Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Friends, family, countrymen.

As you may or may not know, Brian and I have finally embarked for several months in South America. While I suppose that there is always the possibility that I´ll write an entry or two on this blog while we're gone, I´ll most likely just be posting on our new travel blog, La Llave Grande. Photos, stories, the occasional video, and an explanation of the name can be found there. And updates will be frequent, I promise!

Here's a video of me petting an iguana.


video

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Brain hurty.

I don't have all that much to say right now, without going into a huge thing about how stressful these last few days are turning out to be before we leave for an amazing trip! Let me just say that I am NOT complaining. I am fully aware that most people do not get to take four-month trips to South America, and that it's going to be outstanding. I just wish it was Monday and whatever I didn't get done just was going to have to be done by someone else! Brian is in the same situation, so when we get home at night (after doing actual work, like "jobs," rather than trip preparation-y stuff like getting malaria pills that, while not necessarily fun, is still pretty exciting), we just whine about all the crap we have to do, wish we had hours just to pore over a guidebook and figure out exactly where we might want to go, feel guilty that we didn't get enough done that day, and fall asleep much too late.

So anyway, here are some really random exciting things:

-Dave and Shannon moved to Chicago over the weekend!! I love them. Even though they have more stuff than God.

- Brittnye has a really cool blog and a while ago she posted about one of her favorite artists, Francine Turk, and then the artist contacted her and wants to meet!

- I get to go to REI tomorrow and buy packing cubes! I think they're going to save my life. These are the kinds of things I get absurdly excited about.

Time to start the final Harry Potter so I don't have to lug that baby on the plane...