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After October 17, I will be a Dubuquer and an Iowegian. I just let the new landlord know.

This will be the first time in 16 years I will live in another state. I've now officially lived in Illinois for longer than anywhere else which is pretty amazing when you consider that before that, I moved an average of once every 3 years to another state. Of course this will be the 6th move in 16 years so I guess I've bettered my average on moving, even if it was all in the same state.

Just think. I'll get to experience caucus races soon.



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Sep. 17th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
Snows there, don't it. I wouldn't go if I were you. What about Hawaii?
Sep. 17th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
My company doesn't have offices in Hawaii. But I would go to NC or NM before there. I don't mind the snow so much. It doesn't snow any more there than in joliet, IL where I live now.

Sep. 17th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Ok, good. Someone who prefers NM. Explain the desert to me. SO many photographers take landscape photos of the desert and they all seem to live in the desert. Ok, I get that no humidity makes the air clear but...I dunno, dontcha just get tired of earth tones all the time? Why do so many photographers prefer the desert?
Sep. 17th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
Well Northern NM where I like it is a combination of semi-arid desert and mountains. It's not the dry air. I actually function better with lots of humidity. For me it's what the air smells like. Sacred plants like Sage and Juniper and the pines and spruce when you get up in the Alpine region. If you think the desert is monotone then it's because you are seeing the forest and not the trees. There is color everywhere. Maybe an even wider variety than in the east. The skies are almost always a deep azure blue and not washed out white like you get in the East on really hot days.

I think the big attraction for photographers is that you can actually see a long way without things like buildings muddying up the landscape. And Everything looks so grand in scope.

Sep. 17th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Iowa Wander! So since you're gonna be closer, does this mean we get to hang out more?
Sep. 17th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Sure! I'd like that. It won't be such a bad drive now.

Sep. 18th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
I think you'll enjoy Iowa. I think it is -- and this is a very overused word-- magical place. I could spend 20 more years exploring Iowa.There's a great art museum just one hour south of you: http://www.figgeart.org/
And a monestary where the monks support themselves making caskets! http://www.newmelleray.org
Sep. 22nd, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the move. It sounds like it's about time for you to make another move anyway. ;)
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