Twas a whirlwind. But, after reading some other blog posts I'm gonna go ahead and say "Tis the Season!" because I am definitely not alone in this and so what if the majority of what I managed to accomplish while being M.I.A. from Blog Land, U.S.A. can be summed up in 3 pics...
Ok, so last Thursday 3 crazy things happened almost in a row - same day, freaky shit. Like, these 3 things would make sense separately over the span of say, 3 months but same day - F-ing weird (in a good way.) I can't exactly say what these happenings were because 2 are still kind of in the works and I don't want to jinx either - and the 1 that is all set could affect some other secret stuff so... just keep your fingers crossed for me & I'll make the big reveal next week. plskthx
This day, this time, next month I will be on an airplane roughly 12 hours in to my 25 hours of travel time.
9.19 people - it's coming up fast! If you know me you know that I am a wish list maker! I love me some birthday lists (even though a certain someone always has to remind me) but f'real, once I get started I almost can't be stopped.
[Side note: I was not going to make a list this year because so many people donated to my Africa fund and I'm leaving 2 days after my bday and trust, that's really more than enough of a bday gift. BUT since that someone has been bugging me annnnd I'm going to be stuck on an airplane/ sleeping on airport floors/ in a mini van for 25 hours X2 - I may need some things to keep me from freaking out/ dying of boredom/ getting rulll angreh.
I HATE flying alone. HATE. It's sooo boring and I can't sit still and I have a finicky, spiteful, evil, little bladder that likes to play
"Oh, look, you just got comfy. Your row mates did too, even better! How about you get up, make everyone else get up and get me to the way back of this floating tin can before I REALLY embarrass you."
Because that's what happens every time. And I like my window seats and making strangers move for me to get up to pee is a situation that will never not be awkward for me. Also, peeing on myself in my sleep is one of my biggest fears, bigger than my fear of going to jail and fish combined. So yeah, flying makes me miserable and bitchy and paranoid and crazy.]
So, in case you want to treat me, here it is -
My Birthday Wish List:
Books - Duh, always a good idea but especially considering the 50 hrs of nothingness I have to look forward to. * = I really really want this book.
*My Dead Pets Are Interesting by Lenore Zion
*A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
*Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders by Brandi Glanville (don't judge!)
*Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story by Daphne Sheldrick
*The Pact by Jodi Picoult
*Arcadia by Lauren Groff
Drive by James Sallis
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J Gaines
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos
Magazines - I try to limit myself to the amount of gossip I read, the subscription to US Weekly I had for like 6 months doesn't count; it cost me a dollar which is practically free. Anyway, the hair salon and airplanes are 2 places reading trash is acceptable.
Travel games - that I can play by myself because I don't like to engage strangers on airplanes.
Music - mixes that I can stick on my iPod are always welcomed!
Hand Sanitizer/ Face Wipes/ Mini Lotion/ Airborne/ Etc. - things that will keep me from getting sick and/or feeling disgusting.
Travel First Aid Kit - because let's be honest, it's one thing I'm obsessed with taking but so random it screams "You're going to forget to buy me!!!"
Soffes in EVER color - Hey, what can I say; I like to be comfortable.
That's all I got for now. If you have any other ideas about how I can pass the time while traveling I'm all ears. So far the only real suggestion I've gotten is Xanax & Vodka buuuut I'm afraid the combo would lead to me peeing on myself in public and/or getting arrested, so I'll pass. (Oh there's also the fact that I don't partake in boozing or losing.)