1. Thursday, May 9, 2019

    when i was in high school there was this bus 

    and it took high school seniors to a college in iowa where you only had to take one class a day for about month.

    you were in that class for like three hours a day, maybe four, every day

    when you went home you did your homework for a few hours and after that you were done for the day.

    cornell college.

    then at the end of the month you’d take your finals and then youd get a few days off

    next month youd start a new class.

    genius.

    when i was 17 i knew i wasnt going to no cornell college in iowa, i knew i was coming to californee

    but i was intrigued to be able to spend the night in iowa at a real college.

    none of my friends from my high school wanted to come with, and that was fine with me.

    on the bus i saw these two beautiful girls.

    one was named rise the other was tracey. i was shy, but on that bus i said to myself fuckit, im moving to california in a few months, what do i have to lose?

    and we talked all the way to dumb cornell college and all the way back the next day.

    i was instantly in love with tracey (not pictured), but i kept in touch with both of them via the post. we’d send letters and cards and phone once in a while. what have you.

    right before i turned 21 i had some time on my hands and rise was in switzerland at some fancy college and she said come out and we can travel around europe a little.

    and sure enough i had made enough money selling tvs on commission that i said, fine!

    and rise had this korean roomate named ae, who just happened to be from iowa, and i fell in love with her immediately. pictured. we all traveled around switzerland for a little while then paris. we spoke so much french i started dreaming in french. it was loco.

    then the girls had to go back to college and i kept roaming europe. first germany and then scandanavia.

    best month of my life until october / early november 2016

    and it all started with a bus ride

    to nowhere

    for no good reason