Chinese Proverb: Monkey that throws poo has poo hand. Read more
I don’t really dream of travel.
Daydream, yes, but when I sleep, the REM vignettes usually involve choreographed knife-fights and lady sasquatches
…could be late night salsa binges, but rarely do I dream of travel.
So, I want to know your dream locale.
Even if you have multiple destinations, or, you’re one of the lucky people to have visited “The Spot”.
Where is it?
Maldives? Venice? New Zealand?
Where would you Roam About?
What would you do?
I want to know. -Mike
Early morning run through Akasaka area, first time running in a foreign country — a liberating, smile-inducing experience. Sun charges through revealing some lovely, veiled shrines. Run around the (unfortunately) walled Togu and Akasaka palace; ancient meets modernity, apartments against shrines; Palaces vs. McLaren Showrooms.
Roam About Momma didn’t raise no dummy, but damn Japanese toilets are confusing/intimidating as hell…
After a 10 1/2 flight from LA, decompression hits my guts like so much airline food as I make my way to the bathroom via customs.
Round 1 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Flusher Read more
Like Roam About Mike (aka RAM), I too have a love of travel and while he is off test-driving the urban legends of Japan: menus of plasic food, dance abilities of the guys from the Peter, Bjorn & John video ( Nothing to Worry About ) , nuclear reactor meltdown related monsters and the skirt length of Harajuku girls…. I thought I would send you a ramble. Read more
When I first met Mike, one of our first dates was a camping trip in Southern Ohio. My best friend and roommate was incredibly concerned with my willingness to travel into the wilderness with a man I had only known for a few days… alone. She thought I might be murdered. Mike kinda looked like Christian Bale from “American Psycho”, but I thought he would be worth it. I took a chance and I’m still alive. Success!
Brigitte was one of my first followers, and has been a constant source of inspiration since. She’s one of the sweetest bloggers out there, a tremendous writer, and not a Monday goes by where I don’t head over to her site Brigitte’s Banter to read her Monday’s Musings. These habitual Monday stops provide perspective, reflection, and a sense of zen. She’s been Freshly Pressed twice (deservedly so), and has an legion of followers.
Brigitte won the first Roam About Contest, and has a shrine built in her house to the great Scott Baio (the prize was a poster of Chachi), to the dismay of her hubby. Seriously, follow Brigitte; it’ll make you a better person. – Mike
Mike, whom I’ve followed for many months now, asked me to write a post for him while he’s traipsing around Japan. On a Saturday, a day I never usually post, but I will for Mike because he and his
better other half, Marti, are good people.
I’m not sure why he’s there other than “work,” as he let me know in a personal email. Sources in Japan tell me Mike is revisiting a dream, nay, a date with destiny.
Mike, in case you’ve not surmised for yourself, is truly a purveyor of awesome, a jack of all trades. He’s traveled all over the globe. You may ask yourself, How can a guy do so much, how does he have the time? How can he be that awesome?
Read on. Read more
Matthew Barnes is the co-founder of CivitasNow, an eco-advertising company focused on socially-aware, minimal-impact messaging. He’s a TREMENDOUS artist who has furbished many a’bare walls in the Roam About household with his works. He’s an amazing photographer, and is the creator of the highly popular Tweet and go Seek. Check out his work at MisterBarnes.com
You know in ‘Goodfellas’, when Henry Hill’s character narrates about good guys, how someone is just a ‘GoodFella’? That’s Matt Barnes. He’s a fucking creative hurricane, an inspirator (new word), and loves Columbus with such vehemency, I’m surprised the city hasn’t spawned his child…Lil’ ColumBarnes. One of the nicest dudes you’ll meet; and plays a mean game of Tetris…radicool.
Thanks, Mister Barnes.
Thanks, Roamer! Your words is too nice at me. I hope your trip is totally rad. I can’t wait to hear all about it!
Whajjuhhp! (a formal greeting pronounced without moving your lips)
Mike asked me to be a guest on his rad blog some time ago, and since we’ve been teenage mutant ninja homies since the zygote era and because he’s got great hair, I obliged.
Upon completion of this post I’d like for your face to look like this:
A message from Mike: This guest post is written by blogger superstar Le Clown, from A Clown on Fire. I still don’t know how I managed to get him to do this, but I am excited that he kindly accepted. Le Clown, I owe you a big one… This post is more of a marathon than a sprint. It will take a few reads to be fully savored. Let go of your guns and turn off your television sets, my American patriots, just like I did when I typed this preface—my main man and role model Charlie Sheen can wait—and enjoy true art, for once. Your pal, Mike. Read more