A disgruntled librarian packs it up and leaves fabulous New York City behind,
going on random adventures through South America,
while simultaneously promoting literacy
and spreading the love of the written word.

Monday, April 19, 2010

5 more days in this country

does it seem like i have been preparing for my trip for a really long time?  in someways i feel like it was forever ago when we made this plan, and in other ways it's rather unbelievable that in less than a week i'll be off on a life-changing adventure.

and for your reading pleasure, here are some random musings in no particular order:

1.  the williamsburg post office has decided to continue its lasting legacy of uselessness, and has been unable to forward any of my mail.  two months of phone calls and follow-ups and no one knows where my mail is.  thanks guys!  i'll miss you too!

2.  i would like to know exactly how kenley (of project runway fame) wound up as a karaoke hostess at Trash Bar ... and after an incident in which the bolshevik was denied singing a duet of meatloaf's "i would do anything for love but i won't do that" on the basis of that he 'didn't know the song' i must say that i think she is too strict for latenight karaoke.  she does not embody the rock n' roll spirit necessary for these things.  but i would totally buy some of her clothing, you know, if the pieces didn't all cost $300.

3.  i have done everything on my to-do list, including making an appointment for allergy shots in lima.  this was one of those tasks i'd been avoiding, but it turned out to be surprisingly easy.  i made up a list of useful sentences in spanish, things like i need a doctor to administer my injections for allergies and i have serum, but i do not have syringes.  and then lo and behond the secretary spoke fluent english.

4.  not having any more tasks to complete is very satisfying, but also very odd.

5.  i may be bringing 7 pairs of shoes with me.  is that wrong?

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to e-mail about flaking on Saturday, but I'll just say I'm sorry I missed out. All the best for South America, though the syringes sound scary.

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