"OH MY GOD" about this guy. What an inspiration, and on less than $100 a week! I love to hear stories that show how, gosh-dangit, this life IS possible.
And I also wanted to say, check out this awesome site. I contacted this woman via her post on craigslist looking for travel writing interns. By the time she received my application, she had already filled the intern positions, but said she was intrigued by my writing and still wanted to talk with me about maybe doing business together. We've been trying to talk over Skype despite our time difference (she's currently living in Madrid). I'm so excited about this possible opportunity, and wanted to tell you all to check out her great shoestring travel site.
And finally, here is a picture of Brighton Beach from the rainy window of the coffee shop where I'm working this morning:
One thing I love about Santa Cruz so far is all the "surprise" beaches. Sort of like ancient ruins in Rome, I keep turning a corner and accidentally running into beaches - like everywhere. "Oh, there's the ocean," I keep saying.
And that concludes your random, disjointed, rambly blog post for today.