Naaaaaaah. I'd better stop before I use the word "febrile".
My name is Christopher Pratt. I am (for approximately seventy-two more hours) a software quality assurance engineer working at Netscape Communications, a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner, which is of course in turn a subsidiary of GloboChem LLC. I have been working this job for just over three years, and I am about to change everything by leaving voluntarily (Friday afternoon at two PM; it's already been scheduled) in order to spend the next eighteen months travelling.
This is what brings me to LiveJournal. I do not feel any immediate need to share anything about my personal life with complete strangers - but I do feel a need to provide an occasional "where am I now" update so that my family and friend will know that I'm okay. Wait. Friends. I forgot Matthew. Hi Matthew!
Ahem. I've posted an itinerary of my travels, and I've made that URL privately available to my mates, but if you don't know me personally, this is, I'm afraid, all that you'll get. I'll endeavour to post at least once a month (wow! what dedication!). By the end of 2001 I should have spent my 32nd birthday in Nagorno-Karabakh, visited the Gedenkstätte der Sozialisten in Berlin, walked through most of Central London, frozen my ass off in Silesia in November, and (hopefully) have had a really good time of it.
This Friday, I leave my job. This Saturday, I'll spend time with friends at home over a bunch of sandwiches and a case of South African chenin blanc. This Sunday, I'll finish packing. This Monday, Dan-the-marmot, my partner, will drive me to the San Francisco airport. This Tuesday, I'll land at Schiphol.
In the meantime, however, I have some work to do.
Next post: likely from the easyEverything Internet café just off the Rembrandtplein.