I'm here in the United States of America. Took a little time out from my hectic life of doing nothing to see my sister (Big Little) as it has been a couple of years and her Husband is away so I'm not so much as going to help out as more just be there.
Let me start from the end and work my way back.
I'm now 1 week and 1 day into the trip and settled in nicely. Today we went to Ihop for breakfast where I continued with my important diet of eating as much as I can, American stylez! I had spinach, shroom, egg and cheese crepes. Strawberry and banana pancakes with at least 3 cups of coffee. And then retired to the couch to watch the first disc of 'The United States of Tara'. The most funny and amazing show I have seen in a while. Until Chris Lilly comes out with his next show. But that's for another post.
Yesterday I stayed in bed and read all day with a couple of beers to keep me company. The Girl Who Played With Fire, my most favourite book at the moment. It doesn't let me down. That was pretty much my day till I made my nephew some grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner and we watched Despicable Me. Tonight is Harry Potter, I went and bought all the DVD's for him. Only 10 bucks each. I've recorded my nephew saying 'Harry Potter' it's brilliant. When I figure out how to put it online and link it I will. Stay tuned...
So are you getting the picture now of how very little I've been doing over here.
The day before consisted of going to the mall Robyn Sparkles style. As did the day before but with a trip to the movies as well to see Black Swan. not into Ballet fear not, it's fucked up and worth seeing as it's not all about ballet. Check out 'That Movie Guys' review here.
I've been to restaurant for lunch pretty much every day and in most cases eaten out for Breakfast. Starbucks, Dunkin Doughnuts, Panera Bakery, Applebees, CPK (a pizza place). And on top of that I have had liquid lunches to complement each lunch as I am doing now. enjoying a smooth cold carton of assorted Sammuel Adams beers.
But things weren't so casual and laid back even exciting as my trip here. not only did i put myself through an extremely long flight ( I seriously thought I was getting that vein thing in my leg thanks to Claire who asked if I had the flight socks [paranoid]) 13 hours Sydney to LAX. That flight went well, despite the fact I was on an older air craft and didn't have my own personal TV set I managed, thanks to the wanders of the iPhone and a TV series names 'Extras'.
But I land and as I swiftly make my way through customs I realise after an hour and a half I've missed my connecting flight. There are about 12 other people who are also on my same flight. I was put on the next flight and with an hour to spare I'd have made my connecting flight to where my sister live, Norfolk. So I was waiting for my new flight back were re-checked after passing through Customs, oop's forgot to declare the Alcohol I had...
Half an hour late my flight boards to Chicago. No problem I can still make my connecting flight. Oh no wait a second there Jase. How about we sit on the aircraft for another hour and 45 minutes. In all the anxious confusion I thought the time was an hour behind so even though I was booked right near the exit and I was first off and ran into the Chicago airport, I was an hour out. And the flight I was supposed to be on was the last flight of the day. The airline booked me into a hotel and put me on the next flight in the am. So after a day's flying I ended up still travelling the next day. Not what I had planned or wanted, but hey the pleasures of choosing the budget airline. And just to add to that it snowed over night and into the morning so my flight was delayed by half an hour as they needed to 'defrost' the plane and 're-oil' it.
Thankfully although getting here was SHITE, I'm here and beer has made everything okay. HOWEVER, that beer and all the American food has done something to my belly. Stretch marks anyone?
Till next time...