Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lessons learned

We're back from our trip. We have been for over a week. And what did we learn?

Sydney is amazing. I think I've already shared that revelation.

New Zealand is drop dead gorgeous.

Tokyo is very overwhelming, but very cool. The sushi's amazing.

Finally and perhaps most importantly, don't go on vacation during a financial market meltdown and expect to emerge any time soon after returning...

...at least not when you have my job.

We're back. We're alive.

I'm just saving myself for NaBloPoMo, I guess. :)
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Birthday revelation

After six days, I’m fairly certain of my conclusion. I want to move to Sydney. Alex is copacetic. So it’s settled. At some point in this lifetime, we will move to Australia.

Our stay in Australia was amazing.

We climbed bridges.

We swam with the fishies.

We strolled along beautiful beaches.

We walked among kangaroos and wallabies.

And hiked beside turquoise waters.

Of course I totally assume that this is what people in Sydney do all day everyday.


Even if they don't. Even if they actually work, are you kidding? How can a city be close to and surrounded by so many lovely locales? The weather was amazing. The people were great. The food was wonderful. The city was vibrant. And the natural beauty…stunning.

We're so there.
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Friday, October 3, 2008

We've arrived!

It's raining, but it's still beautiful. I bring you, Sydney:

We arrived early this morning (Sydney time) feeling pretty good for having been in airplanes and airports for the previous 24 hours. We had breakfast, we explored, and currently, we are hiding from the rain. Once it stops we'll head out and do a
bridge climb. Hooray!
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Thursday, October 2, 2008


Alex and I planned our big trip this year around our schedules. We didn't want to go during the summer (because that would be the winter). We couldn't go during September, because we had a lot going on in September. And we didn't want to go in November and December because we have enough going on with the holidays.

So October made sense. And sooner seemed better than later. And leaving on a Thursday night seemed like a great idea. It didn't occur to us until this week that the date that we just happened to choose was the same day we left on our honeymoon two years ago. Awhhhhh.

I'm writing from the international lounge in the San Francisco airport, where we are passing the time until our flight. It's not very exciting, but it's better than sitting in a bus terminal and getting TB. (I'm referring to a news story, which I can't link to because I'm not sure I have that capability on my blackberry.)

I'll do my best to keep you all posted.
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