On the road again….

And this time, there is no paper to present, no conference to attend, or race to be run….just…relaxation. Not that those other trips weren’t fabulous experiences, but I am really excited to take some time and just relax. Brian and I are headed to San Juan to celebrate our fifth anniversary, and to just relax. Yay relaxation…once we get there….

Because of course it’s going to be a round of planes….in fact more planes than it took me to get to Germany. Though, I should be an old pro by now…haha. Though, I did have TSA inspect my hair, yes, you did read that right…my hair. For all the contraband I have hidden in it. And, we did find out that we didn’t have to pay to check luggage. Bonus – save $50 and not have to haul the extra carryon. Downside – we had planned to only check one, and could have brought twice as much wine. Haha.

So, LAX…awful airport. At least where food is concerned. One restaurant for the entire terminal…30 minute wait. Cause that works at an airport. But they had takeout…woohoo…or not. I’m pretty sure the pizza may have been fresh…in March…2010. Brian has a picture of it. I can’t believe we actually ate it…nor can I decide what’s worse. A stomach ache from not eating or a stomach ache from gross food. And, while being sick this week has been anything but fun, hopefully it means I’ll sleep all the way to NYC….

And JFK is freezing….it’s almost like being at the office with the crazy vent next to my desk. Good times…is it time to leave yet?  There’s six or eight of us attempting to sleep while we wait for our flight.  And of course that means someone brings their four year old over to ‘play’, loudly. Really?  There’s nowhere else you could go?  It’s a pretty big airport. Somehow the two guys in the near vicinity have managed to sleep through it.  Oh wait…sleeping guy is dad…awesome. Maybe he could, I don’t know…get up and take care of his child. Or let him continue to run through the airport, that works too.

And they’re playing a song from a really old, dawn era Old Navy commercial.  On that note….

Almost there…one more flight. Countdown to relaxation…six hours and counting.

Always an Adventure….


Today, I am thankful there is a gap office next to school…I am even more thankful that I can access the cafe and microwave there….and that there is always the possibility of running into an old friend or two…

Let’s back up. So, chiro appointment = work all the plane soreness out of my back/neck/shoulders = awesome. Since it was right next to school, I went there to work remotely before class. Worked out just fine until I went to heat up my food and the microwaves were broken…both of them.

For a second or two, I get briefly frustrated about both wasting the dinner I brought and having to buy new food. Then I remember there’s an office with a microwave and a non-crowded place to sit…if I’m lucky, maybe even a napkin or two. And, on my way to what ended up being a private dinner in the 2 Folsom cafe, I ran into two coworkers I haven’t seen in a long time.

Then, it was my last first day of class….a little bittersweet, but definitely more sweet. On a positive note, my team seems pretty engaged. On a negative note, I am waiting for a train at 10:30 and want to be at home….

Until next time….