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Jeremy's Road Trip Party

Jeremy recently announced that he was leaving his company to go off on a road trip adventure across the United States and Vietnam. Sound familiar? There must be something in the air for so many people in their mid-twenties to be thinking of switching careers or going off on some adventure.

Jeremy’s recently cut his Chia Pet hair to Stanford grad school levels. In a little over a week from now, he’ll say goodbye to his quaint house in Belmont and hello to campsites and gas stations, as he begins his trek across the United States. Following that will be a cycling trip across Vietnam. Who knows what paths he’ll cross when he returns to the States to begin the next phase of his life.

I was talking to Crystal about this today and we agreed that we should be spending our twenties exploring the world and experiencing new things. If we don’t, we’ll wake up one day wondering where have all the days gone by! It reminds me of that Talking Heads song, Once In A Lifetime:

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself-Well...How did I get here?

To all who are breaking away from the rut and the comfortable life, I say, “You go girl!” or “You go man!”

I ran into a number of people that I haven’t seen in ages from my Stanford days, such as Anat, Toli, Mike S., Mike H., Mauria, and Issac. The Class of ’97 is having its five year reunion this coming October. Has it been that long?!? Please say it isn’t so! The new freshman are sooo young looking; we were never like that, were we?

Sophia, Eric, Rainbow, Adam Nash, and a host of other people were at the party too. Sophia took the nice picture that graces the cover of this journal entry (thanks, Sophia!). I also met up with some new people, such as Lynn, Mandy, Martha, Katherine, and Anne. Lynn and I had an interesting discussion about Ultimate war stories, with me describing my elbow dislocation and her recounting her ankle fracture. Get well soon, Lynn!

Mandy and Adam Nash are in the market for a new digital camera. Before you decide, make sure you check out the reviews on DPReview and Steve’s Digicams. Eric and I have been recommending the Nikon Coolpix 885 for awhile. I might add to that the Canon PowerShot G2 or the S30/S40 combination for the advanced shooter. For beginners, I don’t think that you can go wrong with the newly announced Canon PowerShot A40.

Eric also posted some commentary and pictures on his web site.

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