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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Almost time to leave for AC

Sitting here at 10 a.m. having some coffee, which is the last thing I need, come to think of it. Oh, how I envy men before spanking parties; y'all throw some clothes and toiletries (and maybe implements) into a bag and you're done. Women don't have it quite so easy! And this woman tends to fret that she'll forget this or that, or she won't pack the right things.

So. Bangs are trimmed, toenails are freshly painted for the peep-toe sandals, mail and newspapers put on hold for a few days, shuttle from the hotel to the airport on Monday booked. I've been playing with my new phone for the past couple of days and I think I've got enough familiarity with it to use it properly during our mini-vacation. Although yesterday, when I tried to enter Sarah Thorne's phone number into my contacts (she and RG are picking us up at Philly airport tomorrow), I tapped something wrong by accident and ending up calling her. Then, when I tried to send a text to John, I accidentally tapped send, mid-text. Butterfingers.

Today, I need to pull everything together for packing, wash my hair, do all the last-minute bits and pieces. John is coming over at 3:00 a.m., so I will get into bed early tonight and attempt to get a few hours of sleep, as I have to get up around 1:30 a.m. Ugh! I'm usually just getting to bed then! I am so glad we're going Thursday instead of Friday. I have a whole day to decompress.

I don't think I will blog while in AC, but you never know. But at least now I have Internet access and I can monitor/reply to comments. I don't have to worry about anonymous flame-throwers sneaking in and hurling a bomb while I'm offline for days on end. I was going to turn on moderation, but now I don't have to. :-)

Nervous? You know it. This is a new party for me, with lots of new people mixed in with the familiar. Very different feel from Shadow Lane; many more organized activities. I've already resigned myself to the fact that I'm not going to find California-healthy food there (not that I will be eating that much, anyway). I have not committed to any scenes; I'm leaving it all to where the party takes me. When I go to Shadow Lane, it's late summer in the desert; I bring nothing but the lightest clothes. But in AC, it's going to be in 50s during our stay. I have to have dual thinking -- play clothes and non-play clothes. And of course, there are my usual worries about being overwhelmed and coming off like an uptight snob to those who don't know me. Or upsetting friends who want to spend time with me, but I'm too distracted to give them the proper attention they deserve. Plus, out of nowhere, John's knee swelled up again yesterday. And what if our flight is delayed/canceled? And what about...

UGH! Shut up, Erica. Put one foot in front of the other and show up where you're supposed to. Smile. Breathe. The rest is out of your hands.

At least neither one of us has caught a cold. I have been drinking Airborne non-stop.

Anyway. I will see some of you there, and I can't wait. But thanks to my new toy, I won't be completely out of touch with the rest of you for four days. I'll do my best to stay somewhat caught up during the down times, if there are any.

Touching back briefly on the subject of anonymous comments -- as we all know, some nasty cowards out there hide behind anonymity in order to say cruel and vicious things. However, there is a flip side. Some people are shy; they want to say something nice, supportive, complimentary, etc., but they don't wish to give themselves away. I have had some incredibly lovely comments from nameless, faceless individuals, and I often wonder who they are.

Case in point: I received this comment last month, and I keep coming back to it. It makes me smile when I'm down. It tickles and flatters me. And I can't help but wish I knew who wrote it.

What is it about you that causes men to connect with a woman who is feisty, kittenish, mischievous, bright, articulate, and--most of all--a person who exacts respect for femininity?

Whoever you are, know that you made my day, and several more after that, with this brief missive. Thank you.

Have a great rest of your week/weekend, y'all. Wish me luck!


  1. Well, regardless of your travel schedule, I hope you have a great time! You're right, I'm sorry to say, the food isn't going to be the healthiest, though there is a big indoor shopping/dining complex next door with a PF Changs and some other decent places to eat.

    I was I was going to be there--as I've been for the last two years--but extenuating circumstances keep me away, of my own accord, mind you. Needless to say, you'll see familiar faces (and laps...and hands...) and you'll have a lot of fun. You know it's a good group so you'll have a good time once you settle in.

    One recommendation: walk up the Boardwalk one day when the weather's nice. Just past Caesars is a Western-themed casino. Facing the boardwalk they have the best frozen custard place. You can't get good frozen custard on the west coast, so indulge!

    And did I mention I wish I was going to be there? At least to give you a swat or two?

  2. Craig -- I've never had frozen custard! Seeing how much I like fro-yo, I'd probably enjoy that as well.

    If there is healthy food to be found, you can bet I'll find it! :-) I too wish you were going to be there. I will miss you.

  3. You will so enjoy this party, Erica. It has a very welcoming atmosphere, and as you know, tons of familiar faces. I so wish I could be there. Tell J I said hi and know that I will miss you guys!


  4. Hi Erica -- I wish you the BEST of luck :-)I wish i could be there too :-( Hope John's knee feel's better soon.I will miss you but i am happy that you will be having a great time.much love and hug's from your naughty girl Jade

  5. Jada -- I wish you could be there too! Maybe next SL?

    Jade -- thanks, hon. Talk to you when I come home. :-)

  6. Erica, have you thought of trying out for the feminine lead in the new movie their thinking of making called "50 Shades of Grey". As Anastasia Steele, your beauty, plus your voluptous 'bare ass', would be perfect for the part. I wonder who would be your male lead. My choice would be Dustin Hoffman. a nice 'Yiddishe boy'.

  7. Six -- I do believe the character of Anastasia is supposed to be quite a bit younger than I am. But thanks for the thought. :-)

  8. Hi Erica,
    Hope you have a good time here in Jersey. Sorry about the weather. Prior to this week things were quite mild. It's too bad I can not get involved with the alternative life style. As usual I enjoy reading your blog along with some of the other "alternative" life stuff and you have sparked my interest. That being said, I hope you enjoy your time in AC and I'll be looking forward to reading your blog when you get back.
    Take care,

  9. Milt -- it's OK about the weather; not like I'm going to be outside much, really. :-) I know I will have lots of fun, thanks.

  10. I can't wait to meet you!!!!!!!!!
    I am getting there early Friday 2 am early haha

  11. I hope you have a wonderful time! It sounds like it'll be a blast! I'm always an overpacker, thinking "well what if I need this or this..." I'd bring 10 times more stuff if I wasn't limited by baggage fees. Lol.

  12. Jai -- yes! See you there! :-D

    Lea -- it is now 2:30 a.m. and I'm all packed. Everything fit perfectly. John let me use his super-deep Pelican suitcase -- holds a ton and it's indestructible. But of course, I wish I could bring more!

  13. Have fun and enjoy Erica.


  14. I know you'll have a blast, Erica. Keep us posted on your adventures. Does the phone have a notepad app to record your thoughts and take notes?


  15. Hi, Erica!

    I hope I'm one of the nice anion's. I've only made one other comment on here, I don't quite remember the topic, unfortunately. But, I know you're one of the only blogs I've 'delurked' as it were. But, I digress, NJ, which has been my home for many years, has been experiencing a bit of odd weather. One day can be warm the next it could be freezing! For instance, this past Saturday the temperature was in the 30s and it will most likely be cooler in AC, so I suggest bringing a sweatshirt or the like just in case the odd cold weather persists. Have a fantastic time!

  16. Hermione -- it probably does, but I couldn't find it!

    Anonymous -- hi! Yes, you're quite nice, thank you. :-) I did come prepared with warm clothes and a jacket, and was quite fine walking on the Boardwalk. When we were out there, it was in the low to mid 50s, but sunny most of the time.

  17. YAY MY ERICA IS BACK :-)I know you had lot's of fun, i hope you took some pic's so i can see them :-)When you get some rest and have a chance to blog about it i can't wait to read all about your trip :-) I am VERY EXCITED :-)I missed you,much Love and hug's from your naughty girl Jade xoxo