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Feb. 22nd, 2012 09:11 am
erika_sanely: (Travel)
I'm going on a mini-holiday tomorrow (Thursday 23rd) and won't be back until Sunday the fourth of March. My brother, sister-in-law and niece will be in the country and we're all meeting at the coast for a week of sun, sand, cocktails by the pool and niece-hugs.

I've come up in the world, and have a smart phone, but I am bordering that age where technology is starting to get too fancy-pants for me. Will try to post from the phone, as I'm enjoying the post-a-day thing, but expect incredibly bad spelling and awkward auto-corrects. But, if you don't hear from me, it's because the two year old has worn me out, and not that Audrey has finally snapped and eaten me.
erika_sanely: (My trip)
I bought a really cool CD rack on Saturday, and after I put it in it's place and filled it with my CD's I was re-arranging my knick-knacks on top of it. Doing that made me long to be back in the States going on my grand adventure.

Sometimes I'll be walking down the street in Roxby, and I'll find myself missing the steep streets of San Francisco. I go out to lunch with the girls, and all I want is a salad with blue cheese dressing. I even miss the ads on US television.

My house these days is a love letter to the US. I bought a huge mounted poster of the Dali painting I fell in love with the SF. My cats lounge against a stuffed manatee doll. Bands that haven't hit Australia live on my stereo, and make me so very very happy. A family of snowdomes (Holding the Golden Gate Bridge, New York, and Snooty) beg to be tipped upside-down and the windchimes I bought dance for me all the time. The dream-catcher I grabbed has done it's job perfectly, and I have had no bad dreams since I hung it on my wall.

But I long to be back. Being myself with no one knowing me or caring who I was. Having the strength to talk to complete strangers on planes, or standing in lines at DisneyLand. I used to get so excited going into supermarkets for everyday items, because I was buying something I had only ever seen in a movie before. (Seriously, no one should get that excited buying NyQuill). I wish I had more gypsy blood in me. I wish I had the guts to quit my job and pack up my house and just go back.
erika_sanely: (My trip)
I bought a really cool CD rack on Saturday, and after I put it in it's place and filled it with my CD's I was re-arranging my knick-knacks on top of it. Doing that made me long to be back in the States going on my grand adventure.

Sometimes I'll be walking down the street in Roxby, and I'll find myself missing the steep streets of San Francisco. I go out to lunch with the girls, and all I want is a salad with blue cheese dressing. I even miss the ads on US television.

My house these days is a love letter to the US. I bought a huge mounted poster of the Dali painting I fell in love with the SF. My cats lounge against a stuffed manatee doll. Bands that haven't hit Australia live on my stereo, and make me so very very happy. A family of snowdomes (Holding the Golden Gate Bridge, New York, and Snooty) beg to be tipped upside-down and the windchimes I bought dance for me all the time. The dream-catcher I grabbed has done it's job perfectly, and I have had no bad dreams since I hung it on my wall.

But I long to be back. Being myself with no one knowing me or caring who I was. Having the strength to talk to complete strangers on planes, or standing in lines at DisneyLand. I used to get so excited going into supermarkets for everyday items, because I was buying something I had only ever seen in a movie before. (Seriously, no one should get that excited buying NyQuill). I wish I had more gypsy blood in me. I wish I had the guts to quit my job and pack up my house and just go back.
erika_sanely: (Duck)
Holiday snaps. ) It truely is the Happiest place on earth!
erika_sanely: (Duck)
Holiday snaps. ) It truely is the Happiest place on earth!
erika_sanely: (My trip)
jiggety jig.

Just a quick fly-by posting to let all you wonderful people know that I am alive and well and back in Roxby Downs. I shall write more, but I haven't had a bath/shower/brushed my teeth in like 30 - 48 hours (The time zones have confuzzled my good self) I feel all skanky and not in a good way at all.

But, I'm back.
erika_sanely: (My trip)
jiggety jig.

Just a quick fly-by posting to let all you wonderful people know that I am alive and well and back in Roxby Downs. I shall write more, but I haven't had a bath/shower/brushed my teeth in like 30 - 48 hours (The time zones have confuzzled my good self) I feel all skanky and not in a good way at all.

But, I'm back.
erika_sanely: (My trip)
So yeah, it's almost time for me to go to the airport to fly to the city. I'll be spending two days with my Aunt and to see my cousin's new baby daughter, and then....and then I'm off into the wide blue yonder.

I can't describe how I"m feeling right now. There's anticipation, some excitement - just a tinge of it, and a general feeling of "bring it on."

I must admit to last week having a freak-out about the whole kit and kaboodle. Everyone other than my parents, brother and Liam have said to me how they could never do it, wouldn't dream of going to a foreign country alone, and aren't you scared something might happen, etc. So I started to doubt myself, but I managed to talk myself out of it (okay, I cracked open a beer at 1030am and chainsmoked for an hour) and now I'm fine. I just want to get over there. I want to find out what I capable of, and who I am when I'm in unfamiliar circumstances.

[livejournal.com profile] bonniebluebitch I'll give you a call most likely on the 29th after I've doublechecked my flight details. I've written down all the time zones I need to remember, so I won't ring at an odd hour. And anything you have planned will be fantastic. You'll be the first person I catch up with in person, so be prepared for an excited Australian talking. People say we Australians talk fast, so don't be afraid to tell me to take a breath *g*

I'll try to write in here so you guys know I"m still alive, but i don't know how often. So I"ll catch you guys around. I'd say wish me luck, but I won't need it.
erika_sanely: (My trip)
So yeah, it's almost time for me to go to the airport to fly to the city. I'll be spending two days with my Aunt and to see my cousin's new baby daughter, and then....and then I'm off into the wide blue yonder.

I can't describe how I"m feeling right now. There's anticipation, some excitement - just a tinge of it, and a general feeling of "bring it on."

I must admit to last week having a freak-out about the whole kit and kaboodle. Everyone other than my parents, brother and Liam have said to me how they could never do it, wouldn't dream of going to a foreign country alone, and aren't you scared something might happen, etc. So I started to doubt myself, but I managed to talk myself out of it (okay, I cracked open a beer at 1030am and chainsmoked for an hour) and now I'm fine. I just want to get over there. I want to find out what I capable of, and who I am when I'm in unfamiliar circumstances.

[livejournal.com profile] bonniebluebitch I'll give you a call most likely on the 29th after I've doublechecked my flight details. I've written down all the time zones I need to remember, so I won't ring at an odd hour. And anything you have planned will be fantastic. You'll be the first person I catch up with in person, so be prepared for an excited Australian talking. People say we Australians talk fast, so don't be afraid to tell me to take a breath *g*

I'll try to write in here so you guys know I"m still alive, but i don't know how often. So I"ll catch you guys around. I'd say wish me luck, but I won't need it.
erika_sanely: (Squee)
from the sheer excitement.

The one thing I really wanted and hoped I would be able to do while I was in the US was see an Ice Hockey game.

[livejournal.com profile] bonniebluebitch I hope you're sitting down.


I'm going to see the San Jose Sharks play the Calgary Flames in San Jose. The day before I rock up to see you.

I'm... I'm freakin' giddy right now. Ice Hockey!!!!!!!!
erika_sanely: (Squee)
from the sheer excitement.

The one thing I really wanted and hoped I would be able to do while I was in the US was see an Ice Hockey game.

[livejournal.com profile] bonniebluebitch I hope you're sitting down.


I'm going to see the San Jose Sharks play the Calgary Flames in San Jose. The day before I rock up to see you.

I'm... I'm freakin' giddy right now. Ice Hockey!!!!!!!!
erika_sanely: (My trip)
As you all know, I'm off to the US in a few months. Which, shall be most exciting. I cannot wait. I am counting down the sleeps like a 5 year old at Christmas. (In fact, it's 2 months tomorrow I leave Australia)

My brother, and my friend Liam both want me to go to New York while I'm over there. Liam has been there before, and said that I will love it, and I'll kick myself later on if I don't go.

So this question might be more for the Americans on my flist, but anyone who's travelled I'll listen to. As a single female, how safe do you feel in NY? I haven't been able to explain to Scott and Liam that women think differently to guys, and what they felt was safe and fun and easy can be completely different when you're a woman. Women notice things that men don't.

I'd love to go to New York City, but I need a slight push from the gusty chicks I know. And if you have been to NY, can you reccommend me places to stay**, to eat, things I should most definately see. Any and all advice will be gratefully accepted and remembered.




** I am a woman who loves her creature comforts. My idea of roughing it is 1 ply toilet papaer. Hostels and backbacker hotels aren't really my cup of tea. I likes my privacy.
erika_sanely: (My trip)
As you all know, I'm off to the US in a few months. Which, shall be most exciting. I cannot wait. I am counting down the sleeps like a 5 year old at Christmas. (In fact, it's 2 months tomorrow I leave Australia)

My brother, and my friend Liam both want me to go to New York while I'm over there. Liam has been there before, and said that I will love it, and I'll kick myself later on if I don't go.

So this question might be more for the Americans on my flist, but anyone who's travelled I'll listen to. As a single female, how safe do you feel in NY? I haven't been able to explain to Scott and Liam that women think differently to guys, and what they felt was safe and fun and easy can be completely different when you're a woman. Women notice things that men don't.

I'd love to go to New York City, but I need a slight push from the gusty chicks I know. And if you have been to NY, can you reccommend me places to stay**, to eat, things I should most definately see. Any and all advice will be gratefully accepted and remembered.




** I am a woman who loves her creature comforts. My idea of roughing it is 1 ply toilet papaer. Hostels and backbacker hotels aren't really my cup of tea. I likes my privacy.

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