Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Prologue: Part II

I leave on Tuesday. I don't quite know how to react. I'm very excited, but also very scared shitless. Am I going to be able to find a job down there? Will I be able to integrate myself and my comedy into Australia? How will missing the launch of Taco Bell's Cool Ranch Dorrito's Loco Taco affect my psyche? These are some very real concerns of mine.

Still in the process of packing. In a way, I'm more concerned about California than I am about Australia. I'm not sure I can get a decent feel for SF and LA in just two weeks, but it's almost too long for just a vacation. Anyways, for now I'm gonna watch the Superbowl. Man, I really hope the Whocares from Wherever beat the Idontgiveashits! Yay sport!

I'll update again when I have something novel happen.

- Dan

Monday, January 21, 2013

Still just Ju-wallowing in Eden Prairie...

It's a month before I leave for Australia, so I figured I should learn how to blog.

For those who don't know, I'm Dan Juola, and I'm moving to Australia. I will be chronicling the experience here. The name of this blog is a play on a common mispronunciation of my last name. It's pronounced like "jew-oh-luh", but I so commonly get the pronunciation "jew-ah-luh" that I don't even correct people anymore. Furthermore, it's Finnish, a language that I don't even speak, so who cares. Point is, when said quickly, it sounds kinda like "jew-walla", hence ju-wallowing. (hooray for explanations!)

Right now is a stressful time. The ticket from Las Angeles (did I spell that right? it doesn't look right...) to Melbourne is booked for February 20th. I still haven't looked into where I can live temporarily once I land, and I'm deciding what I can and cannot bring with me. Lots to do.

The picture is of me at a donut shop right after I got some free donuts. They have delicious donuts and coffee with free refills.

Lastly, I ate a McRib today. I'd never had one before and I figured I should do something exceedingly American before I leave.