Wednesday, March 4

pre travel funk

Sorry for the hiatus, the poetry jam was very cool, thanks for that. Aside from taking a breather from daily blogging, I am in pre-travel funk. We are going to the US for 4 days for a wedding. All four of us. I am trying to avoid having nightmares about being locked in a canister with HUNDREDS of other people for twelve hours... three of whom are the two punks and MM. How is it that I find myself attached myself to these neurotic people? Think happy thoughts. Inner growth comes from outer turmoil. Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you. Insert your favorite eastern/western line of bs here.

Basically I'm alternating between this

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And this

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That's it! I should do both. Kick some ass, AND meditate. By kick some ass, I mean my own on my rowing machine.

I'm actually looking forward to the trip. My brother is getting married to a fantastic woman (and she's not Italian) and it will be Punkone's first time back in two years. I'm interested in his reaction. When I went with Punkette last year, after about 20 min of waiting in line at customs she asked me "but, do they speak English here?" I think they've forgotten that there is a whole society that speaks English. It's not just some bizzaro habit of their mother. She is bizzaro in many ways, so I can see how they might arrive at that conclusion.

The plan is 1. Eat an American Breakfast, 2. Soak up some vitamin D (it's in AZ), 3. Buy some summer clothes for the punks at Target, 4. Indian heritage or US largest Firetruck museum, 5. Rehearsal, BBQ and country line dancing. 6. Wedding prep and wedding. And relax, have fun, and not go crazy doing it.

So, chant on whatever works for you and send those vibes my way... hopefully I'll see you in a week.

14 comments:

  1. Have fun, Christine! Will you be coming to Plainfield as well?

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  2. I have my fingers crossed for you for the flight and family fun! Can't wait to see what you have to say when you return.

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  3. How exciting! Re-introducing the punks to the English language, and all that! Have a wonderful time!

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  4. Please don't forget to practice that good old American habit - rampant consumerism. You could leave the US as the heroine who saved our economy.

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  5. Have a great trip and welcome home for a few days!

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  6. That sounds awesome. Have some fun and teach them English !!

    :)

    Wishes to your family !! Have a safe trip !

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  7. Have an uneventful trip -- we'll be here when you get back!

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  8. Enjoy, 'Tine!
    The US is happier somehow despite the i$$ues going on. Hope! Aloha-

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  9. Congratulations on your 28 posts in 28 days. You deserve a break. Good luck with your trip. I'm looking at an 8 hour plus trip to Hawaii with the wild children, so that will be interesting this summer.

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  10. Oooh have an awesome time in AZ for your bros wedding!!! How very exciting!!!

    I will be waiting for a wedding post and all that!!!!

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  11. Have a wonderful visit!

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  12. I like your blog.. Its lovely! Have a safe trip! Have loads of fun..

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  13. My kids are convinced that they speak Polish. And apparently whatever is spoken outside the house is also Polish, they just don't understand it. Except the youngest one. He alternates between Polish and English.

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  14. Sorry, I didn't realize my husband was signed in on this computer. The above comment was actually mine.

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