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Gone Road Trippin’

March 18, 2010

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It’s that time again: the Great Migration South. Sadly, this year I’ll only be spending a week in Texas*, and as always, I’m expecting radio silence until I get back. That should be just in time to do a Sunday Salon on the 28th, but I’m making no promises. ;)

Speaking of silence, I’ve been pretty quiet all week. First of all, I’ve been getting myself into Spring Cleaning gear. Between closet culling and room re-organising and library book returning* and Goodwill thrifting*, I’ve been a touch too manic for blogging. Also, Something Sad happened on Monday night, and since then when I’ve had downtime, I’ve spent it stuffing my face with chocolate and watching old movies*, which once again is not really conducive to blogging. So that’s why I haven’t replied to the overwhelming amount of comments on my audiobook post; when I say overwhelming, I mean that in the best sense. Seeing all of you take the time to comment on what, to me, felt like a kind of random and half-baked post, really made me smile. And I could do with some smile-worthy stuff right now. I’ll be replying to all comments as soon as I get back from my trip; I read every single one of them when I see new ones, but I like to devote time to replying & visiting blogs & all that fun stuff, so I’d rather wait until I have the energy to do that.

Anyway, the gist of this post is that I’m on blogging break! I’ve been there unofficially since Tuesday, but now I can come out and say it. And yes, I accept thanks for not filling up your Google Reader. Chocolate donations preferred.

P.S.: Nothing exciting better happen while I’m away!


Footnote One: This is made up for with the knowledge that I’ll be moving back there permanently towards the end of this year!

Footnote Two: Oh yes, I decided 70 books out at one time was excessive, and my new personal limit is 30. I think that’s an admirable amount of self control. ;)

Footnote Three: I’ve been parcelling out my Christmas money so I can thrift on occasion…I went on Tuesday, and it was like a fairy godmother with exactly my body type and colouring decided to donate a ton of short sleeved good-quality (Gap, Express, Banana Republic, J. Crew, etc.) blouses that all look like they’ve never been worn before…I came home with 11 shirts for $14! Including two short sleeved 100% Cashmere t-shirt style sweaters! Best Goodwill trip ever!

Footnote Four: Have y’all SEEN Dark Victory? As if I needed another reason to love Bette Davis. And today, I picked up The Private Life of a Masterpiece from the library…it’s SEVEN DVDs of nerdy art history awesomeness. So in between Bette and Katherine and Audrey and Ingrid, I have documentaries to cheer me up.

46 Comments leave one →
  1. March 19, 2010 2:49 am

    Have a nice time in Texas. We all need to take breaks from the screen sometimes, or we’d be like the people in WallE and no one wnats that kind fo world :)

  2. March 19, 2010 4:50 am

    I hope you enjoy your trip, Eva!

  3. March 19, 2010 5:05 am

    Have a great trip!

  4. March 19, 2010 5:10 am

    I’m sorry that something sad happened :(

    I hope you have a good trip!

  5. March 19, 2010 5:41 am

    Have a good time in Texas. I am also sorry to hear that something sad happened.

    We’ll all still be here when you get back, so no bad feelings. :)

  6. March 19, 2010 5:53 am

    I’m sorry to hear something sad happened too, Eva. Have a great time in Texas!

  7. March 19, 2010 6:02 am

    Eva, I hope you have a nice trip, and hope something happy occurs to make you smile.

  8. novelinsights permalink
    March 19, 2010 6:37 am

    Enjoy your break Eva. Thanks for the Bette Davis recommendation, I recently discovered her fabulous-ness. I shall put that on my Love Film list…!

  9. March 19, 2010 7:11 am

    I love how half of your post is footnotes. Have you ever read Sharon Creech’s book “Heartbeat”? The narrator of the book likes footnotes a lot. It is really cute and your current footnote habits reminded me of that book :)

  10. March 19, 2010 8:00 am

    Have a lovely trip down to Texas.

    Yay for spring cleaning.

    Boo for sad things.

  11. March 19, 2010 9:15 am

    Have a good trip! And I am sorry about your Sad Thing, whatever it was, and hope you are taking care of yourself. See you on the flip side. :)

  12. March 19, 2010 9:57 am

    I need to go thrift shopping…with YOU! I am floored by your deals. Move to California so we can thrift shop and Russian step dance together! Oy!

    Have a great trip!

  13. March 19, 2010 10:03 am

    Have a great trip! Read lots!

  14. March 19, 2010 10:35 am

    Happy travels and hope you come home feeling better!

  15. March 19, 2010 12:03 pm

    I’m sorry Something Sad happened, but I think movies and chocolate certainly help to make it better. Have a good trip!

  16. March 19, 2010 12:07 pm

    Have a fab time in TX – I love that state! I go there every year to visit relatives and have the best time! Enjoy your time there!!


  17. March 19, 2010 12:13 pm

    Sorry to hear you had some bad news this week. I hope your Spring break makes you feel better.

  18. March 19, 2010 12:16 pm

    Have a good trip! Spring time weather in Texas is wonderful, and bound to make you feel better.

  19. Nicole permalink
    March 19, 2010 1:05 pm

    Hey, great blog! I just stumbled upon it this week and sent you a request on twitter (just in case you got a request from somebody named Nicole with a flapper style pic) so I can keep track of it since I don’t use my Google Reader anymore (I prefer using twitter as a sort of reader).

    Have a great trip, I love Austin my brother lives there and I wish I could move there myself :)

  20. March 19, 2010 1:20 pm

    Road trip! Again I’m jealous. Moving back to the sunny South…ahhh, it’s just a dream I have for someday in the future. You’re lucky.

  21. March 19, 2010 1:37 pm

    Sorry about your Sad Thing :-(. Chocolate is good medicine, for sure. I’ll be on spring break too, so you won’t have to miss anything from me, ha ha. I think at least a couple other book bloggers are taking off at the same time, too.

    Hooray for your bargain finds — I know I was wondering if one person, and if so, who it was that had donated all those books I had found the other day!

  22. March 19, 2010 1:55 pm

    Wow, what an amazing Goodwill trip. I haven’t had one that successful in ages! Have a great trip to Texas, and feel better–but also, enjoy stuffing your face with some chocolate and watching old movies ;) Sometimes you just gotta…

  23. March 19, 2010 2:28 pm

    Have a lovely trip, I hope it is cheering and relaxing. Hope we see more of you when you come back! I love bargain hunting at the thrift shops too (especially Goodwill).

  24. March 19, 2010 3:50 pm

    Have a fantastic trip, and also good luck with your new personal library limit! I tried to cut back once! LOL!

  25. March 19, 2010 4:31 pm

    You’re moving to Texas? Coolness! You won’t be quite so far away, then. Have a wonderful trip!

  26. March 19, 2010 4:37 pm

    Have a great time, Eva!

    I’m so sorry about the Something Sad. *hugs* I hope your R&R (and cuddly time with your niece) will help you feel better.

  27. March 19, 2010 8:36 pm

    I am jealous about your trip back to TX! I miss it a lot. ;)

    I never have such good luck thrifting.

    Have a great time!!!

  28. March 19, 2010 10:46 pm

    Enjoy your trip Eva! Sorry to hear about the something sad :(

  29. March 20, 2010 7:34 am

    Safe travels!

  30. March 20, 2010 10:54 am

    Sometimes you just have to clear out those physical spaces to make room in your psychic spaces. Happy travels with the great new clothes!

  31. March 20, 2010 6:22 pm

    I’m glad you’re getting to go back to your favorite state even if it is just for a week.
    Nice job thrifting! Whoo!

  32. March 20, 2010 6:40 pm

    Sorry to hear about the “Sad” but hope you have a good trip and liads of consoling chocolates too.

  33. March 21, 2010 7:32 am


    Life happens and we do what we can to cope. Hope you find comfort and support in Texas. You know you have plenty here. Just a click away.

  34. March 21, 2010 8:21 am

    Awww, hunni. Don’t worry. Take a break and come back when you’re ready. We’ll be here when you’re ready. :)

    Sorry to hear about the something “sad”. *hugs*

    I found this site this morning. Maybe it’ll make you smile too – it cheered me up and made me laugh –

  35. March 21, 2010 9:04 am

    Have a great trip and good break!!

  36. March 21, 2010 9:25 am

    Enjoy your vacation! I’m sorry about the sad thing as well :(

  37. March 21, 2010 9:57 am

    Have a great time on your vacation!

  38. March 22, 2010 8:17 pm

    *hugs* Have a good time!

  39. March 23, 2010 10:32 am

    Have a great time road tripping! Texas is always glad to have you. :D

  40. March 24, 2010 2:43 am

    Hugs! Have a great trip, an energizing goodness-filled break and we will see you later Alligator. :)

  41. March 24, 2010 3:27 am

    Late comment is late, but (hugs) for The Sad Thing :(

    Oh! Dark Victory is one of my absolute faves!

  42. March 24, 2010 4:07 pm

    Enjoy your trip and the break, Eva! *hug*

  43. March 24, 2010 5:32 pm

    Have a good trip! I’ve just caught up on about a bajillion of your posts that I didn’t read while I was sick, from vaginas to ears in audio, you’ve covered it all, girl! It made me laugh, made me think, and made me glad I’m up to date on all that’s been going on over here.

    I hope to see you for Dance Dance Dance, and whaddya mean Sheep Chase was only your second Murakami? You need to read more than two! ;)

  44. March 26, 2010 11:06 am

    What a gorgeous photo! Makes me want to pack up and head off myself. I hope you have a fun, and healing, time on your trip to Texas. Sorry it has to be shorter than usual but I do hope that you are able to soak up all kinds of fun in the time that you have. You have my thoughts and prayers for whatever it is you are going through. Enjoy your break, take care of you, and we’ll all be here when you get back.

  45. March 29, 2010 2:50 pm

    Hope you had a good time in Texas and you were around places with pretty weather. We had a fabulous weekend here in Austin. And, hope you are feeling better about the sad thing that happened. Hugs!

  46. March 29, 2010 3:11 pm

    I know you love period dramas, so you must check out the video on Austenprose’s Sunday post. Hope you had a lovely time in Texas! Here’s the link:

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