Quality of Life

Some people like to say, "Eat well, do good, get exercise, and die anyway," as some sort of excuse for partying, being unhealthy and/or being inconsiderate. This logic has no place in a happy, fulfilling and successful life. Regardless of when you die, you want the life you live today, and tomorrow to be the best life you can possibly have. There is no excuse for not doing the best for yourself and the best you can for those you love. Even if I were going to die in six months, I still would continue my diet exactly as I do (if not do even better) because I want the highest quality for my life. The quantity is quite irrelevant.

~Raederle Phoenix Jacot

"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?" ~ M. C. Escher

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Deciding Our Next Stop

I posted a message on a forum on couch-surfer for Atlanta, Georgia, hoping to find a place to crash tomorrow night. And with luck, I got the following response:

Hi Phoenix.

I'll text you to let you know I sent this.

I'm right off of I-75, in the woods north of Atlanta. I own Georgia's only certified organic bread bakery and it's right here on my property.

I only recently quit playing World of Warcraft because the raids were taking up too much time, but it's a gamer-friendly house. The other baker is now living in the in-law suite I have listed on my profile, but I still have a guest room.

I'm 57, the other baker, Matt, is 39 and my cat is 18.

I'm about 35 minutes north of Atlanta.

Let me know if you're interested.


I wrote back:

Hey, sorry, I'm an idiot for not mentioning that I can't receive texts. So I don't have your phone number.

I'd be very grateful for the place to stay - my father and I both. I also quit World of Warcraft mostly because it was taking too much time, but also because funds were too low to justify the cost of it.

That's awesome that you have an organic bread bakery! I'd be interested to see it, and possibly get some bread. :p

I contacted several people, but I've had three people write back and say they had other obligations. I did try sending out messages to people before the trip started, but gave up when so many people said "well, I don't know what I'll be doing in two weeks." But then I was so busy with packing and other preparations I didn't realize until we got to NC that I didn't have anywhere lined up for us to sleep between here and Arizona. >.<

So yes, yes, much, much appreciated.

We're intending on leaving tomorrow morning, sometime between 4am and 11am; we have not yet decided if we're going to get any sleep or not yet. *laughs*

And we're going to stop in Asheville, NC just to look around and see what we see and be there for a few hours before heading south to Georgia. So that lands us arriving there sometime between 3pm and 10pm. I'll know better tomorrow when we're actually on the road.

If you don't read this and reply this (with your number) before I pack up my laptop, the only way I'll have to be able to contact you is if you call me, so please do. :)

Thanks so much. :)

~Raederle Phoenix

1 comment:

Baba Taro said...

Dianne sounds awesome.