Tuesday, May 31, 2005

WARNING: This blog will be update free for a couple of days

Sad news, I know. But I'm sure my faithful readers (All what? Three of you? ) will ban together and comfort one another in these desperate times ahead.


I don't know if I've mentioned this before (maybe I have briefly, cryptically) but I'm going on vacation tomorrow. Yay! And I'm going to Texas for the first time. Yay! And I'll be flying by myself for the first time. Eek! I'm a big girl. I can handle it. I can handle it with style, as only I can. But still... its making me just a little nervous. I wish the HB was coming with me, but he's already used up the vacation days he accrued for his first six months on the job. So bummer that. :(

But that just means I get to play Girl Adventurer! Navigating the Big Scary Obstacle Course that is The Airport.

I know that once I get to the airport it won't be that bad. I've watched Airline enough to know what to do (don't consume alcohol like it's a security blanket, check in EARLY, don't check in luggage if possible). If worse comes to worse, and I get lost and/or miss my flight and/or say something to piss off the security guys, I'll just pin a note to myself that says, 'If lost please return to:'

The reason I'm going to Texas? A cousin of mine is getting married on Saturday. The reason I'm leaving tomorrow and coming back on Monday? My parents and two sets of aunts and uncles are all camping out in RV's at another aunt and uncle's lake house a week before and a week after the wedding. My mom really wanted me to come out early and hang out with her and the rest of the family. Actually, she wanted both me and the HB to come, and talked it up so much that the HB was really looking forward to coming. But now he can't make it. Darn it!

But I can. And I'm so friggin excited about it!!! Last time my parents vacationed at the lake house they wouldn't shut up about how nice it is out there and how much fun it is and yadda yadda yadda. So now its my turn dammit! Yeah! And I get to see my aunt and uncle from florida, who I haven't seen in months! And I get to see my aunt and uncle and cousin from texas, and a bunch of other relatives from texas, who I haven't seen in years!!!

I can't want until I get home today so I can start packing. I've wanted to start packing for at least the last week or so, but felt that would be a rather silly thing to do. So I refrained. And started making a Things To Pack list instead because I keep thinking of things I need to remember to bring and I'm afraid I'll forget to pack it otherwise. Last few times I've packed a suitcase I haven't forgotten anything, yet every single time I pack I have that disco-dancing-butterfly-in-the-tummy feeling that I'm forgetting something vital. Like underwear. I hate that nagging feeling. But as long as I remember to pack my wedding outfit I'm set. All other necessities can be borrowed or bought when I get there.

So I'll be gone for... wow, six days... and I doubt I'll have internet access until I come back to work next Tuesday, hence the lack of updates. Well, I'll have access Monday night when I get back, but I'm getting back around 11 at night. I doubt there will be enough brain functionality to type up anything even remotely semi interesting. I might have access at the lake house, but I'm not counting on it.

To fill up my time since I won't be able to compulsively check my emails or read blogs or surf around aimlessly like I usually do at work, I'll be reading a lot of books. I plan to pack a few books that I purchased years ago that I haven't gotten around to reading yet because I keep buying/borrowing new ones. Or better yet, I'll bring only books mom has loaned me. That way I can leave them in her RV when I'm done. Make the suitcase a bit lighter.

I also plan to do a lot of writing while I'm out there. I won't have a laptop with me, which would be super cool, so I'll be doing it old school, which I kind of prefer anyways. Plus, I've got a super cool new notepad I need to break in, as well as some spiffy new pens. So that's something I'm looking forward to doing.

Also on the list of things to do this vacation: Relax. Eat lots of good RV/home cooked meals. Party with family (they're a fun and rowdy bunch, especially when the wine starts flowing). Get all gussied up for a wedding. Relax. Eat. Have fun. Fly back home in one piece.

I can't wait! Can't wait! Can'twaitcan'twaitcan'twait!!!


  1. hooray for vacations!! :D i hope you have a super fantabulous time! *waves*

  2. hooray for vacations indeed! this one can't come soon enough.