Thursday, December 23, 2010

extraordinary news

'Twas just another day. Although I am certainly a visual person who prefers aesthetically-appealing things, I ate ugly food and loved it. Case in point, lunch: garlic green beans, hummus, and a veggie burger atop a bed of greens. 
Ew and delish. Later in the day I drove my aunt's car into the city--a terrifying first for me--and then subwayed myself over to Brooklyn to meet Sofia and Leslie for a  yoga class at Williamsburg's Kula. I landed my first headstand without the wall, but other than that we had mixed feelings about the instruction. Despite the fact that our dinner plans afterwards consisted of a closed Good BK, we still managed to have a fabulous time together as usual; eating good French food, drinking good cheap wine, and reveling in good conversation. It was an ordinary December day, I suppose, and I don't doubt that even though I have to run around for some last minute Christmas shopping, today will be one as well. 
Yet even then, there's announcements like this one that make it special: As of January 6th, 2011, I will be in San Jose, Costa Rica. In the days following I will be elsewhere throughout the country and Central America, including (hopefully) both Panama and Nicaragua. <- And that, my friends, is the abroad detail I've been making you wait for. Wishing you a beautiful, happy, and healthy holiday!


  1. Congrats on the awesome news! I bet Costa Rica will be beautiful this time of year.

    Happy Holidays!

  2. so excited for you, lady! last night was in fact lovely. cheap wine and cold nights are my life. happy holidays and we'll talk soon. keep us posted on your travel plans, yes? :)

  3. Oh my goodness! So exciting, Danielle!! Can't wait to read along if you are able to blog while away :)

  4. So excited for you!!! For how long??

  5. Your abroad plans sound fun! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  6. Hey your trip sounds awesome! What are you going to be doing there-traveling for fun? I've never been and want to go so badly!

    That card, the do one thing that scares you quote, was hanging next to the light switch in my room for nearly the entire time that i lived in mozambique (my mom sent me the card early on). i love that quote so much!

  7. So excited for you, Danielle!
    This trip sounds so amazing!

  8. Wishing you many happy and safe travels in january!

  9. Costa Rica!!!! I'm so excited for you, and insanely jealous!!!!

    Have a safe trip there and I can't wait to start hearing about it (keep an eye out for the beautiful variety of hummingbirds they have out there, hm???!!!)

  10. Susan: Thank you! I cannot wait to see it for myself and share pictures. Wishing you the same!

    crunchygranolagal: Thanks so much, and of course :).

    Karla: Thanks, girl! I will be blogging.

    Gillian: Ah, thank you! I answered your question in the next post :).

    VeggieGirl: Love you!

    Little Bookworm: I think so! Thanks, hope the same for you!

    Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards): Thank you! I answered your question in the next post. I'm so excited to see it for myself! And once I do, I'll give you 10+ reasons why should act on that desire :). I'm glad that the quote holds special meaning to you as well.

    Gabriela: Ah, thanks so much! Happy Holidays to you too, darling.

    BroccoliHut: Thank you! They're much appreciated.

    Trying To Heal: Thanks! Oh I will definitely be sharing a lot, hummingbirds included. Hopefully we can chat before so I know what to look for :).

  11. I am so freaking excited for you!! We'll be traveling and experiencing a new world together, but separately :)

    I hope we can catch up more soon and discuss details (I'm so interested!)...but congrats girl! This is definitely a congrats-worthy announcement--I hope you had an amazing holiday!! Talk soon!

  12. alovelyglass: Yay! Thank you! We will have to keep in touch during the entire thing though :) same to you and we'll definitely talk soon.


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