Sorry. It seems that I just can’t get myself to write more about our trip. I’ll do it one day, but it might not be any day soon. So I just decided to write something, so this post is going to be just a collection of random thoughts.
I had my riding lesson yesterday. I wonder how long I have to keep going there before I feel like I did good. This was not one of the worse times, but it certainly was not the best one either. The horse I had is sooooo lazy. Horribly lazy. No matter what I did it did not seem to wake up at all. And for some reason I have developed a bad back. I’ve never before had trouble with my back, but now there is a stabbing pain in my lower back from time to time. Maybe it’s just my body protesting that I’m making it do something!
I’m planning a new trip. I really do love travelling, if I had the money I would travel to so many places! This time we are going with DS to a mini cruise. It lasts for about 24 hours, going from Turku to Kappelskär. I’m hoping it will be a fun trip, but that still remains to be seen. I have been planning this for some time now, today I made the reservations. But I was not so thrilled about it as I was yesterday. For some reason I began thinking about Estonia last night. I have been on cruises several times after the accident and never thought about it. But last night I remembered it again.
Then when I came to work in the morning I read a – well, maybe I’ll call it a “newspaper” in the net. It’s a kind of publication that always has sensational things with big letters on the front page and when you actually read what the article says you usually find out that things are not what they where made out to be in the front page. But anyway, I was reading it because the net version is free. First I read about a couple that got trapped inside their cabin during a cruise and could not get out for hours. And the next one I read was about a book written by a Finnish politician about his experience of tsunami. Yet another disaster involving water.
The question now is should I just keep my plans and just go to the cruise and forget I read all this or should I just give it up? I think I did already ansver my own question, I booked the trip today. This really just took the joy out of it. In a couple of days I will forget about it all, and there is no reason to believe that the trip is going to be nothing but fun!
Another thing that has been on my mind is that I’m thinking about meeting someone in real life that I have “met” in the net. I have never done that. I’m not really sure I should even do that. No, it’s not any one of you. I’m pretty sure this person does not even know this place exists. We “met” in an online game that really requires a lot of cooperation between players. Nobody can survive alone. We have talked a lot about the game, but also about other things. I really like this person in writing. But I’m not sure if we should really meet. I’m scared. I’ve never done this before.
So please tell me, have you met in real life with people you only know from internet? How was it? I know most of you are going to tell me it was totally great but I’m sure there are other kind of experiences. Has it happened to anyone that someone sounded really great in writing but was a total ass in person? Don’t worry, I’m going to meet in a public place and I’m quite sure that it is completely safe. I’m just afraid that the picture I have in my head of this person is going to be totally different than reality. Or that the first sight of (not so pretty) me is going to cause the meeting to go badly.
I seem to worry a lot these days. But I’m hoping that sharing them makes me see how silly I am. I know I am. Just tell me I am!