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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Off to Canada!

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On Friday morning I'm heading to Canada (a birthday present to myself) to spend just over a week with a great awesome brilliant genius friend of mine, Dawn Ius, so I won't be around very much until March 7th. I have, however, scheduled a couple of blog tour posts for the ninjamatic Alex J. Cavanaugh (Feb 28th) and the stunning Rachel Morgan (March 5th).

On my way to and from Canada I have to spend big chunks of time in London Heathrow waiting for my transfers, so guess who are coming to meet me there!?!?! The fiery J.C. Martin and the glamorous Talli Roland (I'm loving the adjectives today!). And before my return flight from Calgary, I'm planning to meet the talented Stina Lindenblatt, and hopefully the lovely Steena Holmes, too!

And check out the places (PLACE ONE), Dawn is planning to take me to see (PLACE TWO). My jaw has been perpetually dropped since seeing those pics for the first time ...

But, you know what I'm most excited about? Not the fact that Dawn is taking me to see CATS on Saturday night, or the fact that for my birthday this Sunday, we are going to a Oscar Night production (that is going to be funny), or the fact I get to see where Dawn lives and meet her family ... (don't get me wrong, I'm excited about these things too!) ... but I'm most excited about being able to sit down, face-to-face, and read through Vine Leaves submissions together while sipping on a nice glass (or two or three) of wine! Oh my gosh, it really is the simple pleasures in life that I treasure the most.

Do you like the simple pleasures? Or do you need adventure and excitement to feel like you're "really living"?

24 comments:

  1. I like the simple stuff. Like, for example, when you mentioned you get to meet Stina L face to face, I might have squealed. Have an awesome time, Jessica--it sounds like you've planned the trip of a lifetime!

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  2. Where are you going in Canada? (asks the Canadian)
    Have a safe trip and enjoy your visit.

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  3. Enjoy your trip and give those girls in London a hug for me!

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  4. I definitely enjoy the simple pleasures!

    Have a wonderful trip to Canada, Jessica, and tell all those amazing bloggers you get to see that I say hello!! :)

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  5. Sounds like fun! Be sure to send a postcard!!

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  6. Like Cathy said, where are you going in Canada? Anywhere near us?

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  7. Sooo excited for you! And way to go to fill in downtime at airports. Have a great, GREAT time. And me, I like a mix of the two.

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  8. Hi Jess .. sounds like you have a great trip wrapped up - so much fun ahead of you .. and then (oh goody) so much to tell us about ..

    Just enjoy - relax and breathe .. and don't hyperventilate meeting all those great buddies .. cheers til we catch you again .. Hilary

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  9. Yay! I can't wait to meet you. :) :)

    I love travelling and adventure, but I also love coming home.

    Have a great trip!

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  10. Damn. If only your layover was Atlanta and not London. Oh well, you're going to have such a blast! Enjoy.

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  11. The good news is Calgary airport isn't as scary as Heathrow. I've been stuck there overnight when I was in my twenties. It wasn't much fun.

    I can't wait to meet you for real, Jessica! :D

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  12. Sounds like an AWESOME trip! Jam packed with cool stuff. I am so all about the simple pleasures...I am sure that doesn't surprise you but I do need adventure/spontaneity to mix things up. Have a kick ass time!

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  13. How cool that you'll get to meet up with all those awesome bloggy buddies/writing friends. I'm totally jealous! Have an amazing time :D

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  14. oh man, sounds like you're going to have an awesome time!
    I'm definitely a simple pleasures girl. But every once in awhile an adventure shakes me up and i'm the better for it

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  15. Stina's right the Calgary airport is quite simple compared to Heathrow. Enjoy Canada, I really like it.

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  16. I'm so jealous that you get to meet those awesome women! Enjoy your travels and be safe! :)

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  17. Simple pleasures for me. But the ocassional adventure doesn't hurt. Have fun!

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  18. Have fun in Calgary! I live in Ontario and haven't even seen Calgary myself, but I know it's gorgeous. :)

    I like a bit of simple pleasures and a bit of adventure to be happy. It depends on my mood and how busy other life obligations are at the time.

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  19. O.M.G.! I am so insanely jealous! Look at all the fun bleeps you're getting to see! And is that beautiful Lake Louise? I've wanted to go there since I saw "Springtime in the Rockies" when I was like... nine! :D

    Have a superfun time. Pictures, please~ <3

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  20. Oooh have a lovely trip! I'd crash the Heathrow party too, only getting away from an eleven-week-old baby will prove difficult... :-)

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  21. hi miss jessica! woweee! im soooo happy your doing something sooo fun for you cause your deserve it. i hope you have the most fun and happy time ever and for sure you just gotta have a happy birthday. for me i like little stuff lots. it doesnt take so much to get me smiling and happy. just getting a email from you does that for me. have fun fun fun!!!
    ...big hugs from lenny

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  22. Have a wonderful and safe trip. Sounds glorious. Maybe I can entice you to visit me in California next. xoxo

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