It’s mine and mine alone …
If you don’t care to read about my upcoming trip to New York, then farewell my friend, try again somewhere next year. It is the only thing I can think, dream and probably also write about.
And I was thinking: there are going to be a lot of first timers coming along on this trip, which makes it all more special, exiting, but also a little scary. I do still sleep at night though.
It’s the first time I’ll fly from Heathrow. I’ll fly at 4.35pm on Christmas Day, a human time, and also lots of time to be “on time”.
It’s a first time with American Airlines, or any American airline for that matter. I have considered flying with Virgin, as it might be less of a terror target, but have decided not to let thoughts like that rule my head. Virgin also had some very nonhuman departure and arrival times. So AA it is going to be. I don’t really like flying, and this is only my second flight over 4 hours, so it is going to be challenging for my nerves. I need to bring music to take my mind off things (Billy Mack) and a notebook(a paper one) to the plane.
It is going to be my first time in the US. It took a long time before the right reason to visit it popped up. The time is now. The time is nigh(y). And the dollar is low.
Accordingly it’s going to be my first time in New York. I am quite certain it is not going to be my last time though.
A first time for D(2) (my new camera) to accompany me, I look forward to that.
A first time I am on a holiday this long on my own. I was supposed to meetup with a friend 2 of the days, but life made other plans. Checking the guide book however does insure me that chances of getting bored are zero, but I feel like a little girl going to this huge city, and London suddenly feels small. I like to think I’ll be fine, if you can move to London the way I did you certainly can find your way around in New York. And – l will be reunited with Davy there.
First time I am this nervous and exited before a trip. A tiny part of this is to blame on the previous list, the biggest part of it comes from the next one:
A first time to watch King Bill on stage. Definitely not the last time I can assure you.
There is only 1 thing left on my list of things to buy : a camera bag. And it’s not that I am that picky about it, I just want a camera bag with space for a (paper) notebook, and one that doesn’t look like a boring camera bag. How difficult can that be? Difficult, as I still haven’t found one. Any tips very welcome.
7 days to departure, 9 days to the play.
I feel it in my fingers …