HELLO DEAR READERS! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Oh well, that is how life rolls. It’s been ten days since I arrived back home from my trip to London & Scotland to meet Kate and I have only now finally unpacked my suitcase. I think I just liked having it in my room, pretending I was going to go off on another trip. But now it’s gone and packed away in the shed, awaiting my next adventure…whenever that may be. The first few days back home were actually pretty easy as I jumped right back into work and SXSW was in full swing, so I had loads of distractions. But now South By is over, Austin is back it’s normal weirdness (THANK GOD, because it was really annoying waiting half an hour to order a sandwich from my favorite little joint—a place that isn’t even really near downtown and all the SXSW madness) and I am left with a case of the blaaaaaaaaaahhhhhsssss. The blahs of working, paying bills, laundry & cleaning, drama amongst friends and everything else that goes along with “the real world” and “normal life”. I know this feeling is fleeting; I love my small, simple life. Maybe all I need is to slather on some red lipstick, have a chai and a good long ramble and everything will start to feel right again. I suppose if we didn’t have these moments of longing for adventure in the great wide somewhere, we wouldn’t appreciate the adventures when they do come around.