Thursday, December 31, 2009

Whew... So after more than twenty-four hours of travel, flight delays, flight cancellations, and rebookings... I am finally in Italy.
Obviously trips of this matter cannot go off as easily and perfectly as ever expected... Although, no one expects them to be as frustrating and hectic as mine was the other day.
But all complaints aside, I am sitting happy in the Firenze house with dad, step mom, and two little sisters.
Met many nice people along the way, one of which sticks out. My neighbor on my 8-hour flight from Philadelphia to Frankfurt, Nichol. Nichol was a young guy from Norway who was traveling back after being on holiday in Puerto Rico... ey yi yi. He was very nice, aside of the stench that was protruding from his body. After chatting a while, he explained that security has prevented him from bringing his deodorant with him on to the flight. At this fact, I made a mental note that he may in fact be a very sanitary person, although not portraying at the moment.
I found myself very happy that I had taken the time to get to know Nichol at the beginning of the flight, when I woke up on his shoulder... awkward. After our in flight meal of an assortment of carbs and starches, I decided to doze off a bit. After who knows how long, I wake up to a strong smell, that could only be described as Nichol... I found myself curled up and cuddled on Nichol's arm. After looking up, I saw Nichol who was wide-awake and quite aware of my nuzzling. To explain that I've ever been as embarrassed to this degree would be a lie. My reaction to this realization was even more embarrassing... with a quick jolt of embarrassment; I jumped up, forgetting my seatbelt was on, to only be pulled back down with the loudest thud on the plane. I then asked Nichol if he would mind if I got up to go to the restroom. He muttered a response and got up. As he got up, I quickly followed, only to run into his backside due to him not moving as fast as expected. I then slid past him when I had enough room, only to trip over the cord of his earphones, which were still plugged into the armrest and fell to my knees. I panicked, asked if I had broken them, and barely heard the response as I dashed off to the restroom. When returning from the restroom, things went a little more smoothly. I then curled up, facing the window and fell back asleep while replaying the world's most embarrassing moment in my mind.
Things were fine for the next 4 hours of the flight... until the stewardess came around for trash, and i noticed Nichol throwing away his expensive Bose noise-canceling earphones... shit.
Not that you would expect any different, but when the Fasten-Seatbelt-Light went off after landing, I've never seen a man dash off a plane so quickly.

Aside embarrassment and lack of dignity... the flight went fine.

Cheers to the world's most embarrassing flight.

x o D

Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas to Everyone.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Let's hope Santa's ready...

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Today, I graduated college.
How weird is that to say out loud? I am a college graduate.
Maybe not so much weird... but amazing, fantastic, fabulous, and incredible.
Today marks the end of a very long era in my life and the beginning of the rest.
I am so excited to share this great achievement with my huge support system and ones that I love. Because honestly, if it were not for them, I probably would not have made it through the long and painful journey that we like to call 'school'.
So this is not for me, this is for all of y'all that helped me get here.

Cheers and thank you indefinitely for the support.
Love to you all.

x o D

Now time for two weeks in Atlanta, Christmas, family and friends before setting off to Italy on the 29th for a month; Followed with some American traveling before Australia at the end of February. Ahhh, life is sweet.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I am pretty sure I would kill for these.

x o D

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dear Santa, I've been REALLY good this year.

Sony Cyber-shot 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera in Black
(Best Buy)


Lady Gaga, Fox Theater, December 28th.

Jeffrey Campbell 'Lubbock' Over-The-Knee Boots in Dark Green
(Nordstrom)

Silence & Noise Pamela Coat
(Urban Outfitters)

: )

So I'm thinking of commissioning all the airlines to ask for some free miles.

I'm busy trying to plan my next few months, all while trying to cram in enough stops to see everyone I'll miss while I'm in Australia.

Let's see...

Atlanta to be with the mom and brother over Christmas. Not to mention lots of time spent with Lula, Kate, and Brooke.

Off to Italy on Dec 29th until Jan 18th.

Then hopefully stopping by:
San Francisco to meet up with Danielle & visit Allison, Molly, G and Kiwi.
Sonoma to see my baby cousin & cuz Dee.
Wyoming to see my auntie Martha.
NYC to see AnnaSal & Anne.
Then back to Atlanta to spend some more time at home before off to Australia at the end of Feb : )

Atl->SF->Denver (drive to Wy)->NYC-> Atl = only $450

...now to raise 'only' $450.

Hmmmm... Ideas?

x o D