Thursday, July 10, 2008

Planes, Trains & VW's

Gracious me! It's been awhile since I've checked in with my blog. MDH and I have been traipsing all over North America for the last 3 weeks. A veritable whirlwind of romantic and exciting locales.

OK. So it wasn't exactly all over North America.

Or romantic.

Or exciting.

It was mostly locations within a short driving distance or train ride from our home, like Columbus and Toronto. But - there was lots of hotel sex (OK, we did it once) which counts as both whirlwind, because it was over pretty quick, and romantic, because we brushed our teeth first.

Also we did fly to Philly using up the very last drop of the frequent flier miles I accrued from 5 long years of life on the road. I thought something on my boarding pass looked amiss and soon realized that there was a big giant empty space where it used to say "Silver Elite".

That's right.

I'm no longer Elite and am now one of the teeming masses. It's nothing but coach class for me from here on out. Before you know it I'll be standing around looking clueless, joking with TSA agents about having bombs in my luggage and generally annoying the crap out of savvy business travelers at an airport near you. Watch out.

And OK, we weren't exactly gone the entire 3 weeks. We were just away on the weekends. But they were long weekends, like 4 day weekends and I worked every day that we weren't gone off somewhere.

Anyhoo... I'm home now and lucky you I'm going to post some of my vacation photos, starting with our trip to Philadelphia where we met up with my best friend Amy and her lovely husband Ted*.

Philadelphia is known for it's murals - here's a jazzy one (har-har).

And now up close.

Amy got trapped on the wrong side of the turn styles in the subway... it's a long story. Why doesn't she just squeeze her bony, size 2 ass thru or climb over, you may ask? Surprise! She has a hernia and is only weeks away from surgery. I told you it was a long story (I will tell you more about it in an upcoming post. Hurray! Hernia stories. I know you are thrilled. Try to contain yourself. Seriously. Pipe down.)

A groovy newel post at Independence Hall.

A statue of some guy. Fen Branklin or something.

Ted enjoys a steak sandwich.

Amy & Ted at the Phillies game.

*There are no photos of me from this trip posted here as there is not one in the entire bunch that I approve for public viewing. In fact in every photo taken of me on this trip for some reason I look like a goddamn dairy cow, albeit a dairy cow with very expensive blond highlights. I posted the picture at the top, taken the day before we left for Philadelphia, in which I look somewhat normal just to prove to myself that I don't really look like livestock.


Anonymous said...

HELLO!!!! Oh you have not always posted photos of yourself, am I right? Yes I was away and still finding old friends. I love your pic. Cant stop laughing at "hotel sex". Sigh. I love hotel sex. Someone else to change the sheets.

Renaissance Woman said...

Welcome Back!!!! It's so nice to have you return. Okay...first, you do not look like a dairy cow! Secondly, your adventures sound great and I can't wait to get more updates.

Alice said...

Dang. You and I must have the same sex lives. Not cool.

Gwen said...

Whoooooooo! You're back!

Claire said...

Welcome back! The picture is adorable, as are all of your pictures.

Anonymous said...

You're on your way to wearing sweats on the plane just like the rest of us!

I didn't know you could even find a decent steak sandwich in Philadelphia. Who knew?

Del-V said...

Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is good ole' Ben Franklin.

SkylersDad said...

I like the pictures, and love how you describe brushing your teeth first as romantic!

Tara said...

Welcome back! I was wondering about what you've been up to, although I did know that you were planning on exploring the lands while on vacation. I'm glad that you both brushed your teeth before hotel sex. That's very courteous and romantic. :)

WendyB said...

You brushed your teeth first? Kinky!

Anonymous said...

Have not seen you round there parts in a while....

I have just come back from internet troubles and holidays both national and personal....

Hotel dirty!!

Churlita said...

Hotel sex. Sigh.

I wore a sundress this weekend and every photo of me in it makes me look like I gained 30 lbs. No more hippy clothes for me.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Stepping - I put up the occasional picture of myself. It seems friendlier that way. Hotel sex is the best for many number of reasons.

RenWoman - it's nice to be back, even if it was brief. I hated all of the picture of myself from this trip. Just not very happy with what's been happening lately from the neck down.

Alice - We don't go at it very often, but when we do it's pretty awesome.

Gwen - thanks!

CDP - thanks!

SRU - I didn't even think about that! I'm not sure the public is ready for me in my sweats. We'll see.

Del-V - thanks!

Silver - I hope you knew that I was joking. Dyslexics of the world UNTIE!

Skydad - I look for romance where I can find it.

Tara - I'm all about oral hygiene. We flossed too, but I figured that was understood.

WendyB - It's cheaper than fancy lingerie.

Evil - I will have to check it out and see what you've been up to.

Churlita - I'm sure you looked cute as a button, but it doesn't always matter what you really look like when you feel fat.

Linka72 said...

Hey Lady!! Good to see you back..I missed you so much!!..ok that was kinda awkward since I don't really know you..ahem..anyway..I wish me and that dude I married could go away sometime but we shop at Whole Foods sometimes so we can't afford other luxuries such as hotels.. or bath soap..or gas.

paperback reader said...

Man, I am so going to try that tooth-brushing thing the next time I'm with someone long enough to make it to an anniversary. So, never.

Dr Zibbs said...

Philly?! I'm 20 miles from Phillies. You could have taken me to lunch and had your husbands company pay for it. I could have been your guide (for a fee)