, and Something I Learned Today, and have been going crazy downloading everything that looks interesting. I wish I could find out about these bands through mixtape trading, but I suppose this is the next best thing, albeit a distant second.