Monday, July 14, 2008

Six Random Things: The Night Before

I was tagged by TLC over at Send Chocolate to tell you all Six Random Things. First, this may end up being more than six. I am very jittery, and may just keep typing all night. Second, I will do a What To Expect At BlogHer edition later in the week. And third, in case I don't mention it a bajillion times in the next six paragraphs, I leave for San Francisco in the morning.

1. The next time I post, I will be in San Francisco. In a different time zone, in a different country, in a different hemisphere.

2. This morning I had a little meltdown, refusing to start packing. Literally refusing to start. It was too big. Luckily Shelle talked me down off of that particular ledge, and I packed. I am packed. Lists were made and crossed off. I have nothing left to do but remember my toothbrush in the morning.

(TOMORROW morning. I am leaving tomorrow. For BlogHer. Which is in San Francisco.)

3. I think what really freaks me out is how normal this seems. Oh yes, I'll just toss some things into my bag so I can FLY HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD TO MEET MY IMAGINARY INTERNET FRIENDS.

4. I thought there was free alcohol on international flights, and SuperTiff backed me up on this. But then DanDan told me that was only in first class. Am I going to need to do some sneaking/flirting/stealing or are they going to just give me a damn drink already, I've been flying for fifty hours and I really need one, please pretty please.

5. Turns out my grades weren't being withheld because I still haven't read that one book. It's just an Honours thing, that they don't show your grades til the end of the year. So I have two grades back - both Distinctions. Honours is back on track.

6. I now have my e-ticket. Well, that's a fucking relief, don't you think?

That's six. I'm going to go and visit all your blogs one more time before I leave for San Francisco, and try to ignore the teeny tiny numbers on my countdown which are freaking me right the fuck out.

Something for you to think and comment about while I'm enjoying the hospitality of Air New Zealand: what should this trip be called? I need to make a label for it, so leave me your best catchy tags and I'll start posting updates on the [whatever you decide it's called] [trip/adventure/holiday/craziness/whatever] when I get to SAN FRANCISCO. TOMORROW.

In conclusion: YAY! WOW! FUCK! SQUEE! OMFG!


  1. Anonymous11:37 pm

    Have some extra fun at BlogHer for those of us not attending :)

    You're going to have SO. MUCH. FUN. I'm a good way!

  2. I'm excited for you! My flight to BlogHer is only an anti-climatic hour & a half. But I suspect the ride on BART from Oakland to the hotel might be entertaining...

    Hope you scored the free drinks.

  3. Can't wait to see you there!

    Hope you had a good flight and get rested before Thursday.

  4. Kim and I were wondering if we can put little bottles of alcohol in our Ziploc bag of liquids. Anyone know? :)

    Hey- look for us at BlogHer. We are hoping to meet lots of people and you are one that actually found our little blog which makes us want to meet you twice as much!

    I'm going to start the contest later today (Monday) so try and check back to enter before you leave for the airport.

  5. Okay, so you know all that ice cream you will be consuming at BlogHer? Will you share with me??? I'll be at the People's Party... Hopefully we will run in to each other (not literally, of course - unless we've had too much to drink.) Yay!!

  6. I cannot believe you are coming all that must be breaking BlogHer records or something!!!

    Cannot WAIT to find you amidst all the crazy women!!

  7. I think you're going to have an amazing time!!!

    I thought it was so exciting to visit a country so far away.

    Australia and America look a lot alike so sometimes I'd forget where I was. Then I'd suddenly think "Wow! I'm on the other side of the world!"

    As for the plane, the fourteen hours is bad, but not that bad. Have you done any long flights before?

  8. OMGWTF it's today??!?! CRAZINESS!

    I'm emailing you, so make sure to check when you get to SF.

    Have a fabulous flight, dahling. I have no clue about the free drinks, but i'm sure you'll get around it one way or another.

  9. And now I feel like an even bigger loser for not attending BlogHer which is, like, almost in my backyard. Okay, so San Francisco is actually about an hour plane ride or 7 hour drive from San Diego, but compared to New Zealand, its about the equivalent distance as a walk to my toilet.

    Whyk, oh why, didn't I buy a ticket? Oh yeah, that's right--because Procrastinators never prosper.

    Have a great trip and a great conference!

  10. Everyone who's not going, I so wish you were. You'll all have to come to Australia.

    Everyone who'll be at the parties on Thursday, see you TOMORROW!


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