[Update: Some of my coworkers asked me to pull my entry (or they suggested it and since then haven't told me to leave it up) since I'm supposed to be writing about Chile for SE. Technically I don't think I even wrote anything substantial—I wasn't planning to write anything in-depth about Chile on my blog, but just to be safe I guess I'll remove my photos. Which you can view on my flickr anyway. I thought I would chose just a few to show you, but you can also wade through the hundreds I already uploaded, haha. Original entry follows.]
Thank you so much for your support and virtual hugs! I'm being a bit pokey with emails, but I will reply to everyone eventually, preferably when it's not 2:40 AM like it is now. I underestimated how many people actually read this blog thing and out of those people, how many are willing to take the time to toss me an email of happy thoughts and flying rainbow unicorns. You're too sweet! WHYYY?
As you may have predicted, I feel much better now. Eating shittons and hanging out with awesome people will do that to you. Granted, I'd probably feel better if I hadn't had such a rocky start, but American Airlines did deliver my luggage as promised, and I'm learning more about Chilean food than I ever will for the rest of my lifetime. Being numbed by calories is mostly what's helping me cope—now I can obsess over the 10 pounds I gained overnight and not the $555 I lost. Har har!
Laughing also helps.
I can't write much about my trip (I mentioned the BlogHerAds policy before, I think), but I figure it's safe to post some photos (the ones I deemed "the best" out of the hundreds I'm currently posting) with insufficient details (you can click on the photos for more info). I have a review of Babbo to post right after this; hopefully you won't feel too overloaded by 'boppy-ness.