25 April 2011

It's Not About the Money: Introducing the European Misadventures of Lauren and Josh

This series is named in honor of this song,which was stuck in Josh's head for our whole trip. Beware that British pop music, boys and girls - it will grab your mind and never let go.

Anyway...hello again, everybody! I hope you all had a lovely Easter yesterday, and for those of you who are now getting into the finals crunch: Godspeed. Over here, we're lucky enough to have another week of Easter vacation left still (I believe it has something to do with a certain high-profile wedding happening in London this Friday...), but next week, I'll be finishing up classes myself.

This week, Josh and I will be working together to write you the tales of our adventures - hence the title. It's going to be a bit different from any blog series either of us has written before, as we'll be taking turns with the telling. So today, I'm writing the introduction, but tomorrow (hopefully), Josh will post Part One on his blog, here. After that, it'll be my turn, then his again, and so on. All post titles will begin with "It's Not About the Money," and there'll always be a link to the next post in the series, so you should have no trouble following along.

Please don't panic - we're going to try real hard to keep this from getting confusing! And hopefully you'll enjoy it, hearing things from both our perspectives. (If you know Josh and I at all, you know we have rather different storytelling styles in the first place.) We'll be telling the story in three parts, one for each of the cities we visited: Paris, Florence and Rome. We'll also have interludes between the parts, written by both of us about whatever we might have learned (or not), and, if they're interesting, answering any questions you leave us.
Get it? Got it? Good. (If you're still confused, tell me so in the comments! I will explain further, if I can.) Here's a sketchy overview of what's going to happen:

Introduction - Valentine (that's this one!)
Part 1 - Craftsman (over there, remember?)
Interlude - Valentine + Craftsman (it'll be in both places, so read where you like!)
Part 2 - Valentine
Interlude - Valentine + Craftsman
Part 3 - Craftsman
Epilogue - Valentine + Craftsman (probably)

Knowing us, there will absolutely be many more parts than this...but let us worry about that. The important thing is, we hope you enjoy reading, and have lots of questions/comments/snarky remarks for us!

Stay tuned for next time: over at Craftsman's Journey, you'll hear about our trip from London to Paris, the first stop in our grand adventure. Thanks for coming, and we hope you enjoy the ride!

EDIT: Here's the link to Part One!

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