Having a wonderful time in Florida. Wish you were here. :-P
I'm writing this having woken up in a completely different state for the first time in my life. I came in as the sun was setting, so I am still learning about my new environment and dealing with the culture shock. I have long maintained that ambient noise is a huge factor in your life. The last 24 hours have proved it to me.
So I'm here, I'm safe, and I'm annoyed with my dad. I went to bed about 930PM, telling my dad on the phone that I was wiped out and had been up since 600AM. He laughed at me and said, "I've been up two hours longer than that and I'm not going to bed!" See? THIS is why I don't talk to him about anything personal.
So, I'll be jumping back to my usual stuff later, maybe later today, but definitely by tomorrow. Just letting everyone know I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth. And I'm glad I didn't go to Daytona Beach or Orlando. It is appropriately subtle and chill out here.