Saturday, October 29, 2011

Skipping Out of Town

Country Road

I can hardly believe it, but today I get to pack my bag for a vacation.  Tomorrow I am skipping out of town.  Matt and I are headed for San Antonio.  I haven’t seen him since June, and that’s when we made up our minds about this trip.  Five months is a long time to go without seeing someone you really like, and I am ready to see that man.  Honestly, five months is really too long for us, but my schedule gave the illusion that late October was the best time for this trip.  It’s okay—I’m a pro at this relationship now.  I’m just patient enough to make it work, though I really hope we don’t have another five-month gap between visits!

Today I’m relaxing, packing my bag, and baking cookies.  Tonight a few friends and I may be indulging in some autumn fun by visiting a corn maze after dark.  I’m excited—I’ve never been to a corn maze!  But I’m even more excited for Matt and San Antonio tomorrow.  I hope to take some photos so that I can share a few tidbits about our trip, but I plan to relax, really relax, over the next few days.  I’m actually going off-line when we hit the road, something that scares me a little bit because my on-line habits are so deeply ingrained in my daily life.  But I think it will be good to immerse myself in the otherness of a new place and to reconnect with Matt in real time.

I hope this doesn’t sound too cheesy, but I’ll miss all of you while I’m gone!  I will look forward to catching up with you and your lovely blogs when I return.

One last thing before I go: I finally wrote an “About Me” page!  I figured that after four years of blogging, I should probably introduce myself more properly.  It reads a bit like a CV, and I’m sorry about that, but I am so deep in the trenches of science and the nerdy life that it feels right to me.  If there’s something you are dying to ask me, ask away!  I’ll add it to the About Me page, perhaps as an inFAQ (inFrequently Asked Questions).  Why inFAQ?  Because this is a small blog, therefore all questions are infrequently asked.

Later, gators!


a said...

Have an absolutely fantastic trip! I hope it's full of excellent food and even better company.

Rosiecat said...

Thanks, a! One of these days you and Matt will meet. That will be really fun! I am hoping that fate brings us all together in Chicago.

Have a good week, friend.

Ann said...

San Antonio is a great place to be. I really love it there and you will enjoy the river walk. Go girl.

Raquelita said...

Oh, I hope you are having a wonderful time! My sister lives in San Antonio and my impression of it has been a really positive one.

Rosiecat said...

Ann, I did! The river walk was marvelous. What a wonderful Texas city San Antonio is, and so different from where I live! I miss it already.

Hey, Raquelita! How fun to have family in San Antonio--it seems like a nice place to live. I love the architecture in the city. It's a treat just to walk around and sit along the river walk, enjoying the scenery and hopefully some good company.

(I'm off now to catch up on your blog--another treat!)