Two weeks back

So, I’m back from two weeks’ vacation and am happy to be home. I adore vacation, but sometimes the best part is coming home. Seeing puppy and sleeping in my own bed (not in a hotel, a cabin, someone else’s bedroom) is so lovely. I took about a billion pics and am trying to figure out how to organize and edit them. I’ve decided to upgrade on Flickr to Flickr Pro, which costs $25 a year (as opposed to being free), but lets you upload as many pics as you want and create sets and all sorts of funness. I also — being the whimsical person I am — joined Picnik, which lets you edit photos in way cool ways and links to Flickr (as well as Facebook and a million other places). Ah, the internets.

Anyway, so I’m up to my ears dealing with my amateur pics, but I want to say, please wait on the edited ones and check back.  Not that they’ll be great, but they’ll be better than what Flickr’s showing you now.  It’s my fault — not Flickr’s (don’t hate me, my love!) — and soon I’ll fix it.

In the meantime, highlights from my trip: (1) seeing Kristin’s awesome apartment and her in her element there and trekking around pretty Brooklyn and eating in restaurants where people smiled at Sconnie me; (2) drinks with Fee’s friend Carla while we were drenched in Manahattan rain, and seeing my long-lost beloved friend, Heather, in Bryant Park with sweet potato fries; (3) playing the license plate game; (4) Andrea and Scott’s wedding, which was unbelievably lovely and simply perfect; and (5) Presque Isle; always home.  Basically, the best thing was seeing friends I met in my late teens or early twenties and feeling just as proud to be their friends as I ever did.  More, actually.  I am so blessed with good friends.  Even if they’re spread out all over the world (and so many in NYC!), I will always feel that they are a part of me.  I will always be grateful that they have let me be a part of their lives.  It’s a gift I don’t take lightly.

Folks?  I need to hear from you.  How has your summer been?  Best moments?  The ranking in Best Summers Ever?  Great moments?  I miss you.

6 Responses to “Two weeks back”


  1. 1 gwendolyngarden August 10, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I missed you so much! I am so glad you’re back. I drove past your house yesterday on my way to Trader Joke, and wanted to stop by, but couldn’t call ahead b/c my cellphone was dead, so I figured it would be rude. Anyway. I missed you. Welcome back.

    I too loved being gone for two weeks, but started to have fantasies about sneaking home partway through my week up north.

    I can’t wait to see all the edited photos from your trip. I really only have two from mine: SP & I in wetsuits (no one will ever see that photo) and me winning the family Poker tournament, which my sister promised to put up on facebook.

    We also invented a new Harry Potter movie drinking game: a mere mention or glimpse of Voldemort– then a drink. It was brilliant.

    I can’t wait to hear your cute stories!

    G

  2. 2 Sara H August 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Welcome back!!

  3. 3 Sarayu August 10, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Yay, back to blogging! While you were gone, I would sometimes check your blog anyway, partly out of habit, partly because I hoped you might have added a little note about how the trip was going. So glad to have you back!

  4. 4 gretchen August 14, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I checked your blog too! Next time, please head south to Virginia — we miss you! Got your text about passing Denison, but didn’t text back because I’m SO bad at it . . . it takes me about 20 min. to send a text message. So not worth it! Pls tell me you didn’t get off the freeway . . . nothin’ to see there in Licking County, Ohio!!

    🙂

  5. 5 Kayt August 18, 2009 at 6:10 am

    I just got back from Istanbul. I am looking forward to my own bed. I enjoyed the hell out of my own shower and toilets with which you can flush toilet paper.

    I loved it though, pictures will be coming soon. Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture with one of my private teachers Princess Banu. So I present you with old-school sexy-overload pictures of her when she was young.

    http://www.belly-dance.org/bellydance-posters.html

  6. 6 gracieandkate August 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Awesome! And welcome home.


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