On this day in 2017: 8am: Set self up on couch, start work. 10:00am: Leave for escrow company to go sign the deed to the house over to the ex. 10:30am: Have breakdown at escrow company, force a lovely and very kind escrow company employee to suffer through a crazy woman's sobbing fit and inability … Continue reading Two years removed
It seems unbelievable, but the trip to France I've dreamed of for 12 years is coming up quickly. Everything with Cookie and the other guy (I think I decided to call him goatee guy? I can't recall!) is great. I can't believe I've been seeing them both for about six weeks already. I keep liking … Continue reading Itinerary: Twenty-two days by train in France
It's so amazing and rare to find someone you enjoy traveling with. It's even more amazing to spend ten straight days together, then miss the person when you part. We met in college, in the fall of 1998. By the end of the semester, when he left to go home to Ireland for a month … Continue reading Depression’s Lies and Loveability (Travel Revelations)
We got in the car and he asked to put "real" conversation and catch-up on hold until we got to our destination. His driving and chatter were adorable. He was flustered by my presence, and somehow this knowledge calmed me. There was reassurance in recognizing I wasn't nervous alone.
The date of my London and Ireland trip quickly approaches and with it, some nasty anxiety about seeing the Galway Guy. After 20 years of flirtatious banter, I am not wholly surprised that I am experiencing some nervousness about seeing him face to face. The tone of the nervousness is one that I recognize and … Continue reading PTSD and the Galway Guy
It's almost time for my trip to London and Ireland! And since it appears Ireland's summer weather is somewhat equivalent to the fall weather where I live, I've used the trip as an excuse to do a bit of shopping. My fashion style is pretty much, "see if I can wear sleepwear all the time … Continue reading Packing for Ireland and a Fall Wardrobe Refresh
My plan for this rainy Saturday was to sit here at my desk and write about my newfound obsession with planning travel adventures. But Anthony Bourdain died yesterday. And that changes everything. Anthony Bourdain is the reason I have travel dreams at all. My introduction to his show, "No Reservations," changed me and the way … Continue reading Travel Obsessions and What Anthony Bourdain Meant to Me