~Introducing Friend/Roomie Xavier to some brilliant but canceled TV shows.
~Gorging myself on fresh blackberries, strawberries, pears, apples, oranges and, of course, Fredericksburg peaches.
~Planning a last minute trip to New Zealand…
…and my home away from home.
Oh my goodness, I don’t even know where to begin. I don’t know about you, but I like the simple life. I like having things to accomplish to keep me busy, I don’t enjoy being busy. You know, the kind of busy that is rushing from one job to the next and one errand to another. I’m from Austin—we are laid back and enjoy taking our time. This past month has been crazy and weird and the wrong kind of busy. But June? June is going to be the right kind of busy, ’cause I’m going here:
Yep, New Zealand AKA Middle Earth. A few weeks ago, Air New Zealand had the greatest sale on round trip tickets I have seen in the 7+ years of being on their email list. With my tax refund money burning a hole in my pocket, how was I to resist? A few phone calls later, I convinced my dad to join me on a impromptu trip—an amazing feat considering he has never traveled outside of the USA before (well, I think he’s been to Mexico, but as a California boy, that doesn’t really count). Being huge Lord of the Rings nerds, we are going to scope out a few locations that were used in the film, which I am super excited about. I also get to see my dear friend and my little “nephew”, hurray! On my way home to Texas, I have a quick layover planned in Orange County. I’m long overdue for a visit with my California friends and I’m in need of a Disneyland fix.
Did I mention I leave this Friday? Yeah, I’m going crazy. But that is okay, it’s the (mostly) good kind of crazy. Needless to say, it’s going to be quiet around these parts for a bit (what’s new?), but I am hoping to keep my flickr updated with photos (depending on internet availability) and I have loads of fun stuff planned for the summer after I get back home.
And you, dear readers, what have you been up to as of late? Got any grand summer (or winter) plans?