Monday, April 20, 2009

Here I Am!

Sort of.

No, I'm not really back back. I'm still travelling--currently in Orlando, and will be at RT as you know--but I wanted to pop in and say hi anyway.

Some highlights of the last couple of weeks (if you want to call them "highlights"):

1. Incredibly rough sea crossing. Everyone got sick but me. I was very proud of that until I got horribly sick the day after arrival (more on that in a minute).

2. I did meet a couple of lovely German ladies on the boat, though. We smoked and chatted quite a bit.

3. Felt disoriented on arrival in NYC. Had trouble getting my land legs. Hmm.

4. Awesome lunch with awesome editor. Even more awesome meeting with awesome Del Rey people. I felt like I was making a big chatty idiot of myself but they were nice anyway. Proceeded on to dinner with other awesome editor. Had great time. Thought was quite drunk but realized as time went on that not only had I not actually had that much to drink--comparatively speaking--but had also downed enormous quantities of water and quite a bit of food. Began to wonder if drunken feeling was not in fact delerium, as floor had not stopped moving since got off boat.

5. Sick as a DOG. Oh, yes. Stomach flu time. Had to cancel lunch with agent. Had to cancel pre-lunch lunch with editor pal. Had to cancel after-lunch meeting at Pocket. Had to cancel dinner with agent pal. Spent entire day thinking I was probably about to die. No, seriously. I was sweaty. I was shivering. I was extremely ill. Couldn' keep anything down. Horrible.

6. Left NY, still felt sick.

7. Virginia. OMG what a gorgeous state.

8. Witnessed accident right in front of us in SC. Was totally one guy's fault. Gave statement to awesome, manly sherrif.

9. Couple of days in Atlanta. Finally felt better yesterday, which was Saturday for those keeping rack. Told you I was sick.


11. Headed to FL today. Saw PT Cruiser inferno on side of highway. Seriously. Big ball of flame. Ack!

12. Florida!! How I missed you. I hated you when I lived here but still.

...and that's basically it so far. I'll try to check in more often now, since I have a power adapter for my laptop.


Charles Gramlich said...

Sorry you were ill so much. You must have drunk the water. Didn't they warn you about that?

Angie said...

Hey, hon! [hugz] Glad you're back, and I'm glad you're feeling better. I went through some pretty horrid stomach upset in March, so massive sympathies.


Anonymous said...

Sorry you were ill, glad you're feeling better, hope you travel safely. Welcome "home". -V95

BernardL said...

In spite of setbacks, you seem to have gathered enough material for another novel during your trip.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Such fun! Except for the being sick part. My sympathies.

I've had a few bad weeks. (Most of those who know me are aware of my health problems.) But I've felt good enough to resurrect my old blog.

My history blog has gone to sleep for a while though. We're doing the last "stuff" pre-press for the history book my writing partner and I have coming out.

Safe return. No more being sick! Being sick is just umm nasty. Come visit my resurrected blog.