I love to travel…except for the travelling part.

I’ve not posted in while, because work. Bits and pieces of encouraging, though no concrete, theatre things going on. As such, I decided I needed a vacation. For the first time in two years, I’m going AWAY. Yes, I know one shouldn’t post on the web that one is going to be away from homeContinue reading “I love to travel…except for the travelling part.”

I am a lucky bunny. For one: I haven’t met a rutting elk.

Not a joke. Genuinely. Getting between a male elk – the ones with the ANTLERS – and the rest of his heard when all he’s thinking of is mating…bad. I feel a bit bad that I haven’t really put myself in any danger of meeting an elk here in Banff, because I haven’t been outsideContinue reading “I am a lucky bunny. For one: I haven’t met a rutting elk.”

What you DON’T need in Edinburgh

When I decided to upend my life at 29, I went to Scotland because it seemed the least scary for a big move. To wit – I wanted to GET AWAY, but I knew a fair bit about the UK and Ireland because lots of friends had been there – Winchester, Galway, and Glasgow wereContinue reading “What you DON’T need in Edinburgh”

How it was I came to eat – and like – haggis.

June 28, 2004 I found my second wind after the train ride from London last night, and went out walking — and discovered that, unlike in London, it’s very HARD to get lost in Edinburgh. Without my backpack, the walk from Bruntsfield to Princes Street takes no time at all, and I ran across severalContinue reading “How it was I came to eat – and like – haggis.”

How I learned what apple juice is meant to look like, and fell in love with the UK

Monday, 21 June, 2004, 6:56 pm, YHA, Earl’s Court, London. So what happened to me today? After getting on the plane, finally realizing what I was doing, and popping one of Ron and Linda’s presents — Gravol — I tried and failed to sleep. Shortly before we landed I started talking to a just-married coupleContinue reading “How I learned what apple juice is meant to look like, and fell in love with the UK”

Mission accomplished

So, I’ve been, quite obviously, down in the dumps recently. There is good news from me now : I have exceeded my goal for the MS Walk this coming Sunday, May 26! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me. You can see who here here And do come and see all theContinue reading “Mission accomplished”

How I broke my hand and fell in love with Edinburgh

I’m taking a page from fellow blogger Andrea Beca’s virtual book—-I will be posting now and again about my adventurous four years in Scotland. I lived in Edinburgh from November 2004 to February 2008. I was about to turn 30, and absolutely hated where my life was at, so I applied to film school, andContinue reading “How I broke my hand and fell in love with Edinburgh”