September is trying to make me forget I have a blog! I'm traveling a lot this month (six flights by month's end) and even though the last thing you need is some idiot complaining about all the flights she gets to read her Kindle on, traveling this much can be exhausting. I was eating dinner by myself in the JFK airport the other night and a guy pushed over a glass case of drinks. I'm not sure why he did this, and I'm not sure why because I couldn't be bothered to ask or get up or even look in the general direction of the chaos. When my waitress told me about it, I was just like, "Well, we all have bad days, you know?"
Traveling solo can also be kind of lonely. I was a little desperate for adult conversation at one point and invited a stranger I met on the elevator to dinner with me. I knew this was a mistake the second I said the words because she started awkwardly inching toward the door and trying to come up with a reason she couldn't. "I may meet you there! If I'm feeling up for it! Where is the restaurant, exactly?" Yeah, she was asking so she could walk in the total opposite direction to her own (not filled with crazy people) meal. (Kristie is somewhere laughing because it is just like me to freak out a stranger by inviting her to dinner.)
I called Mike to lament my lameness and he said, "Shake it off! You should go out and do all those Sex and the City things!" Apparently, Mike thought I was visiting New York in 2001. (Love him for it, though.)
Still, the marketing conference I was at in NYC was awesome, filled with great information and inspiring speakers, and I got to do this, a silver lining any day, if you ask me:
I have another quick trip this weekend and then I'm back for all of October. Where I might actually cook a meal in my own kitchen or sweep the floors or convince Kyle his mother hasn't moved to the airport.
(In reality, I'm going to dive right into party prep since Mike's big 35th birthday party is next weekend! It will not have a travel theme.)
What have you been up to?