Friday, May 29, 2009
Day after Tomorrow
I think Lizzie got the better trip haircut.
You be the judge:
It's layerriffic but makes me vaguely irritated. Like I want to jump into the shower and start over again. But then I'd come out wet and the same silly person I was when I got in.
Our email server at school went down on Saturday and I haven't been able to get into my personal folders, where I stored all the emails specific to the Philippines. So I could never make the master list of "things to take" -- that means that Lizzie and I will get on the plane early on Sunday morning and there's a 5% chance that we'll be forgetting to take something with us that we'll need. (I posted this and then noticed that I'd already written about this technology nightmare in the last entry. See? I can't remember what I've said from one post to the next. This means the brain is FULL. Or the attention is short.)
What's an adventure without uncertainty? Is it even an adventure?
Nana Peterson has asked us to take lots of lots of photos while we're over there, and you can bet that we'll comply. KC asked me to give a slide show when we get back. "I don't know," I said, "I loved my grandmother dearly but she gave slide shows of her trips and I remember wanting to kill myself during them." So while I can't promise a slide show, I can promise some sort of to-do when we get back, maybe a Day of the Dead blow out.
KC just returned from Canada. It took her 24 hours longer to get home than she'd anticipated because of travel snafus. I'm crossing my fingers and toes that this luck is not universal. Lizzie and I will leave early on Sunday morning, May 31, and should arrive in the Philippines at 10:30 PM on Monday, June 1. That's barring any Bermuda triangle action.
Starting tomorrow, I am going to pretend to be Ms. Calm and Collected. Maybe seeming will become being.
(Concluding question: Can one be Calm and Collected whilst wearing the dreaded travel fanny pack?)