I was recently urged by my Gender Studies professor from this last semester to submit my paper for the class to the Popular/American Culture Association. So, I wrote up a short abstract to summarize my full paper and submitted it to the proper chair person at the association. So, now I must wait. June 15 is the deadline for the call for papers, so after that point I should hear one way or another if I'm supposed to attend the conference in November to present my paper. Ok, now I'm scared. What if the paper does get picked and I have to travel to Boston to present it in front of God knows how many people?? I'm not too worried about that right now. More importantly, vacation is coming up!!
In a couple of weeks I'll be leaving on my first cruise! We're sailing out of New York (which should be very cool!) to Bermuda. I've never been to Bermuda either, so this should be an all around new experience for me. I'm looking forward to it, but also concerned about possible sea sickness. Any time I mention to anyone that I'm going on a cruise they have some horrible story about how sick they got on a cruise or they know of someone that got deathly ill. I will go, armed with Dramamine.