Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pre-trip FEAST.

This morning I woke up feeling very confused and a little worried.
I didn't remember bringing my dirty laundry to my parents' house like my mom told me to.
I didn't remember clearing the perishable food out of my fridge, or packing my external harddrive or Alex's ring he left here... I didn't remember putting my passport somewhere safe.. in fact I didn't even remember checking my big suitcase at the airport.
I was having a mild panic attack before I realized I was still in a sleeping bag in my parent's camper and I didn't remember doing any of that stuff because it hadn't happened yet.

I think that would be what is called pre-flight jitters. xD

I got up a few minutes later and sat in a lawn chair in the sun with my dad and a family friend, Mark. Eventually everyone got up, and around 9:30 in the morning I decided I wanted hot dogs for breakfast. I don't care who's asking, I love hot dogs. I didn't cook them in a campfire though; kind of wish I had.

I left to drive home a bit later, and while I was cruising down the highway, I got a little emotional. I am so very, very excited to go to London tomorrow, but going 60 mph with the window down and my hair whipping in the breeze, listening to the Format and watching the fields and cows go by, I was a little disappointed that the Fiesta Movement overlaps with my study abroad. It's just unfortunate planning and no one's fault (I got accepted to study abroad before I won the car) but today I had one of those little alternate reality moments where I pictured the next two months just driving all around the USA with my free gas and my music blasting. Who GETS opportunities like this?

It's like when you spend every weekend at home watching movies, and suddenly 17 of your friends all decide to have parties on the same Friday night and you just don't know what to do because there is too MUCH fun stuff happening. Who has to decide between a summer in London or a summer of absolutely free roadtrips?

I get the car through October I think, so I'll get another month when I am home from London, but school will have started by then so it's just not the same. I've grown rather fond of my little magenta Fiesta. I am going to miss it while I'm gone, and I'm not just saying that because I get 8 points for mentioning the car in a blog post. I really will.

So anyway, I know I am going to have a blast. I know I am probably going to love it there. I know the two months will go by so quickly that I'll wish I had 4 months. 6 months. A year.
But I have always been a really sentimental person who hates leaving things behind. Today I am leaving behind my room, my house, my home, my potentially awesome summer.
Tomorrow I fly toward a new summer, and what will hopefully someday feel like a second home.

To prepare, I bought all of Tom Felton's music that I didn't already have, and downloaded the last two episodes of Heroes, season 3 that I haven't watched yet. I also brought White Teeth to try and finish on the plane, but if I get bored of that (likely) I have Extras by Scott Westerfeld.

Here is what is left in my fridge:
2 frozen waffles
half a tub of cinnamon bun ice cream
1/3 a tub of cottage cheese
1 block of smoked swiss cheese
3 bagels
half a tub of cream cheese
1 container of yogurt
sliced ham
frozen meatballs
6 poptarts (I just did a video for them)

I'm about to go have a feast.


Maya said...

Have fun, Kristina :)
I hope you will still blog and vlog often in London. :D

partyweetow said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Cinnamon bun ICE CREAM?? Where the heck is that available at?

Sajethegirl said...

Yum, that's Ben & Jerry's Cinnamon Bun isn't it?

After your peanut butter post I have been eating PB toast at least twice a day!

RhianonLives said...

Ew, your feast sounds kind of gross xD good luck and have fun! It's okay to be emotional. The way I see it, it's better to be overly sentimental than to wish you'd paid more attention to things once they're already gone, right?
Love from Portuguese nerdfighters.


Yeah, time really flies by... Two months go by in a second, and sometimes that's good and bad, in your case I'd say a bit of both.
I wish you a very safe trip, Kristina :)

Larangutang said...

I'm very jealous. Hope you have a good and safe flight, I'm sure you're going to have a blast! Have fun!

Anonymous said...

my family is on vacation and we have to eat up all the food in the freezer tonight because we're heading home first thing tomorrow morning. Guess you're not the only one who's feasting... ;)

Lizzy Lewis said...

hope you have a great time in England... be prepared- it hasn't stopped raining in around a month so its all a bit miserable- fab summer :/

ginger jones said...

I'm one of those people who read your blog but never comment. But I really enjoyed this post. I like how you're making the most of your life. I know that sounds lame but most people burrow up into safe zones and don't venture out or get caught up in one thing and don't enjoy another. I hope you have an awesome time in England! DFTBA (don't forget to blog alot haha)

CRUNKRacoon said...

Oh dear. It's sad to say that I've never had the choice of 6 parties to go to, much less a summer in London over a summer of free road trips. Heck, not even one free road trip. *sigh*
It's the curse of being an underage, non-driving nerd.

Sydney said...

What?? There's no Peanut Butter included in your feast??? Just kidding. :p

Have fun in London!

Callidora said...

No matter what, this will definitely be a summer to remember. Going to London now means that you will have had time to go on road trips, go to London, and spend lots of time with Alex. Sounds like a great summer to me.

VicMorrowsGhost said...

Bon Voyage!
Have an epic trip!

That list of food made me starving I HAVE TO EAT NOW!!!!

Jenny Tran said...

Ah I'm so jealous that you get to study abroad! Haha.
I'm going to be reading Extras too. Right after I finish Pretties.

Have fun Kristina!!! :D

Caitlin said...

Ick, I hate hot dogs x]

Have fun this side of the pond (:

Kat said...

The Format is love.

alimarie_11 said...

i hope you have a great time kristina


Allison said...

I was just about to write 'Cinnamon Bun ice cream?!' and I saw that 2 people of the first 4 comments had written that. :D
Where are you in Doctor Who, by the way? And do you watch Torchwood? Because if you don't, you should - the last season was SO good!
Looking forward to hearing from you in England!

Tonioniniiii said...

hey i hope you have fun in London but i think you would have a better summer in WA. here its completely sodden with rain, quite torrential! but hopefully it clears so everyone can have a bit of a sunny summer! x

Jacklyn said...

I love your writing style, the fact that you enjoy the format (snails? thats my fav.) and your phrasing on the idea of 17 parties in one night. so so true! i hate that!

have so much fun in London and make sure someone's taking car of good sir fiesta whilst you are away.

also. today I participated in a psychological study (extra credit for a summer class) and basically I had to press a key if the word was a real word or a different key if it was a fake word as the words popped up quickly on the screen.

one of the 'fake words' was TROCK. oh if only they knew!