Travel


Oct
27
2007

This Time Tomorrow

A friend of mine once bought a day planner and used it for half a year without incident. Then one day, we're sitting there in Biology---did I mention that this was when I was fifteen?---and she turns the page to write down the due date of the next homework assignment, which was, I don't know, Tuesday June 5th or something, and finds that someone, SOMEONE THAT ISN'T HER, has written in her planner the following line: "a year today she went away."

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Oct
25
2007

Oh, Canada! Oh, Portland!

We're thinking of going away the weekend after next, partly because the travel bug is up to its old tricks and IT ITCHES OH IT ITCHES, and partly because I have a (soon to expire) promotional code to use on a last-minute getaway, and since I always seem to leave things to the last minute anyway, it seems particularly fitting that I'm leaving it to the last minute to take a last-minute vacation. Isn't that irony or something? Alanis?

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Sep
21
2007

Just For The Smell Of It

File this under Vaguely Embarrassing Things About Me That I Feel The Need To Share With The Internet: around this time of year, when summer is sloping out and Fall is creeping in, I wear sunscreen just because I like the way it smells. And I'm not talking about any old sunscreen; it has to be Coppertone. Preferably, it has to be the spray kind, and then I can just spritz it on like perfume.

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Sep
11
2007

Las Mujeres Son Malvadas

We arrived home last night, tired and hungry, after a six-hour layover in Houston. Have you ever been to the airport in Houston? My god, that airport. Why is there nothing to eat there that wouldn't be out of place in a fourth-rate mall food court?

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Aug
28
2007

Our Timing Has Always Been Impeccable

We leave for Ecuador at the end of the week, and while I'm sure our vacation will be glorious, I'd like to register my disappointment at what I'll be missing while we're gone. We seem to have picked The Best Week In San Francisco Ever to be away, and I'm really starting to hope these volcanoes are going to be worth it.

To wit, here's what I won't be doing next week:

1. Hanging out with Heather B, as she sets out on the San Francisco leg of what has somehow become her Blogging Tour Of World Domination.

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Aug
27
2007

Get Shorty

More New Hair Here are a few things that will always happen: you will always wake up on the morning of your hair appointment and be having a good hair day for a change. You will always think "crap, do I really want to do this?" You will always arrive early to the salon and flip through some of those hair magazines and change your mind a hundred times.

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