Sunday, October 28, 2007

Here we go...

Supposedly, in 24 hours I will be on the other side of the world. This still seems somewhat unbelievable. Even more unbelievable is the fact that I will be able to speak to people there in my native language. Thank you, 18th century imperial Europe.

My jumping off was made immeasurably more pleasurable by a stay with the good folks at CPX, a remarkable co-op full of remarkable people who together drive Palo Alto's awesomeness quotient through the roof. Pictured is the indomitable Wes, hands covered in what can only be described as a prelude to sheer terror. This probably won't make any sense to you if you've never tried to walk up the path to Synergy on the night of the Halloween party.

Well, off I go! I'll leave you with this remarkable fact courtesy of Wikipedia:

Zealand (Danish: Sjælland; [ˈɕɛˌlænˀ]) is the largest island (7,031 km²) of DenmarkGreenland, which is a Danish territory) and the 95th largest island of the world ... (excluding

In Norse mythology the island was created by the goddess Gefjun after she tricked Gylfi, the king of Sweden, as told in the story of Gylfaginning. She removed a piece of land and transported it to Denmark, and it became the island of Zealand. The vacant area was filled with water and became Mälaren.[2] However, since modern maps show a similarity between Zealand and the Swedish lake Vänern, it is sometimes identified as the hole left by Gefjun.

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