Archive for September, 2005

21
Sep 2005

Oh God, Oh God, Oh God, Oh God (Continue ad infinitum)

I don’t think I can sleep tonight. Which won’t make much of a difference since we have to get up at 4 am anyway. That’s 4 1/2 hours from now. And I don’t think I have everything packed and ready. I know it will all turn out okay, but right now, I’m so nervous I […]

20
Sep 2005

Today’s Musical Quote

Was it a millionaire who said “imagine no possessions”? A poor little schoolboy who said “we don’t need no lessons”? The Other Side of Summer – Elvis Costello

20
Sep 2005

Checklist

Flights booked and confirmed? Check. Yes, BA knows that we’re on the plane. Good to know. Suitcases organized? Check. Done loads and loads and loads of laundry? Check. Minor research on Chicago public transit? Check. Traveller’s cheques requested? Check. Called Caitlin? Check. Credit card? Check. International driver’s license for the husband? Check. Been prepared for […]

18
Sep 2005

After The Election

We so need to leave this country.

18
Sep 2005

Today’s Musical Quote

What lesson did I miss? All of them I guess. But learning them again will kill me Oh yea, that didn’t work Bird Flying – Golden Palominos

17
Sep 2005

First Contact

[Insert happy giggling here] I talked to Caitlin today on the phone for the first time and now I’m even more excited to come to Chicago than I was before. I was actually nervous calling, because it seems so weird to call a person you only know from the internet, but then it must be […]

17
Sep 2005

My Vote For Change

Here comes today’s foreign affairs’ lesson. The Germans, as you might or might have not known, are going to vote a new parliament tomorrow. It’s actually one year earlier than it should have been and here’s the short version of how it came to be so: Germany has two major political institutions, the Bundestag and […]

14
Sep 2005

I Want Too Much

My amazon wish list has 160 items. And I still want them all. I delete stuff all the time, but for everything I delete I add an average 2,72 of new things, so I don’t think I will ever get everything I want. That, my friends, is the curse of the overly interested. I sometimes […]

14
Sep 2005

Oh Tears, Little Shiny Tears

I don’t know what it is so while in doubt, I’ll just blame it on my sickness, but I honestly could break out in tears every minute these days. I don’t, but I could. I think it’s not too far-fetched that it’s at least partly my sickness, combined with stress at work, the newly acquired […]

13
Sep 2005

Today’s Musical Quote

A simple life’s my cup of tea I don’t need nobody but me What I wouldn’t give just to be left alone Stay Home – Self