A Triumphant Return

Word up my internet peeps!

You will rarely catch me in as good a mood as I am right now, so soak it all in while you can. I am back from my vacation, refreshed, relaxed, loved up, and ready to tackle the rest of the year until Josh and I can be together full time. Last year’s vacation had too many chunks of time cut away by his work schedule, and the travelling part of it was horrendous. He also had a court date the day after my return, and none of the legal shit had been sorted out yet – our future, while undoubtedly involving each other, was filled with uncertainty, obstacles, and plans kept in limbo by forces beyond our control. It was all a little scary, and next to impossible to will myself back on the bus to go home.

This year was different. With no more court to take up sick days, he had the full week off to spend time with me. Ten solid days of loving, sleeping, eating, singing, visiting, shopping, laughing, cooking, kissing, dancing, drinking, wii-ing, and just generally being. A proper vacation. Even when it came time to leave, I was still feeling great.

The next steps to getting together are slowly forming a solid groundwork – talking to lawyers, looking at colleges, setting loose dates and vague to-do lists. Nothing is set in stone yet, of course. But on the way back to the airport, I was feeling alright. Instead of last years dread, anxiety, and futile resentment towards space, time, and other human beings, this year I was nothing short of psyched. Instead of thoughts of “How long until we see each other again?” and “What’s going to happen next?” it was more like “Ok, I’m going to go get things ready up in Canada with the paperwork and the research and the phone calls, and I’ll see you soon! Like for reals this time! Holy crap, woot!”

So yes, I would say it was a good vacation. And with ten days of “What do you want to do today Napolean?” (although I never got around to actually saying that, but now I really wish I had), there was much in the way of fun and adventure. You’ll be regaled with tales for weeks to come, and pictures of course. But for now, while my fridge is still empty and my bags still unpacked, here are some brief highlights:

– Late night grocery shopping at Walmart!

– Confederate flag bikinis and hot tubs!

– We went on the radio! Details and clips coming soon!

– Great adventures in American dining establishments and their patrons!

– Saw the Hangover! Go see it! Now!

– 2 a.m. weight lifting contest (Josh totally won!)

– Strippers!

– Copious amounts of junk food!

– Vikings and dragons from space!

– Licking inappropriate objects! Surprise, it’s not the strippers!

 All that and more, but right now I’m starving because I spent last night getting piss drunk with Talea and didn’t get groceries. It was totally worth it.


  1. Ginny said,

    June 24, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Yaaaay! Glad you’re back safely, with uninjured toes. I will impatiently wait for details.

    • Emerald said,

      June 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

      I’m glad I’m back safely too after last years venture into the land of absolute insanity 😛 Details are forthcoming, but first I have to get Josh to send me all the pics from his camera. Mine is too bulky to conveniently carry around.

  2. sleepyjane said,

    June 24, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Sounds like one fantastic vacation! 🙂 Can’t wait for more deets and pictures!

  3. talea said,

    June 25, 2009 at 3:33 am

    I believe the correct term is snockered. We were full out snockered.

  4. Jen512 said,

    June 25, 2009 at 6:45 am

    So glad you had a great time in our fair nation. Can’t wait to hear more stories, I’m always interested to hear an outsider’s point of view on the US, and I want to hear about these strippers! Sounds like you guys had a blast. I can completely relate to paper work and BS to be with the one you love, I’m going through the same crap right now.

    • Emerald said,

      June 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm

      Paperwork is indeed a bitch, but well worth it 😉

  5. David said,

    June 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Glad to hear that you had a nice vacation Emerald.

    Bet you and Talea are a sight to be seen when “in your cups”. Snockered, piss drunk, hammered, wasted, 3 sheets to the wind, blotto, etc. 🙂

    • Emerald said,

      June 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm

      We are pretty hilarious when inebriated, I must say. Good times always ensue.

  6. June 28, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Sounds wonderful !!!

    Glad you feel refreshed.

    • Emerald said,

      June 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm

      I am feeling refreshed, far better than last year! 😛

  7. lifeunderacarolinamoon said,

    July 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Glad you had a good time! I’ll look forward to the pics! When do you come to NC for good?

  8. duffboy said,

    July 3, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Sounds like a great time, looking forward to all the blog byproducts of that trip. I’ll go lick an inappropiate object… just to get people talking 😉

    • Emerald said,

      July 3, 2009 at 11:18 pm

      I’m looking forward to sharing said blog byproducts! It was good times indeed.

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