I thought about doing a “Call me maybe” meme for this post, but I just couldn’t work it out . Some of you are happy about this, I’m sure.
Well, this week is going to be…crazy. I am actually traveling back to the States for a few days (yes, I said days) for my best friend’s wedding. Basically, I’m going to be jet lagged for two weeks straight–just about the time I will start to feel like I’m in the EST, it’ll be time to come back to Romania. For all of you who don’t know me and are wondering why I would do this to myself, let me just say this is a journey of love. The list of people I would do this for is very, very short. Luckily, she is quite amazing and realizes this. Judge all you want, but I couldn’t imagine missing this wedding.
So, my schedule is thus. Wednesday, I fly from Cluj to Munich, Munich to Charlotte. I will get picked up from the airport, and we’ll drive the rest of the way to Columbia. Thursday morning, I’ll get a massage and a manicure (be jealous). Then, Thursday night is the rehearsal, dinner, a gathering of some beautiful ladies, and then who knows what. We might go out, or we might stay in and all giggle the night away. Friday evening is the wedding. Saturday, I’m hitching a ride to Atlanta. I will get to see a few of my amazing friends there. Sunday, I’ll hop on a plane to Charlotte, then Charlotte to Munich, and Munich to Cluj. At this point, you may be wondering why I’m leaving from Atlanta, especially if I’m going to have to fly back through Charlotte. Well, it comes down to transportation. It was considerably cheaper to leave on Sunday versus Saturday. However, most people are leaving Columbia on Saturday. If I were to fly out of Charlotte on Sunday, I would have to get to the airport at about 6 am for a flight that didn’t leave until 5pm. If I left out of Atlanta, I would get to see some friends who aren’t going to make it to the wedding and I could get a ride to the airport at a more reasonable time. AND I’ll get to eat at one of my favorite restaurants of all time: Planet Bombay. The question is will I order the chicken korma or the veggie combo…and how much naan can I reasonably eat? So there. It sounds much more reasonable.
I will admit, I did consider trying to figure out how to make it to DC for a day. However, it was going to be too stressful, and, to be perfectly honest, however much time I spent wouldn’t feel like enough. So, I’m saving up all my hugs, couch cuddles, and the likes for December. And, for you DCer’s who are feeling a little jealous that I’m going to Atlanta instead, just remember that I haven’t been down there since January, and I have no idea when I will be back down there. I at least have long term plans with DC.