||[Aug. 27th, 2007|02:57 pm]
So, today for the second time this year, I told someone in all seriousness that they needed to get away from the job they hate and cross the Nullarbor with me.
"I'm going next week, come with me!"
In both cases I figured the person would actually benefit from it. Away from home for about a week, out of contact for good chunks of it, seeing the size and scope of what's out there... Being reminded that there are different, more rewarding, and often more interesting ways to live. You don't have to want to do them, but knowing they exist changes your perspective. To have the freedom to think about what's going on in your life without all the niggling reminders, distractions and doubts that try to convince you that you really can't leave that job and/or life you hate.
Everyone one should do a long slow trip to somewhere in Australia. It opens your mind in interesting new directions if you let it. Though not everybody should do it with me. Some wouldn't cope with me, some I would kill before we got halfway across.
So now, because it's much in my mind (Three days! Eeep!) I present the "Do the Nullabor with Danny" pole!
No-one can see who answered, and comments are screened unless they have a "yes" at the end... For no other reason than force of habit :)
I ask you to do a Nullarbor trip with me. It will be 8-10 days, mostly camping. Assuming you have no other commitments or limitations, what do you say?
Oh God no! No way!
I don't think I'd enjoy it... with you!
I don't think I'd enjoy it
Not sure, probably not.
Only if I have a guarantee of no nudity and/or sex!
Umm... ok I guess
Only if there will be nudity and/or sex!
I suppose it could be interesting
I think a long trip with you would be fun!
When can you pick me up? Or will I come there? When do we leave?
I've travelled with you before, and would love to again.
I've travelled with you before, never again!
Doing the trip in the Belwood...
I'd feel honoured.
I think I'd cry... (in the good way)
My life would be complete - drive across Australia with a drover in a Holden
It's late, it's pouring with rain and blowing a gale, we need to pull over for the night, but there it's obviously going to be impossible to set up the tent. There's the mattress on the back seat, but it means we'll be spooned all night...
Dude, seriously, no way!
Honestly, who cares, let's sleep.
I'm strangely intrigued... hmmmm...
I'll cope if you will
Not fussed either way
Can we talk Doctor Who?
Can we be naked *and* talk Doctor Who?
So, while in the car...
lots of general chatter.
I want to talk about deep or personal things.
Playing games (20 Questions, etc.)
Not too much talk
Silence (hopefully comfortable)
A burping contest
We get to the Nullarbor. I want to stop the car to jump around like a naked loon. What do you do?
Ask you not to, I'd feel uncomfortable.
Enjoy the view... while carefully avoiding looking at you.
It's just a naked body, I'm not worried.
Offer to take photos to add to your collection.
Take photos, suggest poses and ideas, get right into it.
Take photos to perve on later.
Take photos of the Belwood - you don't matter.
Still on the Nullarbor, I ask if you want to jump around and/or pose for naked photo too...
Wouldn't do it. Not my thing.
Couldn't do it. Too uncomfortable in front of you or worried someone else might see.
Might run around in the raw, but ask you not to watch.
Hope that you'll check me out and like what you see.
Don't care if you see.
Okay, grab your camera. Now where should I stand?
A couple of silly shots - like the ones you've got of yourself in mid-air.
I want you to take photos that you want to look at again and again.
Snakes... The lolly kind...
An essential part of any well-planned trip.
I'm surprised you didn't come up with something smutty about *your* snake...
Do you think you're someone I would want to travel with?
Your ideal travelling companion will be able to talk about Doctor Who how much?
While on the job!