Because clearly the solution to feeling trapped inside a sick, unreliable body is to move that body from place to place at breakneck speed ;)
I have decided to take my trip by car so that I can bail and go home at any point if mono makes me start to wish for death, or if I get all asthmatically allergic to anywhere I might stay. And because I love my car. Lots. *clings to car*
The start of the road trip also starts with kind of a major life change for me -- my dad has hired me as sort of a consultant to help explore, research, develop, and teach a new music and technology program for 4 and 5 year olds. (He started a business a few years ago teaching music using technology to 6+ year olds, and wants a preschool lead-in program).
So I am going to Princeton, NJ (Nov. 12th-14th), where I have never been, to spend a weekend going to a professional grown-up workshop on early childhood music education, to learn job skills, and stay in a business motel by myself. I am, like, grown up!!! Holy crap!
And then, since that means I've already left Massachusetts, I figure I may as well go everywhere else. Because once I get on mapquest, it's kind of hard to stop. I was literally *this* close to going "Well, once I'm in Chicago, I may as well go all the way TO TEXAS."
So. w0lfstar, will you be around next Thursday or next weekend? (Philadelphia) I forget the name of your actual suburb -- how far do you live from Princeton? Here, there will be squeeeing about Enterprise, particularly Trip/T'Pol Shower Sex.
Then I will drive through central Pennsylvania (Sunday 14th-Monday 15th). This is the only part of the trip that is actually worrying me at all (strangely, I am underworried about this on the whole), because I will have to find a motel to spend the night and that may be a challenge if I am mono-y. I will hopefully see alliesings. There will be squeeeing about mini!OTP during this part of the trip, even if I have to just squeee by myself as I drive down the I-80.
Then up to Michigan, which was the original goal of this trip, to stay with lifelongfling and see jammer0307. There will be Atlantis squeee and Daniel/Janet squeee, and I may possibly end up locked up in lifelongfling's basement and forced to write the rest of Second Chances.
In the middle of the Michigan gleee, I will hop over to Chicago to see aj. It's really not looking like I will be there long
Then, on Sunday 21st or Monday 22nd, on to Toronto!!!! Here I will see relatives and hopefully stay and hang out with cat_b, if she is around. I am also planning to sleep over at meg_tdj's, where I am again in danger of being locked up somewhere for Second Chances, and to see pellucid, who hasn't decided which WiP she wants to lock me up for. Geographical Squeee: Daniel/Janet and Doggett/Reyes.
espirk? snarky_freak? Will you be around Ontario-related places that week?
Then back to Western Massachusetts at an undetermined time around the end of that week :)
So YAY!! Let me know if you live anywhere near these places and want to see my rolling caravan of gleee.
-- Little Red, so very crazy, so very excited.