Now that I made it back to the luxury of my couch, my Brody-pillow and my reliable plumbing it feels like a dream that I spent the last 2 weeks in the backwoods of Peru. 24 hours ago, I was scratching my bug bites in a third world airport while trying to convince a ticket agent from LAN that 12:40 does not equal midnight and that my ticket was indeed changeable for a nominal fee, all while wishing desperately for a Starbucks.
Tonight, I got to enjoy Easter with my family while scratching my bug bites and biding the time until Starbucks opens tomorrow so I can start making up for lost lattimes. I know it wasn’t a dream because I still look like I have chicken pox. Perhaps I have malaria too, or intestinal nematodes. Time will tell. In the meantime, I have 2 loads of ever so slightly terribly rank laundry that needs to be washed and/or boiled.
While I was gone, my husband took the children on a culinary tour of the area restaurants. Translation: no food shopping, at all, for 14 days. Our fridge contents: beer and miso. I have teacher appreciation week letters to write, basic groceries to buy, Game of Thrones episodes to watch, and about 300 entries into the Paco Collars/Fetching Tags giveaway I need to sort through.
Needless to say, I’ve got some catching up to do before I can apply the time I want to organizing the approximately 5000 pictures I took over the past two weeks. But the good news is, when one is in the jungle in the pitch black dark with limited alcohol and no wi-fi, one comes up with other ways to amuse oneself. Such as making fake movie trailers with snippets of video footage:
So much to edit, so little time! I can’t tell you all how glad I am to be home now- I missed all you guys!!
Deb Mendez says
Welcome back! Love, love love, the movie trailer! Can’t wait for the Premiere!
That trailer is pretty sweet. You got skills!
I can totally recommend Game of Thrones, at least, so far. I’d go as far as to say that the second episode is even better than the first!
Lisa W says
Welcome home! And I’m with HBD — loving some Game of Thrones!!!
That trailer is awesome – can’t wait to see more pics!
Steph B says
Glad you made it back! Enjoy your lattes. 🙂 Happy to add to the crowd of Game of Thrones fans – it’s been great so far!
That is SO cool! Now I wanna see the movie
Pup Fan says
Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear all about the trip. 🙂
Mihaela (Dr. V) says
Awesome trailer!!!! 🙂 –and welcome back!
So glad you made it home…fingers crossed no malaria or intestinal nematodes appear! No botfly larva either! Love, love, love the trailer 🙂 Look out Indiana Jones, Dr. V is on the scene now 🙂
Wow, absolutely was glued to the screen watching! Can’t wait for more news of your trip! You truly ROCK!
We missed you! Can’t wait for the post-adventure blog dump!
That was WAY more exciting than Indiana Jones. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures, welcome back 🙂
Now come on, how many people do you know who can legitimately start off a conversation with, “While I was doing surgery with a monkey on my head……” Totally. AWESOME!!!! Flies and bites and starbuckery aside, so STILL jealous.
OMG! Was that a monkey on someone’s head? And being cradled? Awesome! And I admit I squeed a little when I read you are watching GOT, love that book series and so far the show has not disappointed. Hope the bug bites fade and your stomach is healthy cause I can’t wait to see the full length movie feature! (I bet you had some Happy babies when you got home.)
Dr. V says
That was a monkey on MY head. lol!
Molly Mednikow says
I am rolling on the floor. You have thrown down the gauntlet to Misha and his movie making skills! This is incredible! You are destined to be a star!
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Doesn’t seem like you were gone for 2 weeks! Try that vetricyn (sp) they keep advertising for animal wound heeling on those bug bites…no offense intended. If it does so well on wounds, think how well it ought to work on bites. Of course benadryl spray works great too.
You’ve got talent with that movie! Hope you don’t plan to give up your day job.
BrownDog and his Momma