OMG holiday!

Hellooooo! I’m back from Australia! It was such an amazing trip…not only did I get to see three of my friends, L., C., and D., again after three years, C., who basically planned the whole thing for us did a fantastic job! Here is a short list of what we did, to be followed fairly soon with photos:

1. Went snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef!!! – omg, so surreal.
2. Held a koala!
3. Fed kangaroos!
4. Walked through a rainforest!
5. Went surfing in Brisbane!!! (until I saw a jellyfish halfway through our lesson and decided that that was enough nature for me…)
6. Flew to Ayer’s Rock/Uluru and saw a sunset and then a sunrise the next morning!
7. Went to an incredible U2 concert at Telstra Stadium (where the Sydney Olympics opening ceremonies were held!)!!!!!!
8. SAW KYLIE MINOGUE ON HER FIRST NIGHT BACK ON HER HOMECOMING TOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It. Was. Awesome.

So now I’m settling back in here in mid-America, getting ready to start a brand-new job on Monday – oh noes! Anyway, like I said, piccies to appear shortly, I’m sure.

If I missed anything major with RL, recs, book news, anything, PLEASE drop by and let me know about it… ­čÖé


It’s a hell of a town!

Whew! Well, I’m back. What did┬áI miss?

What I did in New York:
1. Froze
2. Discovered I can wear two pairs of jeans at once
3. Saw tops of clouds via Empire State building
4. Saw Conan O’Brian show – AND BOYTOUCHING!CONAN. very exciting.
5. Saw Statue of Liberty
6. Spent 7 hours at the Natural History museum where I learned from Harrison Ford that in 1995, scientists discovered the first planet orbiting another sun and, since then, have found about one a month!
7. Saw what felt like all of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
8. Was less impressed with the Guggenheim
9. Walked through what felt like all of Central Park
10. Saw the most beautiful pair of boots at Macy’s, but refrained from purchasing them as they only came in brown and┬áI hardly ever wear brown.
11. Went to the Strand annex and bought what is now one of my favourite books: Stargazing by Peter Hill.
12. Learned that I CANNOT keep a suitcase under the maximum weight

…and numerous other things that┬áI can’t remember right now.

I┬áalso have been feeling dizzy lately which cannot be good. Not spinning!dizzy, but more like I’m-on-a-boat-and-haven’t-gotten-my-sea-legs-yet!dizzy. Any ideas?