I hate the term “journey”. It was co-opted by the reality tv shows and now it’s so trite. So banal. So… Used.

But my journey sojourn saga excursion expedition exploration begins today.

I’m currently sat at the MSP airport, waiting to board my flight to San Francisco. And as with all “unscripted” travel, I find that I’m a bit nervous.

How do I get from the airport to my hotel in SF most expeditiously, and more importantly, cheaply? How hard will it be to navigate their Muni system? Will the BART/Muni system go on strike, and if it does, how will I get around? Will I look too touristy? Will I be lonely? Will I get bored? Where will I eat breakfast? Will Muir Woods be open? Will I be targeted by pickpockets?

So many unanswered questions! Which altogether make my tummy all oogy.

See, I’m a “planner”. I like to know exactly and in nauseating detail how I’m getting from point A to point B. Once at point B, I then like to have a loose outline for what my days will be like. But I haven’t really done much planning this time.

Mostly it’s because this trip has creeped up on me; all of a sudden I’m off for SF and I have run out of time to prepare.

Don’t get me wrong- it’s not like I did nothing. I have maps printed out from Frommers of the city. I have a map showing the Muni system. Have scoped out the nearest BART stations and other routes. I’ve looked up addresses of places I want to go and plotted them on a map.

But I don’t have a schedule. A daily itinerary. And I still don’t have a visual grasp of the layout of the city yet. Like, which direction do I head for what– and that makes me nervous.

Tell me to take a chill pill and just go with it, okay?


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Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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12 Responses to Journeys.

  1. Carl says:

    Sorry, can’t help you….I’m the same way

  2. calm down, have a drink, and take each hour as it comes, willya? not EVERY fucking thing in life has to be planned to the n th degree.

    take a taxi from the airport to your hotel. study the tourist books in your room. go out for dinner. see what the weather is going to be for tomorrow, THEN decide what you want to do first.

    RELAX, dammit! 🙂

  3. Jon (friend of Blobbysblog) says:

    BART and MUNI are two separate entities. Only BART is threatening to strike which which won’t effect you too much if you stay within SF proper. You’re probably already there so I won’t tell you how to get from SFO. Where are you staying? If you want places to eat (food) I can advise.

  4. Chip says:

    You’ll be fine…..when I was in SF — I did a major attraction a day. GG Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Castro, Haight Ashbury, etc. — I can get very anxious, but all went well.

  5. Ben says:

    Are you going to have sex?

  6. Blobby says:

    it won’t go according to plan and you will surely perish!

  7. Rick says:

    I haven’t been there in several years but it was the panhandlers that most annoyed me.
    You’re not a southern boy but if you like a big breakfast there was a places called Sears (yes Sears) up from the St Francis hotel about a block or so. It was always busy and the food good. A woman next to me on the plane told me about it. Take the ferry to Sausalito and eat one evening. I wish I could go. Have fun!!!!!!!!

  8. rjjs8878 says:

    you can hop on Bart at SFO

  9. dbb says:

    Take a chill pill, and have a wonderful time and make lots of new “friends”. Oh and post the weekly bastards before you goso i have something to do at work.

  10. Girl Tuesday says:

    You will have an amazing time, cb! And precisely because it is so spur of the moment! It will be new and different for you, so just go with it!

  11. Mark in DE says:

    Just relax and enjoy the adventure. Sometimes NOT having everything planned in advance allows you the freedom to ‘fall into’ great unplanned things!

  12. brettcajun says:

    Ugh. You have to PLAN when going by yourself or you just walk around aimlessly doing to touristy things. I would have gone with a friend or two. And it is always better to travel to a city where you know others that can show you around and spend time with you.

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