Woo hoo, what a wild week.
Someone mentioned today that I only seem to write when I don't have people to talk to. I have to vomit comments and information, and if someone is there to hear me, great. If not, I have to run online and force others to hear.
I flew into Boston on Friday morning, and darling Noah met me right at the airport and guided me through the T lines. Actually, he got us into the T station, and then I mentioned that I was parked at the airport, so we headed back out to the car. Lovely Tach was doing very well, and we cruised on down to his place together.
Can you tell what a mood I'm in? Everything is lovely, darling...
The next morning we headed to Vermont for the reception, giving ourselves 4 hours for what should have been a 3 hour trip. Unfortunately we left a wee bit late, and then got a wee bit lost (yes, those Boston interstates are stinkers!), and got there a wee bit late. Like an hour. Luckily it seemed like we didn't miss too much, there were still amazing vegan goodies available, and lots of champagne. It was great to meet all of Kira's family and pre-SF friends, and to party with the girls a little bit more. We sat around noshing and talking for hours.
Afterwards Cora, a pre-SF friend, kindly took us into her home, fed us, and gave us a place to sleep. She had a beautiful old house, happily filled with books and art, and we had a great evening.
Wow, I'm just really not as interesting when I'm happy and have nothing to whine about. Maybe I should wait until I feel cranky and then write again. Nah, you'll just have to deal with my contentment.
The next day we wandered Burlington, the largest city in Vermont. I'm not sure how much that is saying, however, as the town felt small and sleepy to me, coming from Boston. Extremely diverse and liberal, however, with trees everywhere, and New York right across the lake! From our perspective, it looked a lot like Vermont.
I've been doing a good job of sampling local beers wherever I've been going to, and Vermont has bundles. Noah and I went to the Vermont Pub and Brewery that night to sample some more and to chat with Jim and Colleen. Once again, a great time was had by all. Sorry, still content.
I've been... well, slightly stunned by how much everyone has in common with me. We have common interests, we've seen the same movies, we speak the same language. It's been so long since I've been with my people, it feels strange. On the road, you sorta take what you're given. What, you're talking to me? I don't care if you're fifty with no teeth, I haven't spoken to anyone in a week, you are my new best friend!! But these are Kira's people, and they feel... comfortable. It's nice.
Especially Noah. I'm sending mad props to him. He's been a long time reader, one time commenter, and has been waiting for me to get to his neck of the woods. Due to my crazy fast pace, it took me 9 months, and coincided with the end of his school year and the start of the summer. So we got to hang together, and it has been great to have more company. Tach's feeling a little lonely, I haven't talked to him in almost a month, but I am lovin' it.
It was nice that I wasn't all by myself jumping up and down outside the Ben and Jerry's plant, waiting for the tour to start. It was good to have someone take Stripes picture with me inside a barrel of apples. And it is fabulous to get to use his computer and have a shower just waiting for me in the other room. Lovely.
Yes, it's all lovely, lovely, lovely. I'll try to have a very unpleasant experience that I can bitch about next time, gotta keep entertaining. Until then, just picture the goofy grin on my face and be happy.