Monday, September 29, 2014

Transatlantic Journeys and Foreign Food

Good day from the U.K.! Buckle up for an extended picture bonanza!

For all intents and purposes, my journey was an uneventful one. My first flight was an hour late, and since I'd arrived the recommended 2-3 hours early, I got to nearly fall asleep at my gate for 4 hours.

Luckily, I had enough time to catch my international connection, despite the delay. Unfortunately, Chicago built mammoth terminals. I rushed from Concourse F to Concourse B, a 20 minute journey, and made it just in time for my flight to be delayed again.

But they sure do have fancy toilets!

But again, I eventually arrived safely and since then I've done little but eat, drink, and be merry!

Party Like A Rock Star!
Sometimes, in the middle of meal, I want to ask about what we're having in the next meal. I feel like the kid from Dick Tracey "When do we eat?" But I can't help it! I love British food and I'm so happy when I'm eating it!

 Don't judge me!

 Join me!


Monday, September 1, 2014

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!

This is it, folks. I've been promising announcements, so here they are.  It's almost the best time of the year--October! To be fair, October is only the start of the best time of year, but of all the best, it is the bestest.

In October, also known as Birthday (or Cake) Season, my family celebrates 4 birthdays in 8 days.  Of course, I started the trend by being born in October first and choosing the best day on which to be born, so I can see why everyone else wanted to follow, but this is starting to get a teeny bit ridiculous.

Like this pizza burger. Wait, did I mean ridiculous or delicious?
Then, of course, there is Halloween; the first of 4 holidays where the main purpose is to consume as much sugar and alcohol as physically possibly (that is the main purpose of Christmas, right?), which just happens to be my two favorite activities.

Not vomiting is my third favorite.

As if that's not enough to be excited about, this year three more awesome things are happening in October. First, my story Creeper is going multimedia thanks to Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and premiers in, you've guessed it, October! October 4th to be exact, or tentatively at least.

Secondly, my best friend's master program's graduation ceremony is on the 15th. The celebration will be immense.

My BFF4L and me at our last graduation party, the soberest we'd looked all night.
The non-stop partying will be so immense, our usual video chat won't be able to handle it, so we're bringing it f2f irl (I don't even know if this is chat lingo anymore). Which brings me to the third awesome thing -- I'm going to England!
Actually I'm going to England in a few weeks, so really October is starting early.

I don't know if a whole country is enough to handle this.

This October will be the most Octoberiest October ever! And what does it all mean for you, my loyal readers? Lots of writing and cultural updates, tons of travel and party photos, and constant birthday and 'go watch my story' reminders. In general, it's gonna be a pretty busy month.

Looking further ahead, November is pretty packed too, what with NaNoWriMo, Thanksgiving, and Xmas prep. I'll be basically non-stop until 2015, so join in and follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or, if you NaNo too, be my Writing Buddy.

Keep doing what you do!
xx Stevie xx