Things I Miss, Unexpectedly

I miss playing Scrabble with my mum.
I miss late night shopping.
I miss Richard Mercer.
I miss watching television with someone.
I miss short shorts, summer dresses, floral skirts, and straw hats.
I miss sport. Not playing it, but watching it.
I miss my sister.
I miss how a seven hour drive at home means seeing my gorgeous nephews face, fingers and feet.

Celebrations, Finance, Food, List, Travel, West Coast

On Philadelphia

I arrived in Philadelphia on the 15th, as a stopover on the way to New York, where I am headed today. I booked my flight to Philadelphia a few months ago. It was a decision based on many factors; financially, it was cheaper to fly into Philly, stay there a few nights and bus it up to NYC; socially, I had met a pair of siblings on my trip to Yosemite who lived across the river in New Jersey; and timing, most people I know heading to NYC weren’t going to be there until the 21st but I had promised to drive Courtney and Kelly to San Francisco on the 14th and I couldn’t expect to stay with Mercedes for a week because she had finals. Continue reading