Tuesday, July 29, 2008


This past weekend was one of my trips up to Northern New York to visit my amazing boyfriend and his family. A few things were learned that I very much would like to share with you.

1) If your flight is delayed, go to the bar and get drunk. Do not get in the unmoving customer service line for an hour to beg for a stand-by ticket for a flight that is leaving 45 min earlier only to be beaten out for the last stand by seats by Tom and Julie, your married college friends from California that you suddenly run into at the Jet Blue gate and who randomly are also trying to get to Burlington, VT.

2) When walking up a rapid-speckled rain-swollen mountain stream in your flip flops and one of them pops off and starts to go down a small waterfall do not dive in after it, losing your other flip flop and being washed head first down said waterfall, still trying to grab at each shoe, thrash wildly in neck deep water, until the rapids deposit your bruised body to a huge mossy rock, to which you cling as your boyfriend has to throw his backpack aside and dive in after you to help lift you to safety and then steps in a deep hole while trying to get his backpack back.

3) If you are hungry, do make turkey burgers with bacon and avocado and caramelized onions on them.

4) If you are thirsty, absolutely do get drunk by the Raquette River in Potsdam and talk about Black Adder.

1 comment:

tomemos said...

It was great to see you, even under sucky circumstances. We didn't get back to California until Tuesday night (originally: Sunday afternoon). On the plus side, we got to stay a night with Megan and Ben.