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August 06, 2003


Hi. This is me. If you're curious, feel free to continue. if not, read it anyway cause I'm taking the time to write it and you might see something interesting. maybe.

Hi! let's get goin...I'm a 27 yr old actor from, ummmm, welll, let's say Wisconsin. I was born in NC but I claim Madison WI as my home town __GO PACKERS!!!___. I left Madison a little while back to go to college in MN, and after seven years of thrilling, ummm, actually by thrilling I mean terribly boring and depressing, academia, I moved to Los Angeles to be a movie star. L A was fun, and I can't wait to get back...but things were going to well to quickly and I got way ahead of myself and decided to run off to Northern California to be a hippie and get away for a while.
I'm going to write a paragraph here about the town I lived in, Arcata, because it really played a significant role in my development as a human being. Arcata is a wonderful place to relax and heal. It is not a wonderful place to grow as a human however... It seems that one has to agree to be errr, well, small I guess is the right way to say it. To live in a town where almost everyone is socially conscious, and extremely leftist, is interesting and a good way to learn about other peoples social tendencies...but try and connect with a person and you're SOL. I really dig meeting and sharing with people, and I was miserable there. Never really felt that alone before. I can't say that I didn't have any friends at all...there were a few people who I had fun with and still care for greatly...but nothnig like what I have everywhere else I've lived. Stoners are hard to get to know, really...and most people are so into their metaphysical worlds that other people's experiences are threatening to their realities. Experiencing this really shook me as a person, and I feel like it made me stronger, but left me missing something...a spark that I used to have. the natural beauty is unparalleled in the U.S. as far as I'm concerned, though it's beauty is soft and elusive, which, in truth, really sums up the way I felt about Arcata. Always mellow, always soft, always a misty haze around everything and everyone. Reality just a bit out of reach...The actual challenges that this time in my life presented me with are among the toughest I've encountered yet, and holy lord am I glad to be out of there.
Luckily for me, one day a friend suggested that I check out this website called So I did. And from there this whole trip idea came to me like an inspiration from Lombardi (may he rest in peace). I've always dug traveling and have been more of a backpacker than anything else for most of my life....but man oh man, this RTW has been waiting for me. Anyone who has been on the boards over the last year and reads what I post and remembers it knows what I'm talking about, but for the rest of you...this trip is my thing.
AS for now...i'm kickin it and rarin to go. I have less than three months to travel around the U.S. and get things done before I bail the country and get a chance to test my mettle...and for the first time in a couple years...I think I found my spark again...

Posted by Colin on August 6, 2003 02:08 PM
Category: me me me

Good for you graycat. You sound a lot like me(from what I read in you're blog). I'll be readin you're blog, be safe and... of course you'll have crazy fun!

Posted by: Bear on August 19, 2003 04:34 PM

Hey Grey,

I know exactly how you feel - I realised at the end of last year that I had lost all enthusiasm for things so I got off the hamster wheel... My RTW starts in Feb (if I don't bring it forward)

Have a fab time (I know you will) and keep blogging!

Take care & have fun

Posted by: novice on October 6, 2003 04:18 AM

Hey there Greycat,

Good on you bro! lifes there to explore and to do things, not just the typical 9-5 job, it gets so boring and hey, you'll have so many stories to tell your people and instead of reading ficton stories to your kids, you can tell them about your trips around the world! what can complare?

Ill keep my eye on your blog, have fun in the meantime


Posted by: Nugget on November 24, 2003 12:16 AM

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