All right then. Fine.
Tired of drifting aimlessly through life, I've decided to set some vague, utterly impossible goal for the future. Just to give me something to regret not doing anything about as I drift aimlessly.
No, this is me being optimistic.
So, I pulled up the Chicago Sister Cities International Program web site and decided to visit each of our Sister Cities. These are:
Warsaw, Poland Osaka, Japan Milan, Italy Casablanca, Morocco Shenyang, China Shanghai, China Gothenburg, Sweden Accra, Ghana Prague, Czech Republic Kyiv, Ukraine Toronto, Canada Mexico City, Mexico Vilnius, Lithuania Birmingham, England Hamburg, Germany Petach Tikva, Israel Paris, France Athens, Greece Durban, South Africa Galway, Ireland Moscow, Russia
(Their site seems to be broke, so the list is from Chicago Sister Cities - MapPoint Gallery - MP2K Magazine, which has a very nice image of the planet with the cities marked)
Looking over the list, I realized there's a distinct difference between a vague, utterly impossible goal and being just plain silly.
So I narrowed it down. To one.
So, I'll have a look 'round the Consular Section of the American Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, Japan, figure out that whole passport/visa thing, try to find somewhere to stay at Osaka-Japan.com, you know, working out the details of the vague, utterly impossible goal as a substitute for actually, you know, trying to attain it or anything.
Suppose I could start by finally seeing Lost In Translation. . .
This entry is dedicated to the Nubian Goddess: Neogrammarian
Because I'm going to drag her along on the trip. She just don't know it yet.