I’m starting to pack for our trip to Massachusetts. We’ll be flying by plane, which has a layover in Texas. I believe it’s a three hour time difference once we get up there, so it’s going to be much later than the time zone we’re used to, putting us at 12:00 in the wee morning. I also heard it’s going to be pretty chilly. I don’t do so well with the cold, so this is going to be a great show of mind over matter. Once there, we’re going to visit Boston and Salem. Salem was the main reason why we’re going. I’m hoping there is time to visit Plymouth Rock, which I hear is a super tiny rock, but HISTORY!
Every October, we like to do something special for the month and it’s usually the theme parks. We decided to step outside our usual haunts. It took less than a week of brainstorming before we decided Salem would be a really historic and amazing experience, hence or plans so late in the year. And let’s not forget all the history Boston has! Literally, I think this is the best history lesson I’ve had. I didn’t retain much in lecture hall, so let’s see what visualization gets me.
What I hope to find in Salem: I hope to find something in the antique stores that I can put on my shrine. I want a sweat shirt that says Salem. I want to find a really pretty string of prayer beads.
My roommate started a care package which began with gloves and masks for the plane. Since then, she added Emergen-C the powder you mix with your drinks and some chewable Vitamin-C pills. We laughed every time we looked at the pile and something was added, but now that we packed our suitcase, we loaded up all her finds into our carryon luggage. I added a little bottle of sanitizer and I think that’s about it on what we can do. We both have our flu shots, so I’m not concerned about catching the flu, but everyone I know seems to get a cold when they’re on an airplane. Then there is the other scary outbreak that seems to be happening around the airports, the Ebola virus. Not even going to think past the cold part.
Untitled Horror: rough draft: 2/30 chapters written, very small outline going forward.
HBA: still no cover. 137/148 pages edited.
Creative Outlook: Strange obsession with cartoon fiction right now.