Auckland, thus far, has completely taken my breath away. I am staying on a thin peninsula on the north shore that is completely surrounded by fourteen gorgeous beaches. These are beaches that look like Aslan is just hanging out under the rocks, waiting for that little mouse to want his tail back. I will postContinue reading “first thoughts at 28.”
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I stood at baggage claim for almost an hour. Waiting. Waiting to see that yellow ribbon I tied to my blue bag. After 45 minutes, I looked around and saw seven expectant faces. We all looked so pitiful, like we were waiting for someone to ask us to dance at prom. Except the bags wereContinue reading “baggage.”
nz hates jerky.
I’ve been traveling for the last 25 hours. I’ve been through several time changes, and my meal cycle is a bit confused. So in Charlotte, I bought some beef jerky when I wasn’t hungry, since I would need a snack before I got to LA at 8:45pm (which would feel like 11:45pm to me). SoContinue reading “nz hates jerky.”
I’m leaving on a jet plane, and I know when I’ll be back again… in February for my sweet twin brother’s wedding. This has made it easier to say goodbye to friends and family! I’ve gone 5 months without being home before, but I have never gone a whole year. So, c’est la vie.Continue reading “kiwi cubed.”
sweet as, mate.
What I’m learning right now at Barnes and Noble about kiwi language: Flat white: espresso with milk Cuppa: cup of tea or coffee Sweet as: all good “‘Ello, mate. May I please have a cuppa flat white? That’d be sweet as.”
limited time only! ah!!!
I am an advertiser’s dream customer. Call it “limited time only”, and I treat the product like it’s gold. Especially when it’s delicious gold, like pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin ales or pumpkin cheesecake. So we are flying into New Zealand during their spring, missing the peak of US fall. But then I got toContinue reading “limited time only! ah!!!”
Brittany, Kasey, and I have our first job on September 26th. But I arrive on the 19th. So I’ve been emailing every cool looking job in Auckland and haven’t heard back until today. Today I got accepted to work at an inn on this beach: