Sunday, May 22, 2011

Me + Traveling

I just wanted to do a quick post to let you all know my posts and comments will be a little erratic this week as I'm off to brave the madness that is Book Expo America. For some reason beyond my comprehension, I booked a flight at 6:00 am. Whuh. Now, for those of you who are morning people, this is not a big deal. For me, it's pretty much the worst idea imaginable. I'm not a morning person. Not even a little. Those who encounter me in the morning most often never heal from the scars of the experience.

My mom and my mother-in-law are accompanying me on this little adventure and here's how I picture tomorrow morning's conversation with my mother (who is a morning person) going:

MOM: Good morning Jenny! We're going to NYC today!

ME: ....

MOM: This is going to be a blast. I've got my coffee, I'm all packed, I just can't wait to get there.

ME: ....

MOM: Have you got everything?

ME: Red circles plus blue circles = pizza.

MOM: Okay. I'm going to interpret that as a "yes".

ME: Carrots.

MOM: I'm just going to stop talking to you until we get there.

ME: Panties.

MOM: Right.

So, you see, coherence is not my strong suit when awakened at an unnatural hour. I apologize to all airport officials in advance who will have the unfortunate experience of crossing my befuddled path. I'm hugely excited to be going though and I do have some very fun posts planned while I'm away. I'll be back at the end of the week and posts will return to normal. Hope to see a lot of you there!

36 comments:

  1. 6 am? Seriously? So you are just going to stay up and pull an all-nighter like in college, right? Because you getting up at 4 am to go to the airport is perhaps the funniest thing I have read in forever. Have a great time! See you when you get back!

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  2. Emilie - I know right? It's too absurd to even contemplate which is why I'm ignoring it for now and will deal with it tomorrow. Don't you wish you could be around to see me in my early-morning stupor? It's pretty entertaining:)

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  3. hmmm yes I've done that thoughtless booking before, where it doesn't occur to you how ungodly the hour is until it's too late!
    Hope to see you at the BEA!
    Rhiannon
    TheDiaryofaBookworm.com

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  4. I only get up that early because I have to for work. Not fun. I hope you have a great time at BEA!

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  5. Hahaha! Yay! Have fun! I can't wait to hear about it and see all your loot! :D

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  6. Have so much fun! I wish I were going. :( I can't miss work. Have a blast and I'll live vicariously through you!

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  7. OMG! You are so lucky Jenny! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  8. 6 am! Wow! :O
    I hope you have fun at the BEA.

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  9. Too funny! How morning people give birth to night owls is beyond me, but my mom is an early bird as well! I do not like mornings... Would love to see this on youtube! *hint hint* ;)

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  10. I hope you have a spectacular time!

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  11. I love you!!! Have lots and lots of fun and be careful!!!

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  12. Yay! Yay! Visit the Strand! Say hello to my niece! Have fun! Eat a cupcake!

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  13. And, also *snort* on "panties."

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  14. Ohhh I am so jealous :D I would love to go there...but then I love very far away ;)

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  15. Yeah, that would be me too. I'm SO not a morning person. Have a fabulous time, Jenny! Safe travels.

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  16. I'm so jelly! Yes, I'm jelly on toast! I just hope you don't get thrown in airport jail for your responses to the TSA. ;) Have fun and be safe!

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  17. Haha! I am exactly like you in that I am definitely not a morning person! I always seem to book those early flights too though. When I went to Rome I had to get up at something crazy like 4a.m. Insane!!

    Hope you enjoy BEA. I can't wait to hear all about your adventures. Also, if you snag a copy of Bloodlines, I will be sooooo jealous! ;)

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  18. Thanks everyone! I'm really looking forward to it and will post a recap when I get home:)

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  19. Blue and red circles equal pizza? It sounds like you're cross-eyed as well as sleep-deprived. xD But YAY I CAN'T WAIT FOR BEA!! Hopefully I'll spot you at some point!!! Will you be there all three days? (And are you going to the teen author carnival?)

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  20. Have a great week, and can't wait to hear how the conference went. I had already purchased tickets to see Paul Simon when I found out about BEA :( otherwise I'd be there with you.

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  21. Have fun at BEA and I can't wait to see all the books you'll be picking up.

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  22. Seriously, 6 AM? That's usually when I try to sneak in a few hours of rest. Have fun at BEA *is insanely jealous*. Wish I could be there!

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  23. Sigh...so jealous. I'd get up at 6 AM to go to NYC :-) Although I've had several very early flights recently, so I know how awful they are.

    Have fun. I wish I could be there.

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  24. Hope you have an amazing time despite the early start!! =)

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  25. Aaaaah, Jenny!

    Have a wonderful time and take plenty of pictures. :)

    Safe travels.

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  26. Argh flying. I am not a fan of flying and add early morning just makes it worse.

    Have a great time. Wish I was going to BEA :)

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  27. How exciting! Hope you have lots of fun!!

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  28. LOL
    I've SO been there.
    Luckily when I travel, I'm so excited the night before that I don't require much sleep.
    Have fun!
    Take pictures.

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  29. Have so much fun. I cant wait to go next year...:)

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  30. This one is already funny, Jenny! Hope you all get along! Have fun!

    Heather

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  31. I'm not a morning person either! I'd have the same response though notnas hilarious. Have tons of fun!

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  32. haha! Dang those early morning flights! Hope you have an amazing time at BEA (I know you will)!

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  33. *misses you*

    Are you back yet?

    *hopeful eyes*

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  34. So glad I got to meet you! Even if it was only for a fleeting moment...lol I think my husband & your mom spent more time together hehe
    I had a great time but I'm exhausted!

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  35. *sniffles* I miss you! ...and after meeting you and THE MOM's I so know how this conversation could have been!

    Say Hi to your mom's and I want to say again how very much I LOVED hanging out with you and ... THE MOM's!

    Go Team!

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