Thursday, November 17, 2005

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Yep, I'm back in Brooklyn. Not only was my apartment not robbed while I was away, but my landlord fixed the light in the bathroom.

11 comments:

Miss Stambaugh said...

Welcome back John!

Molly said...

Welcome home, John. I wanted to thank you for sharing your travels with us and to let you know how much I enjoyed your take on things as well as your writing style; I felt like I was with you on some occasions...but your mom said it all for me!!! (and she said it quite well!) Glad you're home safe...now we have to actually see each othe in person! You, Carol, and I should plan to meet soon-name the Irish pub, bring the pictures, we'll buy the pints!

Molly said...

...especially since you're probably still paying off the leather coat...wear it and we'll be sure to compliment you on it!

Julie said...

Glad to know you're home and safe. hope to see you soon.

Carol said...

Glad you're home safely and that the apartment was intact. Mixed feelings though; I shall miss hearing of your travels and hope that you'll continue with the blog. I have the feeling that you're the kind of guy who has madcap (or at least head-scratching) adventures no matter what country you're in.
Mwah!

the hanged man said...

Oh, that fucking leather jacket. On the other hand, I was very happy I had it in Italy.

Thank you, everyone, for both your warm wishes on my return and for coming along the trip with me, even if it was only in virtual form.

Molly & Carol - would love to see you guys soon. (Actually, I'd like to see everyone soon). If it makes things easier, we can always meet in Philly. Discuss...

I also have mixed feelings about being back. While the trip felt like it came to a natural close and it was time to return, coupled with the fact that I really wanted to see you all, it was still hard to leave. At the airport in Amsterdam, I had to go into robot-mode. "Just focus on finding the gate and buying liquor at the duty-free shop. Don't think about leaving." I was fine, until I had to exchange my euros for dollars and I could feel my eyes water.

It really is all about the Benjamins. Or Lincolns and Jacksons in my case.

I'll post some photos soon.

MX said...

Welcome home! I just found your blog and can't wait to read about the entire trip. Yes, please post some pics.

People stranded in Arkansas love to enjoy other's adventures!

MX

Molly said...

John, I could so appreciate those bittersweet feelings...

thank me anytime b/c I just went on for several paragraphs about how I see the significance of the inextricability of joy/sadness and then I realized I just have to be stopped. I deleted of my own volition and decided to save it for drunken conversation. So, 'you're welcome'.

the hanged man said...

MX -
Welcome! Hope you like the journal. It's full of tales of wandering around Europe and some weird (Catholic) religion. So enjoy!

Molly-
I'm sorry you deleted your post. But don't forget: going on for several paragraphs about any given topic is my job. However, anyone is allowed to join in. Look forward to seeing you soon.

k.c. said...

if roy fixed the light in the bathroom, then he probably also set off the alarm. i'd bet a 20 euro bill on it.

glad you are home safe, mr. hanlon. i leave on wednesday and will give you a call when i'm back. right now i'm in berlin in a crappy hotel, and have decided to head back to stuttgart early.

Miss Tanya said...

Yay!