August 2, 2013

Leaving On a Jet Plane...


Hello my lovelies!

As you've no doubt surmised, I am off on a jet plane today. Literally! :D I'm on my way to visit my family and that requires spending the day in airports and airplanes. Doesn't that sound like fun?

In all honesty, I do enjoy flying. I've done it often enough that it's part of the anticipation of a trip anymore. I love to people watch and listen to conversations and imagine where all those people started their trips and where they are traveling to. Airports are fascinating! The amount of people visiting one in a single day has to be a ginormous number. Here's a great description of an airport:
It's not just the looming threat of the ride ahead-being stuffed into seats like sardines and then catapulted through the air in a narrow metal tube-but also the terminals themselves, the press of people, the blur and spin of the place, a dancing, dizzying hum, all motion and noise, all frenzy and clamor, and the whole thing sealed off by glass windows like some kind of monstrous ant farm. 
~ Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Doesn't that just make you want to go on a trip yourself?! That quote never fails to make me smile. While it certainly has a ring of truth, it doesn't make airplanes and airports sound all that wonderful, does it? Regardless, I am definitely looking forward to my adventure! (All trips are mini adventures in my mind. You might have a plan, but you really don't know what may happen. And by the end, once you're home again, you might just decide that 'adventure' perfectly describes your experience. :)

Anyhoo, I do have a point here........what was it again?

OH! Right! So. I'm not going to be able to do any posting in this cozy little spot for the next week. Because my parents do not have internet. *gasp* I know, right?! ;) Therefore, the only thing I will have is my phone and while I'm very fond of it, it does not make for great blog posting options. *sadface*

But! Butbutbut!!! I will be back soon (Lord willing and the creek don't rise) with more reviews and lots of fun! Hopefully. Those reviews are all dependent on me getting some reading done while I'm gone, so let's cross our fingers for that one! (Bleeding Heart here I come.) Point being, don't go anywhere. I Will Be Back!

Meanwhile, I hope to stay connected through twitter and I'm going to try to still read up on the posts of all my awesome bookish friends. (They know who they are. At least they should! ;) Suppose we'll see how that goes. Or I'm always available through email! I love getting email. So if you're bored one day, send me a quick note. I'd love it. :)

Alright, enough already! If you've read this far, thank you! I figure most of you have gotten tired of my ridiculous ravings and exited long before this paragraph. Sorry for all the parentheses and exclamation points. But I can't help it! This is what happens when I get excited for trips! ;)

Have a lovely week! I'll see y'all here once I'm home again and coherent. And probably talking with a thick southern accent. (I pick it up again every single time I go home. ;)



22 comments:


  1. Take care, Kara! I'll be missing you while you are gone. :)

    Jet planes rides are wonderful adventures indeed. There's nothing like a mounting excitement when you're about to ride one. :D

    See you soon!

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa! I had a wonderful vacation, but it's great to be home again. :)

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  2. You'll be so missed, dear friend. Your presence just delights us all! I'm glad you'll still be on Twitter. I sincerely pray you have a safe, blessed trip, where you'll feel so loved, it'll happily overwhelm you. Can't wait to hear all about it. It always puts a smile on my face to read your posts. So happy and cheery. :) And now that you put traveling by airplane THAT way, it does sound like fun!

    BLESS YOU, KARA!!!! SO appreciate you!!

    Xoxox

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    1. Well thank you, Ganise! I had such a wonderful time with family and friends. It's always so fun to see how the children are growing and get lots of hugs and kisses from nieces and nephews! ;)

      Aw. Right back at you, my friend! I so appreciate all your encouragement and general awesomeness. YOU always put a smile on my face! :D

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  3. Have fun! I dream of flying on a jet plane someday... but I've only flown in a plane once, and only went up and down for fun with a friend's dad (who is a pilot), but hey, I got to be the co-pilot, which was coolio! :)

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! I had a wonderful time. It was a very relaxing trip. :) Plane rides are fun! I hope you get the chance for a longer trip someday. It's an adventure! And hey, I've never been a co-pilot before so that's pretty cool for you! :)

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  4. LOVE your enthusiasm!! Kara, you rock! ;D

    That's a great quote from a great book! I love airports and traveling, too - and it's so true that you never know what will happen. My very own Christmas miracle proved that to me! ;)

    I hope you have a safe and fabulous trip - enjoy that time with your family!! I probably won't be posting much for the next week, either, since I'm on vacation, too. :D

    BTW, thanks so much for taking Bleeding Heart with you! I know you know it's a darker read, but only read it when you feel like it - don't feel pressured on my account. :)

    ~Amber

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    1. Aw. Thanks Amber! You rock pretty awesomely yourself! ;D

      Isn't that a great story? I just reread parts of it yesterday and remembered how much I love it. I remember reading that story of what happened to you! My trip was uneventful but who knows what could happen next time?

      I loved Bleeding Heart! So happy I had the chance to read it. You are an amazing writer, my friend. I'm in awe of the gift you have. :)

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  5. I've never been on an airplane ride before, but I have been in an airport twice. It's been years, though, and I don't remember much about it being exciting. Of course, I was just waiting for someone to arrive, not anticipating a trip. Anyways, trips can be such fun(and, yes, adventurous)! Have a lovely time, Kara!

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    1. Thank you, Grace! I had a wonderful trip and it was so good to see my family again. As well as several close friends!

      I hope you get to go on an airplane trip someday, it's definitely a great experience. And yes! Anticipating a trip makes it much more enjoyable. I can see where you might not think much of it if you're only picking someone up. Trips are indeed lots of fun, whether by car or by plane! ;)

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  6. Have a great trip! There's been some lovely weather in this part of the country lately.

    BTW, I say "Lord willin' and the creek don't rise" quite a bit. One of my favorite sayings.

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    1. Thanks, Hamlette! I did. And the weather ended up being pretty nice, so that was definitely wonderful! My only complaint is about the mosquitoes. They like me entirely too well! :/ I'm sure it's because I'm just so sweet and all. ;)

      I love to say that! Makes me smile and since it's kind of a southern saying, of course I had to add it in....

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  7. Can't you schedule posts ahead before you leave?

    I've never been on a plane, have a good time!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! And you're right. I could have scheduled some posts, and I actually thought I might. But I didn't end up finding the time to write them, so it didn't happen.

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  8. Going to miss you Kara. :) Have a wonderful trip and safe travels!

    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Rissi! I had a wonderful trip. And all my flights went as scheduled, so that was a relief! Never can tell how that will go nowadays.

      It's good to be back! ((big hugs)) :D

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  9. "Lord willin' and the creek don't rise" reminds me of my mom! She has all these country sayings. She says them less and less these days but I love hearing them.

    Hope you have lots of good things to read! It's always nice to take some time off from blogging. Have a great trip!

    Heather

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I had a wonderful trip and got a couple books read. It was a very relaxing week, so overall a huge success! :D

      I grew up in the south, so that saying will pop up now and again. I just love to use it! ;)

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  10. Yay!!! Have so much fun!!!

    I think that that is my favorite part of a trip...The sheer wonder of not exactly knowing what lies ahead!

    I always pick up a Southern accent, too, whenever I'm around my grandparents! :-D

    By the way, I like all the ()'s and !!!'s ! :)

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! I really did! :D

      I agree. Not knowing makes the anticipation ever so much more fun!

      Haha! Thanks! I tend to use them a great deal. As in all the time!! ;P

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  11. I hope you're having a wonderful time!! ((praying for your safety!)) :)

    I still need to read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight! I've had it filed away as one of your recommendations. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for the prayers, Bluerose. So appreciate that! I did have a wonderful time. It was so good to see my family again! :)

      I just reread parts of it yesterday on the plane. I was reminded how very much I love it! Can't wait to hear your thoughts someday. :D

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