Miami trip day one!
Im typing this on a plane! Today has literally just been traveling. Kayley and I woke up earlier than we would have liked, did last minute trip packing panic type stuff, and headed over to Ariana's with Eia. Since then, it's just been a lot of waiting in lines, a lot of flying and a lot of eating airport food. (So much airport food).
I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking to my "no fast food for Lent" rule -- especially in airports, where it's particularly tough. I resisted the urge to buy Taco Bell during our layover in Dallas. Pretty good.
I did have a very disappointing "Chicken Salsa Wrap", though, that tried to pass of boring old tomatoes as salsa. They weren't fooling me.
Now we're en route to Miami and Ariana is re-reading the Hunger Games, Eia is re-reading SkyMall (I say re-reading because she already read it cover to cover on our first flight today... twice) and Kayley is doing something on her iPad that looks productive but is probably just something like Fruit Ninja. I decided now was a good time to blog, before we actually get to Miami and all our friends wanna do fun things with me. It was hard to tear myself away from my Pokemon game though, I'll be honest. I got my sixth gym badge on the last flight. I'm awesome.
I've been thinking about this a lot today; I really enjoy flying with friends. I mean obviously pretty much anything is better with friends, but flying in particular is just the best. It's weird, but it's a totally different experience when you fly alone. Being surrounded by strangers, bored, trying to make the time go by faster because the destination is the only part that matters. But when you've got friends with you... Flying becomes PART of the adventure. All of my good memories from airports involve times I was there with other people. All the times I flew alone just sort of blend and morph into one singular monotonous memory.
Anyway, I'm a little stressed out about this trip because I haven't played a single Parselmouths song since last October. I practiced a lot before I left, but performing onstage is a lot different than playing guitar by myself in my room. It'll be fun, obviously, being on stage with Eia again, but I just feel so much more confident performing as ALL CAPS these days.
Regardless of how the show goes, I have plenty of beach days to look forward to this weekend, so it's bound to be a good time. Okay, I have anxious fingers. I'm going back to Pokemon now, sorry guys. I'll have more exciting stories tomorrow!
Flights taken: 7
Gym badges on Pokemon: 6
Oshawott level: 35