This Week in Awkwardness

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that I thought an Instagram might be fun but they wouldn’t let me upload from anything but my stupid phone.  Well, the more I’ve looked through it the more I realize how many pages are uploading pictures that definitely WERE taken with other sorts of cameras and then uploaded by some workaround (I’m pretty sure NASA’s telescopes aren’t plugged into an iPhone), so while it’s still stupid, I’m going to give it a shot anyway.  You can find me at awkwardglobetrotter if you want to keep track of whether or not I remember to upload anything.

Spring semester starts on Monday!


Added to the Travel Map:

Cunard Atlantic Crossing, New York, New York – Southampton, England, 3,568 miles – I’ve never traveled by ship before, so why not?

Oasi Zegna, Piatto, Italy – nature park in the Alps.

Saxon Switzerland National Park, Bad Schandau, Germany – fortress, hiking, rock formations, what’s not to love?

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This Week in Awkwardness

I now have 80 boards on Pinterest, which is completely insane, especially for someone who didn’t get Pinterest at all a month ago.  But I have to have a separate board for each state right?  And a handful for other countries & continents.  Plus it all has to be cross-referenced by activity.  What my organizational skills lack in brevity they make up in depth….


Crossed Off the Travel Map:

Lettuce Lake Park, Tampa, Florida.

Trout Creek Park, Thontosassa, Florida.


Added to the Travel Map:

Chippewa Lake Park, Chippewa Lake, Ohio – abandoned amusement park.

Paronella Park, Mena Creek, Queensland, Australia – abandoned mansion.

Plitvička Jezera National Park, Croatia – beautiful waterfalls.

Goðafoss, Iceland – Waterfall of the Gods.

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington.

Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls, Georgia.

Nova Scotia, Canada.

Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen, New York.

Falling Waters State Park, Chipley, Florida – 73 foot waterfall into a sinkhole.

This Month in Awkwardness

I’ve now completed my first week of classes and am way behind in my homework.  It seems like this is going to be a really interesting semester.  Except for geology.  I’ll be using my geology book to help me fall asleep at night.

I tried for a long time to understand what people use Pinterest for, but I created a couple of boards and I think I’m finally starting to get it.  Although I’m still not sure how I feel about the word “pinterest”.  Anyway there’s a link in the Social Media list for anyone who wants to follow my insane location research.

Interesting story in the news this week: the last remaining member of the Lykov family, Agytha, was airlifted to a hospital for leg pain.  Not all that remarkable in and of itself, except that Agytha’s parents fled into the Siberian wilderness in the 1930s and this is literally the first time she’s left the forest in her entire 71-year existence.  She’d never even seen a human she wasn’t related to until she was in her 30s, when a bunch of geologists stumbled upon the family cabin.


Added to the Travel Map:

Florida Highway A1A, Florida, USA – entire Atlantic coast, Amelia Island to Key West.