I compose newsletters multiple times a day, everyday however when it is time to actually write one, it is usually completed mere hours before you receive it and this one is no exception. I have so many helpful hints, tasty tidbits and odd observations that I want to share with you that I find it hard sometimes tying them all up in pretty thematic packages. Being someone who has made of a career of making the convoluted cohesive, it sometimes is a challenge to deliver without seeming slightly insane.
But the truth is, I sort of feel like I am losing my mind lately. I’m forgetting things, not listening when being spoken to, not remembering something I said 10 minutes prior and the most upsetting is that I recently tripped and fell! I cop to tripping every so often – usually it is my first seasonal wearing of creepers, but falling – as if.
I thought this photo collage would accurately describe what’s going on in my brain as of late – but it hardly represents all the swirling and loopy de loop that I am experiencing. I know I am not clinically cray, but I am tired and in dire need of some r & r which I intend to reap while lying on the beach the next couple of weeks. And just maybe I’ll write a coherent and concise newsletter, but I wouldn’t count on it.
I hope your last few weeks of summer are peachy keen and full of sunny sunshine.
Here are a few helpful hints I’ve been hoarding in my head:
1.If you happen to be departing from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport (my condolences), enter through the international terminal. A delightful Delta gate agent told me that as I sat and waited for Emily to snake her way through domestic security for 2 hours, yes 120 minutes.
2. When purchasing carry-on luggage, forgo color and pattern and buy a black bag. A black carry-on bag’s actual dimensions are difficult to discern from a distance and you can cheat the airline restrictions by a few inches.
3. Use app based car service like Uber when traveling (outside of NYC), especially to and from the airport. Many major city taxis still do not accept credit cards and it has been my personal experience they tend to be as much as 3x more per ride.