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Proof of Insanity

In case you needed proof that I’m insane, here’s a map of my flights over the next 50 or so days:

Leg 1 has already occurred (I’m currently in hot-and-muggy Orlando, FL). Leg 2 and 3 will happen about 6 hours apart from each other, this upcoming Sunday.

Flights 3-9 are New Zealand and Australia, which I’ve dubbed “a trip to Middle Earth”. Flights 10-12 are Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, also known as “two Doctor Who fangirls invade Cardiff”, and 13-14 are, of course, San Diego Comic Con.

Miles already traveled: 983
Total miles to be traveled: 33,933

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene II

I went ahead and changed the name of my blog; apparently “Geek & Sundry” is a phrase used by others, and I didn’t want to be associated with them. So now I am the Nomadic Geek, which I think is much more fitting.

 Me, sunburned. Hanauma Bay, Hawaii. March 2013.

I decided to start this blog because of a conversation with some friends on Facebook. I’d made a post about an upcoming trip to New Zealand, where I’ll get to visit one of the Lord of the Rings-slash-The Hobbit sets, and a friend mentioned that he was interested to read about my adventures. That’s right, adventures, plural. Because after a two week trip across the Pacific to visit Middle Earth, I’ll be jetting off to Wales to visit the home of Doctor Who and Torchwood, before heading back to the United States for San Diego Comic Con.

Three geek Meccas, in under three months.

But those who know me would say that this isn’t unusual; I rarely stay in one place for too long, and I have a bad habit of getting an idea into my head and then actually following through with it… sometimes with surprising results! In 2010, that idea-following took me to Antarctica, where I proceded to spend much of the next two years at either the South Pole or McMurdo Station on the Antarctic coast.

Sunset at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. October 2012.

Flinders St. Station, Melbourne, Australia. February 2013.

The first trip is less than three weeks away, but I’ll blog assorted geekiness until then. Next up, review of Iron Man 3!

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