In junior high, we could win a trip to the annual conference - in northern Illinois (not Chicago) - if we acquired the most points. So I babysat at PTA meetings. Sold soda and snacks at basketball games. Ran for (and won - I was super-cool) state representative. And was granted a spot in the rented van and a cheap hotel to learn about leadership. And it was awesome. And so that trend continued once in grad school - write abstracts and go places! My list in grad school - if memory serves - included Kyoto and Miami, Toronto and London. And I took So Many Pictures - the kind that were developed and printed on paper!
Since starting the blog, I've seen some places. Done some things. And thought I'd capture a list for easy (and alphabetical) reference.
Florida, Atlantic Coast
Los Angeles, just north of
Manchester and points west, UK
New York City
Paris (same trip but I so loved Paris)
San Francisco, 1
San Francisco, 2
Upper Midwest in Winter
Transit to Asia - Because I do get deliriously tired and found this memory to be amusing.
There's a person in a mask! He means to do me harm! I look closer and realize it's a woman with her hair in a barrette. I shiver, sigh and try to rest again.
There's a spider on me! A white spider! I look closely, in horror of course, and realize it's a spot on the carpet. Sigh again when I realize my vision is unreliable in my state of exhaustion.