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Getting ready for the UK Meet!

So, I haven't blogged in a while...not here, at any rate. I probably ran out of blog juice from my recent postings at Reviews by Jessewave, Chicks and Dicks and MM Good Book Reviews.

What's going on with me? Getting ready for my first transcontinental flight, basically. Cleaning the house so I don't come back to yuck-house. Realizing I don't have a tiny travel-sized shampoo. (Really? I used to have a million of them. I must have used them all up swimming.) Practicing my keynote address with the cats. They love that.

JCP News will be delayed this month. I'll probably do a September/October issue at the end of the month. Once I recover from my trip ;-)


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Sep. 10th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
lol my cats just walk away when I read to them.

Some flight tips: buy some travel sized hand sanitizer and wipes if they have them travel sized/individually wrapped and use them often on the plane/airport, especially in the plane, wipe down the arm rests, table, tv screen.

Also once you make it through security buy one or two bottles of water or whatever - pricy but worth it, plane service isn't the best. Can buy a snack too, or pack some animal crackers or granola. It shouldn't have nuts as those with nut allergies can be affected by it even if they are not sitting near you.
Sep. 10th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the tips. Last month I saw people had gotten through security with full water bottles. Not that I would chance it, but I thought it was strange.
Sep. 10th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
That's odd, I've never seen that happen.
Sep. 10th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
I'm relying on the hotel to provide me with shampoo, or I'll be finding a Boots and buying some I guess. :-) I'm only bringing carry on luggage so I have to make sure I don't bring anything big and liquid/gel.

I need to print out my some stuff yet and get my house ready to be left in my kid's quasi-capable hands. :-) Can't wait to see you.
Sep. 10th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
I only bring carry-on too. There are probably things that need printing out. I'll have to make a list. What day are you leaving?

Totally excited to see you too? (Where will our weather wormhole go without us to anchor it at either end?)
Sep. 10th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
I leave Thursday night. I get in around 10:00 Friday then hopefully will meet up with Jen before the 12:30 train to Brighton. Assuming customs is speedy. It doesn't take long to get down to the train station from the airport by train.
Sep. 10th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
So I should expect a security check on my way there and a customs check when I arrive? I guess that makes sense. My big experience with customs is the US/Canadian border, where for the most part they just ask if you have anything to declare. Unless they decide to search your car for drugs.
Sep. 10th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Have a wonderful trip across the pond! I hope your readership grows by leaps and bounds while you're there.
Sep. 11th, 2012 08:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! It'll be wonderful to connect personally with all these other writers and readers.
Sep. 11th, 2012 08:53 am (UTC)
I was born in that neck of the woods (Sussex county) and lived there 'til I was 7 and we came here.

Hopr you have a great time. ♥
Sep. 11th, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm so eager to get there! Can't wait!
Sep. 11th, 2012 10:32 am (UTC)
I hope you have a wonderful trip. Any chance your post a copy of your speech for those of us on this side of the pond?

Kristi P
Sep. 11th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm very psyched.

I'm storyboarding rather than scripting the speech, so it's fairly different every time I run through. Maybe when I get back I can make a version for posterity.
Sep. 11th, 2012 11:56 am (UTC)
Safe flight and great trip! Will you post the contents of your speech after you get back?
Sep. 11th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I haven't quite decided if the speech might be one of those "you had to be there" things, or if I want to recreate it for later reference.
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Sep. 11th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I'll need to bring some earbuds with me. I plan to sleep as much as I can on the way there but the way back I might get bored. Or maybe I'll sleep then too even though it's during the day :D (One can always hope.)
Sep. 12th, 2012 01:58 am (UTC)
Have a wonderful trip Jordan! You will have to make it to Australia one day :)

My only advice re: long distance flights is a travel pillow, I can't sleep on the plane without one.
Sep. 12th, 2012 09:37 am (UTC)
I would love to see Australia and NZ! I've been itching to get over there since my Hercules and Xena fan days.

Travel pillow...packed!
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