If we were having coffee, I’d be a bit weary. I’m in the midst of a cross-country road trip, and I’m looking forward to being in one place for awhile starting tomorrow (Sunday). The last week has been absolutely incredible, but we’ve also had seven loooong days in a row and it’s catching up with me.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about having lunch in Chicago. My friend/travel buddy Matt and I detoured slightly into Chicago just to get a few slices of true, authentic deep-dish pizza–another food first for me (cheese curds in Wisconsin was another local treat I experienced for the first time). While we were eating, we noticed the TVs announcing breaking news of a nearby shooting, which turned out to be exactly a block from the pizza place. Watching the updates was completely surreal–if our timing had been different and we’d chosen to park on that block instead, we could’ve so easily been caught in the crossfire. It’s hard to even come to terms with something like that.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about meeting Britta. Yay, the first blog friend I’ve met who I actually remembered to get a picture with!! The original trip itinerary didn’t even include Minneapolis, but Matt suggested we go there on our way to Milwaukee, and having a friend to stay with sealed the deal. We ate amazing food (Korean for dinner–a first for me–and Al’s Breakfast, a Minneapolis icon, the next day), played a card game called Gubs, and hung around the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Much better than a mere pit stop in Sioux Falls, SD, which was the original plan.
If we were having coffee, I’d let you know I’ll be semi-M.I.A. for a bit longer. I’ve been kind of neglecting blog things because I’ve been so busy with work and travel, and that’ll get worse before it gets better. In the next two weeks, I have to move into a new house, do work training from 9-5 all next week, then start classes the week after. Plus the beginning of the school year is a super social time, since there’s three months worth of catchup time with friends.
You can expect the usual book reviews/Top Ten Tuesdays, Thursday Doors, and Weekend Coffee (which I’ve been doing pretty much every other week). Travel postsbased on the road trip are absolutely coming, too, and I’ve got a few social media-related posts up my sleeve, but I can’t make any promises about a schedule, since my days are totally up in the air right now.
It’s a mystery to both of us, but things are and will be good.