Where I am, what I’m reading and how you can reach me

As the final send-off to a marvelous summer (which included — yes — a Foreigner concert), I’m heading to upstate New York with Spencer to visit his parents and meet his family — and I’m excited, but yes . . . I’m nervous. Everything will be fine, I know, and I’m sure we’ll have a great time — it’s just the pressure of making a good first impression that gets to me. I’ve been here before, but not with someone I cared about as much as I care about him. So that? Makes it all the more intense.

But I’m not thinking about it. Not. Thinking. About. It.

On a positive note, it’s currently 64 degrees in Gerry, New York, friends, and what does that mean? I get to pack a jacket. Jeans. Boots. Maybe a scarf. After a long, hot and terrible D.C. summer, I’m thrilled to be headed somewhere cooler! After quizzing Spencer last night about New York temperatures, he said, “I guess think of it being like October weather here.” And October weather? Well, that’s my favorite. So I’m pumped.

In other news, choosing what books to pack for a four-day, busy weekend has proved challenging. I need something for that one hour flight to Buffalo, of course, and I have to choose wisely. Too bad I haven’t found an entertaining book in a while . . . and that nothing new and incredibly exciting has been released lately.

Oh, wait . . .

Yeah. Mockingjay. Maybe you’ve heard of it?

Shuffling off to my local Borders, I’ll be picking up a copy on my lunch break today — and am beginning to understand why some folks actually took a whole day off of work to feast on the majesty. I remember being home and reading like a mad person the day after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pubbed, but I was also:

a) On summer vacation
b) A college student
c) Without a big girl job
d) Way more energetic than I am now.

So I’ll have to settle for stowing that gorgeous baby-blue beauty away with me and reading on the plane.

If I can keep my eyes open.

Which is looking doubtful.

I’ll be off enjoying the wonderful weekend in New York and offline, but be sure to check in with me on Twitter@writemeg — where I’ll be posting thoughts, sharing photos from Niagara Falls and generally continuing the #Mockingjay mayhem. See you all soon!

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16 responses to “Where I am, what I’m reading and how you can reach me

  1. Meet the family?
    You should watch Meet the Fockers for fun/prep work.

    Foreigner? How coool!
    I love Niagara Falls.
    Mr. Whimsy and I took a heli ride over the falls during our honeymoon.

    Enjoy!
    Take pictures!
    Good luck!
    They’ll love you!

    • Meg

      Thanks Juju! :) I’ll definitely report back on everything. And I think “Meet The Fockers” as prep work would give me an anxiety attack, haha! I’d be the Ben Stiller in a “Meet The Parents” scenario. Oh my.

  2. Good luck meeting the family. Just try to be yourself. That’s what Spencer loves you for (I hope!), so they should too! :-)

  3. Enjoy your weekend, New York, The Family. You are obviously taking very good care of their son, they will love you :)

  4. Foreigner? Wow, that’s a blast from the past. Have a great trip!

  5. Good luck meeting the parents! It’s always nervewracking no matter what but then afterwards you know they’ll love you!

  6. Best of luck! You will be awesome. I really want to read Mockingjay, but I forgot to put a hold on it months in advance and now it has 250 holds on it at the library. Sucks.

  7. Good luck Meg! I bet you’re going to make a fantastic impression.

    I will also be reading Mockingjay this weekend – and I could devour the last HP in one night for very similar reasons! At least by putting it off until the weekend I can do a mini readathon of all three Hunger Games books. :D

  8. I’m sure his family will love you! Relax and have a great time!

  9. I am one of those who took the day off to read Mockingjay. AND I did it for the last Harry Potter book too….

    Can anyone say “addict?” ;)

    Have a super time – you are going to have a blast!

  10. Have a great time. I’m sure his folks will love you.

  11. oh my gosh! what a huge step. good luck with meeting his family. don’t worry, i’m sure they’ll love you! ^_^

    and i can’t wait to read mockingjay! tritia just bought it so i have to wait for her to finish it first. i’m working on finishing the pretty little liars series right now :D

    have fun in new york! i’m totally jealous of the jacket weather (it’s 104 here and i can’t wait for it to be OVER).
    <3

  12. kay

    By now you’ve probably met the family and I hope everything went for the best for you! I’m not worried for you though, I’me sure they will absolutely like you!

    Also, a Foreigner concert? I’m jealous! Seriously! Sounds like fun!

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Mockingjay!

  13. hope it was AWESOME despite the fact it’s in the middle of nowhere. :) hhahah. hope you’ll be back soon–you sure do take a lot of vacations, missy.

  14. Whoosh whoosh whoosh…I can barely hear you over the roar of the falls…great post!!!

  15. As someone stated earlier–the most important is to always be yourself. I’m sure you made a great impression on them!